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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #21
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private beaches are forbidden in Brasil. All are property of the navy if I am not mistaken, and open to the public. But since Figueiredo was a militar dictator (there were several, they were elected inside the militar college and served X years terms), I guess he managed to get to himself something form the navy... but it cant belong to him any longer.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #22
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dude, did you drink anything but beer?
Of course! Sometimes I drank ice cold Guarana, and once or twice I
bought a bottle of water

Thanks for the history on that dancing. Reminds me a bit of when
you go into a Voo-Doo shop, they sell a lot of what appear to be
Catholic icons. My partner explained to me that at one time it became
illegal to worship the traditional Gods and Goddesses (example Oxum),
so people would substitute statues of Catholic saints to be acceptable,
but everyone knew that saint actually represented one of the old Gods.
The Voo Doo shop was sooooooo cool, and even if I am not particularily superstitious, I made sure I put some money on this guy's plate... just to be safe!

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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #23
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private beaches are forbidden in Brasil. All are property of the navy if I am not mistaken, and open to the public. But since Figueiredo was a militar dictator (there were several, they were elected inside the militar college and served X years terms), I guess he managed to get to himself something form the navy... but it cant belong to him any longer.
The actual sandy beach is not his, but his family owns the land just up from
the beach. It is forbidden in Canada too, and in most countries to actually own the beach area along the coast. I shouldn't have used the expression private beach for that is incorrect!
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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #24
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It looks wonderful! Great set of pictures. What is the cost of living like over there?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #25
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Beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 04:14 AM   #26
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It looks wonderful! Great set of pictures. What is the cost of living like over there?
Cost of living is quite inexpensive... things like food and entertainment are
less than half of what it is in Canada, and therefore 1/4 of, say, Britain. Anything imported to Brasil is very expensive... moreso than here.
@nouvellecosse, thanks!! Glad you liked!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 04:22 AM   #27
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Fab pics and very colourful! It looks like you had a very good time ya lucky bugger!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:05 AM   #28
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Fab pics and very colourful! It looks like you had a very good time ya lucky bugger!
I sincerely doubt if it is possible to go to Brasil and not have fun.. it is a
very contagious type of excitement. Even the suburbs are hopping.... they
are not the same as suburbs in North America- everyone is out on the sidewalks at night... sitting by their motorcycles, singing in outdoor bars...
whistling, blaring loud music from speakers strapped on the top of their cars,
squealing their tires, doing wheelies on their bicycles.... it just never stops
til the very wee hours of the morning. And that is waaaaaaaaaaaay out in
the sticks, many many miles from downtown. Plan a trip there!!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 10:24 AM   #29
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I wanna go now...looks beautiful and friendly. I wish Brasil was closer to Canada
How about u wish Canada was closer to Brazil... HOTCHA!

These are some really amazing photos... I MUST GO HERE... This is where I'll convince my mom to go for a vacation.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:09 AM   #30
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Cost of living is quite inexpensive... things like food and entertainment are
less than half of what it is in Canada, and therefore 1/4 of, say, Britain. Anything imported to Brasil is very expensive... moreso than here.
@nouvellecosse, thanks!! Glad you liked!
Thanks for the information. I would like to go to Argentina and now
am thinking of Brazil too!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:07 AM   #31
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Great pics
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:27 AM   #32
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"Even the suburbs are hopping.... they
are not the same as suburbs in North America"

Have you been to Brasilia? I say it's pretty close to N.A. because its so car oriented. The city has some interesting architecture though
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Old April 1st, 2006, 03:37 PM   #33
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Yeah... it's true. But I really love my city. Have you been to Brasilia?

Well, I know a white and blonde canadian guy that got married with a brazilian woman here in 2003 (I think). Are you this person?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 04:21 PM   #34
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Wow, awesome pictures! I know Ilhabela, it's a paradise like Arpels said.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:24 PM   #35
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Great pictures- I would love to go to Brazil one day. On top of all that beauty and such a vibrant culture the Brazilians are also brilliant at football. It amazes me the amount of talent that comes out of Brazil, and they always play with such flair, I think it reflects a very special and unique country.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:57 PM   #36
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"Well, I know a white and blonde canadian guy that got married with a brazilian woman here in 2003 (I think). Are you this person?"

Nope, I'm not him. I went to Brasilia last year and stayed in the hotel district for a few days. My first surprise was there is no true downtown centre. So I didn't get a chance to really explore the city. I went to usual tourist sites, parliament building, performing arts centre, Porcao =), the entertainment district by the lake, etc.
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Never been to Brasilia, but some day! I studied it a bit in some urban planning
courses years ago.....
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 02:23 PM   #38
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I've been in Canada but not in Brazil may be in the nearest future I don't know but now what I actually know there's something to see
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 12:20 AM   #39
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If you need any help you can contact me or any other brazilian forumer!

Im sure we can help you!

Thats for everyone!
That's a very kind offer Gutooo. I'm actually meeting up with friends out there but if the chance arises to meet up for a few beers I'll let you know. Keep an eye on you pm's. Taller, Better your photo's are amazing I just hope I manage to capture the magic of Sao Paulo as well as you do.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 04:36 AM   #40
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That's a very kind offer Gutooo. I'm actually meeting up with friends out there but if the chance arises to meet up for a few beers I'll let you know. Keep an eye on you pm's. Taller, Better your photo's are amazing I just hope I manage to capture the magic of Sao Paulo as well as you do.
I envy your chance to go.... would love to go back right now for a couple
of weeks! Have an amazing time, take pix, and it will be very easy on your
pocket book there to have a first class time!
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