replied to the thread Brazilian Citizenship Exchange
on the Brazil forum on December 15, 2014:
I´m a brazilian,39 , looking for a Canadian,American or U.European ladie to get married, It´s easy, I help you get a brazilian citizenship,please let me know if someaone is interested.
replied on December 15, 2014 with:
AS FAR I KNOW THTA'S IS VERY ILLEGAL....
replied to the thread Shjpping vehicle to Brazil
on the Brazil forum:
I've planned to retire in Salvador and would like to ship my Toyota Tundra there from USA. Will they allow it there? And what about cost?
replied on December 13, 2014 with:
It is illegal to import second hand vehicles to Brazil...I am clueless where all the people that replied got there info from.
You can only import 30+ year old cars for show/collection and Diplomats can bring there car, which they need to take back when they leave and can not sell.
You can import brand new vehicles but will be hit with 90 to 110% tax and it is a lot of hassle.
If anyone disagrees with this info please prove me wrong.
replied on November 01, 2014 with:
My advise is to buy locally. Brazil has Hilux whics is different from the Tundra.If it is not brand new you CANNOT import it. Brazil does not allow import of used vehicles. With a new vehicle prepare to pay 200% in duty and other fees. Why would you need a tundra in Brazil?
replied to the thread Cellphone recommendation
on the Brazil forum:
I'm going to be in Brazil from mid-January to mid-July and am wondering what's the best way to handle cellphones.
I have to ask you? Are you considering use the internet here? Because it's a nightmare!
The plans are all for people that lives here, like you pay monthly and besides having the CPF, you gona have to sign for the leasing that last not less than a year; if you stop, you have to pay a penalty.
So considering that you don't have the CPF neither are going to stay more than few weeks or months, I strongly advise you to come with some sort or router ( unlocked hotspot and USB are the best) and here buy just the card.
The best plan for that is VIVO - at least here in Olinda where I am, and never, never go through OI, the most rip off of the companies.
Oh! And in case you guys are looking for a property, I'm selling mine cause my family is not coming. Be alone in Paradise is not so funny...
replied on December 02, 2014 with:
Regarding provider, it all depends where you are going. Here in Fortaleza Vivo and Claro offer the best coverage. Oi is cheap but because most of the people have Oi the network is very bad, data is very slow.
replied to the thread Balneario, Brazil
on the Brazil forum:
I am contemplating a move from the US to Balneario, Brazil for a teaching position in an international school. I had never heard of the city or area before and was hoping I would be able to connect with people who are aware of the area or are living there now who could help with my possible transition and decision.
I have no experience in Portuguese but will have a couple of months to practice on my own (school set to open in Feb.)
I am also hoping to meet English speaking individuals in the area!
Thank you for any advice or suggestions, I greatly appreciate it.
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I am an university teacher from Sweden, but I work in the Balneario area to. I guess you mean Balneario Camburio (the most famous) in Santa Catarina? If so you can expect a wonderful beach, but also because of this traffic that will make any movement hard. Make sure to live close to the school To make Portuguese courses is really highly recommended. English is of little use outside the school world. If needed, you will have a better chance with the young people. Good luck - I will stay in the area in January and February. Thomas
I am a US citizen who is planning to meet a Brazilian woman in January who I met online and have been talking to since March. She is originally from the Eunapolis/Porto Seguro area and we are planning to spend most of the time in nearby Arraial d'Ajuda and Trancoso.
I have been taking Pimsleur courses on Portuguese to learn some language basics. Any tips for an American citizen who has never been to Brazil would be greatly appreciated! Obrigado!
Brazilian women tend to be quite astute, and adept @ reading people. Since it is "always" the female, who does the choosing, the best over-all compatibility test, is for her to first visit with you, in the US.
That way she'll become better acquainted with you, on your turf, prior to making a decision to "invite" you, into her life, "after" she returns to Brazil.
Play it that way, for the long-haul, cross-culture relationship, and there will be fewer doubts about the future, on both your parts.
I've been happily married to a Brazilian lady 45-years. Do we still have our cross-cultural differences of opinions? Yes, and quite often so! She is still a Brazilian, as I am an American.
However, we are best friends first, last and always.
We are now in our 70s and still dance the Samba together, everyday.
Let her rest assured, that she has found a friend in you, and you will have an excellent partner, for the rest of your life. Guaranteed!
Again, best wishes and Cheers, :-).
Now that's what I call "playing it smart" The age gap is perfect @ 7-years, w/ you being the senior.
If she already has a 10-year multiple-entry visa to the US, then she definitely has her own act together in Brazil, and does not NEED an American sponsor.
That keeps the cards "openly" on the table, with no hidden (behind the scenes) agendas, on her part.
Brazilian women have serious "trust" issues re: dealing with men. Brazilian men are "Latinos", and they love ALL the ladies.
Sounds like you off to a sensible start. Take care, and best wishes.
replied to the thread Gay-Friendly Cities
on the Brazil forum:
My partner and I are considering a move to Brazil in about two years. Both São Paulo and Rio are known worldwide for having large gay neighborhoods, and acceptance in the community at large. The problem is that they are also prohibitively expensive, in particular for someone who will be living on Social Security. It wouldn't make any sense to move a continent away - and then live in abject poverty.
There are so many other medium to large cities throughout Brazil, same as here in the States. Rather than spend our retirement years roaming the Brazilian countryside on a process-of-elimination basis, we could really use the expertise and recommendations of other forum members. Our goal is to reside in a gay-friendly community that's also affordable. Thank you.
My partner and I have lived in Florianolis which is beautiful and quite gay friendly for 6+ yrs.There are mnay affordable housing optiions , I am also a retiree and find it very manageable. Private health care is fairly affordable but I'd consider an intl. Coverage plan, the private health plans here are a rip off.good luck. Also check out Gramado in RS online it's gorgeous.