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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
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please send me information on the safe hotels in bahia and sao paulo, also on bed/breakfast places. I am moving soon and need to know the best areas to be in. James willett47 expat
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Visit the country you want to move to before you migrate there. If it is possible stay there for a few months so you really get to know the country before hand. (Continue)
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Interesting story. I have been here for 6 months now, and experiencing all the 'culture shock' aspects. What stands out for me, that despite the friendliness and laid back way, it is a lonely city.
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When somebody from the UK says the food is bland, ITS BLAND!!!!
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Escola Bloom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The overall school size is modest but more than sufficient. There is an patio that serves as a reception area that has a sandbox and a playground set. The main building is two stories with several school rooms, a cafeteria and library. Behind the main building is a large, open play area that has a roofed playground section. In the back is a smaller, secondary building which houses the PE area on the second floor. There are lots of "extracurricular" activities such as field trips, music sessions, regular visits from biologists and others to talk about animals, plants, etc. (Continue)
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As a graduate of EARJ,I found the comment that the "Americans" school tend to isolate themselves from Brasilian culture. I know this was true some 30 years ago when I graduated though I will say the Portuguese program was excellent and still allows me to speak,read and write Portuguese after not having lived in Brasil for 30 + years. I believe the atmosphere is different now based on my observations that native Brasilian students now comprise the majority of the student population.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Try and do as much research about the culture so you know what you are getting yourself into. Be prepared that things will not work perfectly as they seem to do back home! (Continue)
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Interesting to hear the comments of a fellow Melbournian. I am based in Rio though, but lived in SP in 2009.
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Interesting to hear th ecomments of a fellow Melbournian. I am based in Rio though, but lived in SP in 2009.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of American School of Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are beautiful instead you have to remember they are located at the foot of one of the most angry and dangerous drug communities in the city. Afterschool activities are many and include sports of all descriptions. (Continue)
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What usually happens in the neighborhood? Is it safe for kids? Are teachers threaten when going home?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Having a Baby in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I gave birth at Perinatal which is maternity hospital located in Laranjeiras. I stayed there for 4 days in a wonderful suite which looked more like a hotel room than a hospital room. It had an adjoining room which allowed me to receive my visitors without them crowding my hospital bed and had enough space for my husband and my 4-year old boy to stay. I had a C-section and my doctor and the nurses did everything to make my delivery a safe and comfortable one. (Continue)
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I am living in Rio for a short time and I am pregnant and need to see an OB a few times while I am here. I really need the doctor to be able to speak English. Do you have a recommendation?
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Expat Report Living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was published
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
International Newcomers, wonderful start if you don't know the language at all. Most nationalities have their own clubs and organizations; huge expat community. Excellent schools. Very busy social diary if that's what you want, otherwise enjoy the best part of Brazil: the Brazilians! (Continue)

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