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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #81
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Usually, nerds and ugly people don´t like Rio. They feel out of place there.

On the other side, beautiful people tend to love Rio.

Rio has a culture that gives great value to beauty, so cariocas are very critical with appearences.

It doesn´t matter how smart and cultured you are, once you step in Ipanema in a sunny saturday, all that matters is your looks. Therefore, the disadvantaged in that field tend to hate Rio whereas the advantaged ones feel as if they were in heaven.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #82
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Usually, nerds and ugly people don´t like Rio. They feel out of place there.

On the other side, beautiful people tend to love Rio.


Rio has a culture that gives great value to beauty, so cariocas are very critical with appearences.

It doesn´t matter how smart and cultured you are, once you step in Ipanema in a sunny saturday, all that matters is your looks. Therefore, the disadvantaged in that field tend to hate Rio whereas the advantaged ones feel as if they were in heaven.
thank you for the complement.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #83
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Usually, nerds and ugly people don´t like Rio. They feel out of place there.

On the other side, beautiful people tend to love Rio.

Rio has a culture that gives great value to beauty, so cariocas are very critical with appearences.
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Thank you! You made my day, I feel much better now.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #84
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''It doesn´t matter how smart and cultured you are, once you step in Ipanema in a sunny saturday, all that matters is your looks. Therefore, the disadvantaged in that field tend to hate Rio whereas the advantaged ones feel as if they were in heaven''

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this is becoming a jerry springer like bitch fight....
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #85
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''It doesn´t matter how smart and cultured you are, once you step in Ipanema in a sunny saturday, all that matters is your looks. Therefore, the disadvantaged in that field tend to hate Rio whereas the advantaged ones feel as if they were in heaven''

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this is becoming a jerry springer like bitch fight....
what if you are 1/2 in between the 2 ? neither good looking nor ugly
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #86
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what if you are 1/2 in between the 2 ? neither good looking nor ugly
Then you have to hide behind some very stylish pair of vintage sunglasses so at least you gonna be cool.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #87
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You´re welcome.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #88
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Stylish house in Rio.





















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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #89
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Stylish house in Rio.
Looks rough and dangerous to me.

Can you also post some more pics of your "polluted" beaches? LOL...
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #90
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Looks rough and dangerous to me.
That´s what non-stylish people usually say about those type of houses.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #91
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Hernan Cortez.... You look familiar...
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Old January 29th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #92
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He definitely reminds me of Maria Theresa.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #93
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What is the purpose of this thread? I mean, a forumer opens a thread asking for opinions about a city.

A few people chime in with their insights.

Later, the thread creator and some posters get angry because it didn't become the "let's celebrate city XYZ" fest they expected. It follows that only positive opinions would be valid.

If someone is so convinced a given city/country ir pure awesomeness and doesn't warrant any critique, then why creat such a thread first place?

(and we didn't even start the whole Google Translate thing in which phrases are misinterpreted, bogus translations yield wrong interpretation by those not able to read English etc.)
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Old January 30th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #94
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You're oversimplifying and you know it. The thing is, you always have this "routine", consisting of mixing true facts with paranoid fantasies (in here, the Rio's beaches).

I for myself think you make truly valid points, especially debunking irrational suburbia hating, but sometimes you try so hard and I'm pretty sure you don't believe in what you say (Genoa's freeway, destroying European historic centers, etc.).

And back about this thread, talking about other people, the rest of the "critics" were also not delivering opinions, but fantasies, like our friend Northsider saying people in Zona Sul were "not real".
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Old January 30th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #95
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Well, I never touch these "Are (some) Brazilian white / Can whites be Brazilian" subjects anyway.

The fact about Rio's beaches is true. All beaches facing Guanabara bay are not reccommended for swimming because of toxic pollutants. Leme, Copacabana are affected as well. Sometimes even Ipanema and Leblon.

Only Barra da Tijuca offers beaches that, for most days, have no remarks about water pollution for swimmers.

Do I really need to copy-and-paste some pics of Piscinao de Ramos?
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Now you gave us a more balanced view. Ipanema and Leblon, although being settle for almost 100 years, hardly ever are not recommended. Copacabana and Leme, most of the time are OK. And suggesting every single European/American beaches are as pure as the driven snow is way too much.

Did you see? It's not hard to show the big picture.

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About Brazilians being white, I didn't understand why you mentioned it about my remarks over Zona Sul. There are plenty of mixed and even black middle-class people living in the area, and as their fellow whites there, they are "real people".
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #97
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About Brazilians being white, I didn't understand why you mentioned it about my remarks over Zona Sul. There are plenty of mixed and even black middle-class people living in the area, and as their fellow whites there, they are "real people".
The rationale is the same: some people thoughout Latin America can't accept the demographic realities of the region.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #98
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Well, I never touch these "Are (some) Brazilian white / Can whites be Brazilian" subjects anyway.

The fact about Rio's beaches is true. All beaches facing Guanabara bay are not reccommended for swimming because of toxic pollutants. Leme, Copacabana are affected as well. Sometimes even Ipanema and Leblon.

Only Barra da Tijuca offers beaches that, for most days, have no remarks about water pollution for swimmers.

Do I really need to copy-and-paste some pics of Piscinao de Ramos?
Oh so now it's just the beaches facing Guanabara bay + Copacabana that are affected... I see. Then maybe you could have said so from the beginning instead of the BS that you actually said. Besides, who swims in Guanabara bay?
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #99
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Who expect pristine unpolluted waters in the sea shores of a +10million city?

Do Shanghai, Mumbai, or even New York have unpolluted beaches right next to the city center? (The Hamptons and Long Island doesnt count for New York).



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Usually, nerds and ugly people don´t like Rio. They feel out of place there.

On the other side, beautiful people tend to love Rio.

Rio has a culture that gives great value to beauty, so cariocas are very critical with appearences.

It doesn´t matter how smart and cultured you are, once you step in Ipanema in a sunny saturday, all that matters is your looks. Therefore, the disadvantaged in that field tend to hate Rio whereas the advantaged ones feel as if they were in heaven.

Mmhhhh, If I plan to visit a Brazilian city trying to find good looking locals I think I would choose Floripa / Jureré, rather than Rio. (talking about girls at least).

Anyway, Rio has such strong charachter regardless of the disadventages of a city of +10million of an emerging country.




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Then you have to hide behind some very stylish pair of vintage sunglasses so at least you gonna be cool.

Lol ill tweet this.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #100
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As Brazil becomes each time richer and powerful, Rio gets even better.

Glassy towers, nice condos and old building getting a facelift. The city is also a paradise for the hedonists. Almost everything is permitted in Rio, it has definetely one of the most open-minded and liberal societies.

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