Brazilian Gringo helps non-Brazilians adapt to life in Brazil more successfully by improving their Brazilian Portuguese learning skills and knowledge of Brazilian culture. Other topics that are frequently touched on are how to make money in Brazil, how to teach English in Brazil, how to overcome Brazil’s bureaucracy and Brazilian music.
How This Site Got Started
This site was started out of my own frustration of not knowing how to get anything done in Brazil when I first came in 2011.
One day I decided that I’d had enough of being a bail bondsman in California, and that I wanted to see what the rest of the world had to offer. I went to Mexico and worked on a farm for a while before realizing that I could contribute to the world economy in other ways. On a short trip to Cuba I stayed with a host family that desperately wanted to learn English from me, which gave me the inspiration to become an English teacher.
After completing an English teacher training course I headed South. After an unsuccessful few months of starting the teaching business in Colombia I decided to join my brother on a business trip to Brazil and try my luck here.
From the first moment I stepped foot into Brazil I knew that I wanted to call it home. During my first two months I soaked up the culture in a complete immersion environment without speaking any English. With my already fluent Spanish I quickly learned Portuguese and started thinking of myself as Brazilian.
How Brazilian Gringo Can Help You
If you’re not already a subscriber of the Youtube channel, you should become one. I’m always looking to share interesting tidbits of culture and language on the channel.
Brazil is often a frustrating place for foreigners, and is made even more so by the lack of online resources to help us achieve what we’re looking to accomplish in Brazil. You can subscribe to this website to continue to receive up to date information that will make your life easier in Brazil.
About the Brazilian Gringo
Josh Plotkin is the founder of BrazilianGringo.com. He has been to more than 50 countries but loves Brazil so much that he bought a house here. He’s also an accomplished polyglot, speaking anywhere between 3 and 6 languages, depending on how rigid of a standard is applied. As a location independent business owner, Josh enjoys traveling the world and illuminating his discoveries for others to see. Subscribe on Youtube.