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Life in Brazil, through the eyes of an expat living in Brazil since 2007
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Brazilian Nails

Brazilian Nails | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
    Brazilian's seem to love getting their nails done and I don't just mean a simple manicure - they go full out! Fake nails, colourful designs, sequins, you name it!! So I was window sho...
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Moqueca de Peixe

Moqueca de Peixe | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
So I have been in Brazil for a couple of weeks now and I thought I would try my hand at some traditional Brazilian cooking! Delicioso! I did some research and some of the most popular old-time dish...
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Rio Marathon 2013

Rio Marathon 2013 | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
The Rio Marathon 2013   This years Rio marathon takes place on Sunday 7th July 2013 and is 42 kilometres long. Tens of thousands of runners w...
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Exatbrazil's Tara Higgins is guest posting on the Afterdarknetwork.co.uk. read her latest post onRio's 2013 Marathon. 

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New Arrival!

New Arrival! | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
  Hello, goodbye! It's all happening in Saquarema.   As we say bye for now to Cecile, (for sure we will meet again my friend) we welcome our new helper from workaway. Tara arrives from Lo...
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Brazil protests: president hears call for change but warns against violence

Brazil protests: president hears call for change but warns against violence | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Dilma Rousseff promises new plan for public transport and oil cash for education while urging public to embrace World Cup
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we support #changebrazil, do you?

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Coverage Conspiracy?

Coverage Conspiracy? | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22 “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynch...

 

Just in case you aren’t getting the facts, here is a round-up of my fellow bloggers’ reporting – writers who don’t have to answer to the powers that be. (Still waiting for Ray and Jim to throw in their 20 centavos…)

What is Happening in Brazil? Rachel’s Rantings in Rio

Protests Redux – São Paulo, Brazil in My Eyes

It’s Not About 20 cents, Rachels Rantings in Rio

Blue Skies and Better Days, Brazil in My Eyes

Primavera Brasileira, Bossa Breezes

Something positive from the protests, Eyes on Brazil

It’s basic human rights, stupid! Deep Brazil

Brazil’s Protests: The Giant Awakens, Adventures of a Gringa

Not just about 20 centavos, The Brazil Move

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I completely agree. I even tweeted the same a few times and got little interest. it's bizarre. There's dozens of cities both in Brazil and around the world holding marches and planning more. Most have set up FB pages with new protest march details. I have been able to post to twitter, google+ and FB most of the day but the internet connection has been bad. Happy to share.In sleepy Saquarema we're far from the action but happy to help where we can. 

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Protest Messages and Why You Should Help

Protest Messages and Why You Should Help | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
In anticipation of the protests starting right about now, I wanted to round up some of the videos out there that explain what is happening. As well as some damn funny videos from some damn funny Br...
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Brazil despair: Protests over transport, inflation gain intl support (PHOTOS) — RT News

Brazil despair: Protests over transport, inflation gain intl support (PHOTOS) — RT News | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Hundreds are readying to rally across the world to support thousands of Brazilian protesters who have been taking to streets across the country over skyrocketing crime rates, insufficient, overcrowded public transport and other calamities.
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The Protesting and Why Brazil Might Finally Have a Shot at World Leadership

The Protesting and Why Brazil Might Finally Have a Shot at World Leadership | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Yesterday I wrote about crime in São Paulo. A mention of the protests that are happening here quickly shifted the discussion. This morning I came across the following important video on Facebook. I...
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"Liberté, égalité, fraternité." In English this translates to, "liberty, equality, and fraternity." Fraternity in the sense of brotherhood and "common people against the government"

I hope you feel you'd like to share this message. 

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Brazil Simplifies Visas for Foreign Workers

Brazil Simplifies Visas for Foreign Workers | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced that the application process f
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Well this is good news and hopefully will be implemented as stated. There are a lot of changes taking place in all sectors in Brazil and it's making real effort to improve everybodies standard of life. Anyone struggling to find work in Europe or the States should seriously consider Brazil and it's very relaxed lifestyle, it's a decision we are very pleased we made. Anyone wanting more information on living in Brazil or moving to Brazil just mail me and if we can help we will.

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Tickets for the World Cup 2014 for Sale | Going to Brasil

Tickets for the World Cup 2014 for Sale | Going to Brasil | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Tickets for the World Cup 2014 for Sale
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I have been asked a lot about World Cup tickets recently so a quick update. The best information, as I mentioned in my post for the a to z challenge on the World Cup, is on the goingtobrasil.com site. At the moment the only tickets available are to visa card holder who are resident in Brazil. Now whether any enterprising ticket touts have them available I have no idea but I wouldn't be too surprised for a big event like this if you couldn't buy them somewhere. But a cheap day out they are not, these are the very best tickets available for the World Cup with full V.I.P.hospitality included, you'd  need plenty of extras as tickets range from US$590 to $4543. No date is set for the release of the Grandstand tickets but it's thought to be in August 2013. For full details go to goingtobrasil.com and hope you have a great World Cup. Did I mention we have a camp site, our website campinbrazil.com will be up and running shortly. 

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Man Dribbling Soccer Ball To Brazil Dies En Route

Man Dribbling Soccer Ball To Brazil Dies En Route | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.
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What a shame he couldn't realise his dream of reaching Brazil. Deepest sympathy to the family.

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Brazilian Hair

Brazilian Hair | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Women today love to wear hair extensions, it has become a norm for many people now and not just celebrities. It is the same with Brazilian women as much as in the western world. The problem is wher...
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World Cup can't save Brazil's tourism industry

World Cup can't save Brazil's tourism industry | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil's tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be...
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A reader last week asked me about travel to the North East of Brazil for the World Cup. I advised him the best I could, which actually was very little, as I have no real knowledge of that area, So I did a bit of digging and came up with this interesting NBC news article. NBC paint a grim picture of travel to the area siting the Confederation Cup event as a dummy run for the World Cup. So let see if it's all true.
'They state that they found little English being spoken even in expensive hotels'. I can't say this as been my experience of expensive hotels in Brazil and I've stayed in a few but never further North than Buzios in fairness. I have always found them to be as expected with a lot of staff knowing some English not just reception staff. In the last year and a half the increase of English around Rio has been amazing I am always bumping into people who teach English or are learning English, I joke that Brazil is turning into a country of English teachers, but maybe I'm attracting them by some cosmic energy, who knows but I know for a fact that you wouldn't struggle in an expensive hotel in Rio to find staff that understand basic English.
I also take issue which the statement
"If you can afford English lessons, you're not going to work the front desk of a hotel," said Gunde Schneider, a Brazilian of German descent with a bed-and-breakfast in nearby Gravata. "More likely, you're the owner of the hotel."
That's most definitely not the case in Saquarema and even our caretaker on the farm studied English at night school at the local college for little cost.
The article goes on to suggest that Recife isn't best placed for flights or accommodation, on I have no idea as I've never been, but you can read another article about flights to Brazil on worldcuplatest.
The article finishes with a warning about costs and I can't argue with them Brazil isn't a cheap holiday option at anytime but when an event like the World Cup is being staged, oh boy are they planning to clean up. I would imagine the cheapest accommodation you are going to get will be £10.00 a night on my natural campsite in the tranquil beauty of rural Saquarema, nature at her best. Website will be finished soon, I hope, campinbrazil.

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O Colecionador

O Colecionador | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
In the Museu de Arte do Rio on the second floor you will find the exhibition O Colecionador which has been running since the 5th March and will close...
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Exatbrazil's Tara Higgins is guest posting on the Afterdarknetwork.co.uk. read her latest post on an exhibition at Rio's Mar.

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So who is this Dilma person?

So who is this Dilma person? | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Whoo hoo! Female presidents! Whoo hoo, yeeerrrr.... I admit. What I knew about the leader of my new home country was definitely not enough. Dilma Vana Rousseff, president of Brazil, has stood in su...
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Rio Protest updated

Rio Protest updated | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Latest developments on the protests in Rio. Eye witness Lars Manual Rinn, an exchange student from Germany, was caught up in the middle of the protests. Read his personal account from the streets i...
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Brazil protests erupt on huge scale

Brazil protests erupt on huge scale | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
Some of country's biggest ever rallies sweep major cities as bus fare rise is last straw in spiral of high costs and poor services
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Protest And Anger? Probably Not Yet.

Definitely. A Collective Revolt Against The State? 

"Brazil is not a country where people protest. It is not a country of revolutionaries. As Mauricio Savarese explains in this clear and didactive blog, Brazilians abhor violence and they avoid it all...

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Positive Letters .... inspirational stories ....

Positive Letters .... inspirational stories .... | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
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A wonderful blogging friend of mine, Hilary Melton-Butcher, has done a magnificent series of blog post on the Queens anniversary celebration of her Cornonation. What a wonderful collection of articles Hilary, thanks so much. I am also a fan of our dedicated Queen and have been happy to see all the different ways the country has marked this historic period. Thanks Hilary, I thoroughly enjoyed having a good read and thank you, your Majesty, for your years of loyal service. 

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Saquarema Time

Saquarema Time | Life in Brazil | Scoop.it
We have a new house guest a lovely, bubbly, ball of energy called Cecile, she hails from Holland. We are very pleased the fates sent Cecile our way. She is blogging for me for the next few days, th...
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