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Merlin
4/2/2002 17:19 EST

I'll be leaving for Brasil from Dallas in just about a month. Plan to arrive in Rio, then find a house in Petropolis. If you've never been there, it's gorgeous.

Dealing with the consulate in Houston was a bit of a hassle, but that's all in the past.

Now in the process of finding a way to move my possessions from here to there.

For those who don't know, you can NOT bring a used vehicle into the country unless you are a TOURIST. Having a Permanent Visa, it's simply impossible.

If anyone wants to discuss anything regarding my move, I'd be open to advice.

Regards,
Geoff

vaerge
5/17/2003 05:59 EST

Hi!

I'm also on my way to PetrĂ³polis - not as a retired...and I don't know if you are(?)
Anyway, if you want to talk about anything PetrĂ³polis-related, send an email to I've lived there for about a year so far, but I'm in China for a few more months now (I'm a Danish native).

Good luck!

/anders

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jmaloney
3/30/2003 23:58 EST

Hi,

Just found this site and several years ago had been thinking about retiring overseas. Looked at: Bagio, Phil., San Jose, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I decided to stay here.

Anyway was just in Petropolis two weeks ago as well as Teresopolis and Nova Friburgo. I made a comment while I was there that this would be an excellent place to retire because of the beauty, weather and cost of living. My recollection is that Petropolis as a summer home for the King had quite a well to do area. I assumed it was a summer home site from Rio. I think you made an excellent choice although in a way Nova Friburgo appealed to me a bit more because it was a bit larger.

Wish you well. I guess when I found this site Brazil was on my mind.

Regards

Ferneyvoltaire
2/24/2003 01:41 EST

Nneurath, I am an American retired to France. My Brazilian wife and I have lived here for nine years. If you are interested in the answers to your questions, please write to me at

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