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January 21, 2009

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Edu Starling

That was my turn to show our known generosity, or as we say, how 'gente boa' we are :)

Rio Gringa

Thanks again! It came out great.

Gringo in Olinda

Silly gringa, don't you know ALL Americans living in Brazil are English teachers? ;-)

(Sorry for the sarcasm. I do share your pain. My passport makes everyone think I can be their English teacher...)

Paula

Rachel, as pessoas sentam perto de você quando há assentos livres, provavelmente pelos problemas de assaltos em ônibus no Rio.Estando do seu lado ou de outra pessoa com aparência inocente diminue o risco de serem assaltadas. Se elas estiverem sozinhas, senta um ladrão ao lado e...

Paula

Rachel, as pessoas sentam perto de você quando há assentos livres, provavelmente pelos problemas de assaltos em ônibus no Rio.Estando do seu lado ou de outra pessoa com aparência inocente diminue o risco de serem assaltadas. Se elas estiverem sozinhas, senta um ladrão ao lado e...

jon

Did this article increase the amount of hits on this site?

Daily Rio Life

Nice photo!!

Daily Rio Life

Nice photo!!

Eduardo Sant'Anna

Very good point raised by Paula.

My mother in-law always says she never ever sits on a bus seat if there is a free one right besides her. Same clear reason: muggers.

You have probably noticed another thing: if there is no way to sit next to an "apparent good will person", people will tend to take the aisle seat and leave the other one (by the window) free. Theory is that if you sit by the window you make yourself an excellent target to be mugged as you have simply no way to escape. You are penned up ("encurralado!").

Yeah... (sigh) those sad little things that are so embedded in Rio life that cariocas don't even realize how bizarre it is. :-(

Eduardo Sant'Anna

Rachel,

One last point: Did you notice it doesn't happen that often if you are in the subway/metro? It feels safer in there... (and it really is)

Kacie

great foto!

Mari Biddle

Está famosa! Pode começar já a publicar o livro! heheheheh!


Meu marido gringo morou muitos anos no BR (Oeste Baiano) plantando algodão. Há neste momento 35 estadunidenses nesta região plantando.

bjs

Canarioca

Ihad to send this to you..It shows what foreigners assume about brazil. I think it is appalling that they actually promote the sex trade!!


http://www.internationalliving.com/Countries/Brazil/Country-Archive/09-27-06-fortaleza

Cristiane Amarante Fetter

Se não você a violência do Rio de Janeiro eu diria que você é uma gringa de sorte, mas mesmo assim vale a pena viver em um lugar como este.
kisses

lenore

At last!!! It's a great, wonderful picture and nice article. Now all my friends and other family can finally read all about you!
Keep up the good work. We miss you.

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