Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
My goal is to change the game to 6 degrees from Rachel's Rantings ;) Is it 4 or 6 degrees of separation from good old Kevin? Very cool! Great meet up! Glad I could help!
BTW, I love reading your comments on my blog too. Always make me laugh
It's 6 degrees from Kevin -- I bet we can get it down to 5 degrees from Rachel's Rantings.We'll get you monetized yet!
Jim, I swear I have started to feel like you guys are my family. I've told Rachel she is our "Madrinha", she kicked me right into the blog world anyway and I love it. I have made some really great people here. I can't wait to get to Brazil and have our get together! :)
Hi, Jim;I don't recall how we first "discovered" you- maybe a link from the Rio forum on Trip Advisor?- but here we are. And somehow Rachel found us (probably a comment we made on Qualidade de Vida about havaianas) and we found her. Curiously, we have a couple of Brazilian followers, and others from countries afar. It's quite remarkable! It's an amazing little community, this blogging thing!We have only been to Rio once, but are smitten with Brasil & plan to return next year. Since we don't read Portuguese it's great to be able to get insider views, even if they're not quite "native" (yet!). And of course, one always gets more in the bargain, like coming to "know" some great people. We find that to be affirming in what we are all constantly told by the mainstream media to think of as "troubled times".So to all of you who blog about Brasil, keep it comin'!! And if you ever feel like seeing what's up in our corner of the world (Toronto) feel free to drop by our blog Bobo Feed!http://bobofeed.blogspot.com/Até mais!Bruce & John
Jim,I just want to officially say hello to you, Rachel, Ray and all the other expats. You all are part of my daily favorite ritual now. Thank you for making me laugh, think, and learn about Brazil.Jim, if I would of have found our family connection a week earlier,I would of made sure to send some Ziploc bags or other goodies to you via Jon. Don't hesitate to ask me if there is anything (not the box springs, please) you would like me to send.Hasta pronto!
I agree, this little Brazilian blogging community has made me feel 100% more gutsy when facing a new life here, and makes me laugh out loud when I can read about you all dealing with the daily stuff way better than I can. I'll take that smaller world, and be grateful for it too!
I've said it before on someones blog but Jim I call you the grandfather tree as you were the first I found when we finally found out we were moving here and then I internet "met" Rachel, Ray and Danielle and its crazy how much you guys became family and then Ive actually met other bloggers and we talk about you guys like you are friends and sometime we find random links to people or things in common... I just can't get over how rewarding this community is! But Jim I love your presence on the scene as this all knowing, gentle friend that writes humorous, witty thoughts but also tries to calm the scene if things get a little touchy/feely (aka the brazilian christmas comments)! Cant wait for our get together!!!
One big happy family. =8^)
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