Archive - November 2012

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The Shocking Truth About Electricity in Brazil – 220v or 110v?
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Part 1: Planning to Have a Baby in Brazil – What You Must Know
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The Giving Birth in Brazil Series: A-Z on Having a Baby in Brazil
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Choosing an Internet Service in Brazil – ADSL or ?
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Finding a Dating Site Full of Brazilian Women – What to Know

The Shocking Truth About Electricity in Brazil – 220v or 110v?

Brazilian electricity BrazilFrom city to city, voltage varies from 110-220v and could fry your electronics when travelling if you haven’t learned what I’m about to tell you.

It’s not uncommon to arrive in a city to find out that the voltage is 110v and then to travel 1 hour north just to learn that it’s 220v in that particular city.

This is the sad and frustrating truth of the electricity situation in Brazil and on top of this, you add the element of unstable electricity due to storms and you have a quite challenging situation for your electronics.

Today, I will lay out exactly how you can find out what the voltage of a city is and what you need to know to avoid any frying of your equipment.

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Part 1: Planning to Have a Baby in Brazil – What You Must Know

What are some things you must know when planning on having a Baby in Brazil?

In Part 1 of the Giving Birth in Brazil Series, I will be covering must knows such as: Birthing in Brazil in a nutshell, being pregnant in Brazil, flying while pregnant and immigration, what kind of visa you should have.

Maybe you are currently in Brazil and the thought of giving birth there is not so foreign or maybe you aren’t in Brazil and the thought of giving birth there is very foreign?

Either way, there are some very common things that you must know in order to avoid problems and make everything as smooth as possible.

No matter what though, the most important piece of advice I can give you to start with is to keep your eyes on the goal: delivering a beautiful, healthy Brazilian baby.

If you aren’t sure why you should have a Baby in Brazil, make sure you check out the hub page for this series titled “Why Have a Baby in Brazil” – instant citizenship for the child plus permanent residency is a couple of reasons.

Birthing in Brazil in a Nutshell

In most countries, the common and preferred method of delivery is via natural birth.

I once heard a statistic claiming that up to 90% of births in Brazil are delivered via Cesarean. Wow!

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The Giving Birth in Brazil Series: A-Z on Having a Baby in Brazil

In this series, I am going to lay out exactly from A-Z, how you as a foreigner can have a baby in Brazil.

I mean everything: entering the country pregnant, health insurance, hospitals, doctors, best birthing cities, housing, costs, visas, risks, benefits, the birthing process, after birth must-know information, citizenship for the baby, health coverage for the baby and more.

If you are considering having a baby in Brazil, then this series is a must read.

As many have read about in the ‘about me‘ section of this website, I met my wife in Brazil but she isn’t Brazilian.  This meant that immigration and permanent residence would be a bit trickier for us.

Due to our love affair with the country, we were determined to find an easy and permanent solution to our problem.

You know the old saying “where there is a will, there is a way”?  This couldn’t be truer for us.

So what do you do when you both are foreigners wanting to live in Brazil and planning on having a child anyway? You have that baby in Brazil!

Why Have a Baby in Brazil?

BAM: instant citizenship for the child and permanent visas for the Brazilian child’s parents!

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Choosing an Internet Service in Brazil – ADSL or ?

Having an Internet connection these days is synonymous with survival and a must rather then a luxury option.

We use the Internet for e-mails, social media, watching TV, listening to music, Skype and it’s hard to live without.

So what kind of wired Internet options are available for you in Brazil?

I will break them down for you and help you figure out which one suites you best.

But first a little disclaimer…

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Finding a Dating Site Full of Brazilian Women – What to Know

Today, I am going to show you where to go to find single Brazilian women online and give you some essential dating tips (I should have followed back in the day) once you find her.

If there is one thing that Brazil is known for, it’s the beautiful life-loving Brazilian Women.  And if there is one thing that Brazilian women are known for, it’s that they love the idea of meeting foreign men (nudge, nudge!).

Lucky for you, modern technology allows you to find a possible Brazilian partner easier then ever.

A little warning: dating Brazilian women can eventually lead to a paradisiacal lifestyle in Brazil, so read with caution!

So what if you are not in Brazil and would like to find a lovely Brazilian to date, where do you go and what do you need to know?

Finding Brazilian Women to Date Online

Thanks to modern technology you can easily find a Brazilian woman online who is already looking for a foreigner.

I use a fishing metaphor for this (sorry ladies, it’s not meant in a sexist way).

If you would like to catch a nice big fish, do you put your fishing line in the middle of a clear lake where you can’t see any fish and where they aren’t biting?



No way…

You put your line in a place where you know they will be hungry and you know they will be hanging out.

This way you are sure that you attract out the pre-motivated ones that are ready for what you have to offer.

But where do you look?

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