The recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president has brought on a deluge of speculation about what this means for the future. Is the world ending or is this just business as usual for Brazilian politics? The endless debates surrounding Bolsonaro’s campaign are now in the past, leaving us to speculate on what could […]
What Are Gringos Best Memories Of Being In Brazil?
Participation in a community gives people a greater sense of belonging. It’s a fact. Getting involved is even more important when we’re a long way away from home. This post is a collection of Brazilian Gringo readers’ best memories in Brazil, shared with the community to give us all a little more insight into the way […]
Will You Make It Past Your First 4 Days in Rio de Janeiro?
“Hey man, how’s Brazil been treating you so far?” “Pretty good. I’ve met a lot of cool people and am learning a lot about the culture,” came the reply with a mild dose of hesitation. I prodded him further by saying, “You don’t sound too enthusiastic about that.” “Well, things are fine now. It’s just that […]
How To Get Hard to Find Items in Brazil
One of the inconveniences of living in Brazil is the difficulty in purchasing consumer goods that are so common in other places. Due to a series of factors, including: protectionist policies created by the Brazilian government to protect local industry against foreign competition, a slew of import tariffs designed to raise additional revenue for government […]
A Guide to Ouro Preto for Gringos
Have you been looking for a city that is a not so common destination for Gringos in Brazil? While well traveled cities have a lot to offer, sometimes you’ve got to get off the beaten trail to experience a different kind of connection to Brazilian culture. As with most things, the best recommendations come from those that have taken […]