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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #91
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Re: Balneário Camboriú (Brazil) - A great place for poker players.

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Great stuff. What an awesome looking place.

Astounding that a city with a skyline as substantial as that has such a relatively low population.

Anyway, just wanted to give fmorgen and the rest props for taking the time out to post in this thread. Damn near every Brazilian I have ever met has been really cool (even the ones from Sao Paulo!). Might be time to start learning Portuguese and formulate a plan to head south of the equator.

By the way, is there anyplace in South America that has the brilliant fall colors that we have up here in the north?
Thanks man... Not sure what you mean by the brilliant fall colors, but its pretty nice down here...
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #92
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i assume if u only speak english and german this might be difficult?!
Well, not in this region. You can get around with just English, and some little Spanish or Portuguese. It wont be hard at all for you to learn some portuguese if you know German and English already. Theres a city here closeby, like 30km away, called Blumenau, which was a German colony back in the day, and lots of people there are German descendents and speak German, theres also an Oktober Fest there every year, which happens in October, not in september like in Germany... hahaha..

You should def. make a visit here.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #93
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wow ya Brazil seems amazing

and we all know Brazilians are the most amazing people in the world


so will probaly check it out

but one question

would u advise me 19 to go to brazil young guy adventurous but at moment dont know any Portuguese

but if i went probably next year would study

up

would i enjoy Brazil not speaking the language?

thanks
You would enjoy it, for sure. But def. good to learn as much Portuguese as possible, so everything is even much better and easier for you.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #94
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what about the visa issues? I heard brazilians were very strict w/allowing Americans in only 6 months of the year
Pretty awesome youre in Argentina. I havent been there, and I have friends there who I wanna visit in the future... Seems like a cool place to be. I think here it a lot more fun, not even comparable. I guess you would have to come here and make the conclusion yourself.

About the visa, well, theorically it is kinda strict to stay longer than 6 months. But its very easy to get around it, as you can apply for a student visa on some study program, some course at some university, which would cost very little, prolly dont have to show me that often, and be able to stay around here for as long as you want. Its not a big deal to do that here. Very different if a Brazilian wanted to do something similar in the U.S. for example.

add me on skype you if you have more questions. its ´fmorgen´
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #95
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Pretty awesome youre in Argentina. I havent been there, and I have friends there who I wanna visit in the future... Seems like a cool place to be. I think here it a lot more fun, not even comparable. I guess you would have to come here and make the conclusion yourself.

About the visa, well, theorically it is kinda strict to stay longer than 6 months. But its very easy to get around it, as you can apply for a student visa on some study program, some course at some university, which would cost very little, prolly dont have to show me that often, and be able to stay around here for as long as you want. Its not a big deal to do that here. Very different if a Brazilian wanted to do something similar in the U.S. for example.

add me on skype you if you have more questions. its ´fmorgen´
I would snap move to this area if I knew I could get a student/work visa. Haven't been to school in 6 years, and play poker for a living so I doubt either are happening.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:49 PM   #96
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I would snap move to this area if I knew I could get a student/work visa. Haven't been to school in 6 years, and play poker for a living so I doubt either are happening.
Take some languages classes (portuguese), that way you get something out of it too.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #97
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Hey fmorgan, my girlfriend and I are currently living in Buenos Aires, we have been here for about 3 months and are planning on staying in Brazil for about 4ish months as well (mostly backpacking).

I'll add you to skype if you don't mind, (cause I don't have pms enabled yet), because i've got a few questions. We were looking for a place to stay in Brazil for about a month while we learnt some portuguese, but places like Floripa and Rio are probably a bit beyond our budget, especially in the summer (Decemberish) when we would arrive, so some advice would definitely be appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:15 AM   #98
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This place sounds awesome. Thanks for posting the thread, I added you on Skype

Some questions

Can you talk a bit more about language - how well would someone get on with no Portuguese? Do locals (girls) speak any English? Are they willing to try to talk to people etc?

How is the restaurant / dining scene? Are they many really good restaurants?

How does the nightlife scene work there? is it mostly centered around nightclubs? Are there many cool bars, more chilled, live music, etc? Is there somewhere good to party every night of the week if you want to?

Are there many poker players there? Foreigners? Do you guys hang out with many locals/ non poker players?

I lived in Buenos Aires for 2 years, looking for somewhere to move in September, this place is definitely high on my interest list after this thread.

Thanks
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #99
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This place sounds awesome. Thanks for posting the thread, I added you on Skype

Some questions

Can you talk a bit more about language - how well would someone get on with no Portuguese? Do locals (girls) speak any English? Are they willing to try to talk to people etc?

How is the restaurant / dining scene? Are they many really good restaurants?

How does the nightlife scene work there? is it mostly centered around nightclubs? Are there many cool bars, more chilled, live music, etc? Is there somewhere good to party every night of the week if you want to?

Are there many poker players there? Foreigners? Do you guys hang out with many locals/ non poker players?

I lived in Buenos Aires for 2 years, looking for somewhere to move in September, this place is definitely high on my interest list after this thread.

Thanks
I got you on skype... we can talk in more detail there.

This seems like the best place for you.

I will answer the questions here kinda quickly.

1- Some girls know some English. They wanna talk to everybody, meet new people, very friendly.

2- There are very good restaurants, you just have to know where to find them. The ones on the beach front are mostly medium, average restaurants. The premium ones are in other areas.

3- Mostly centered around nightclubs, Green Valley is the world 3rd best, Warung the 26th, or similar ranks.. There are less chill places for rock, for example, like an Irish pub. Theres only 1 thats pretty cool to go to. There are big concerts all the time. The last international one was Men at Work. Parties mostly everynight, except for Mondays and Sundays.

4- There are about 15 Brazilian poker players living here, I know them, but dont hang out with them. Not sure why, they are all cool guys. All the people I know here are not from the poker world, except for the 2 roommates. Dont know of foreign poker players living here yet.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #100
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I really love the State of Santa Catarina....so beautiful. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=952732

Maybe I am there at the End of this Year for Vacation again.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #101
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I really love the State of Santa Catarina....so beautiful. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=952732

Maybe I am there at the End of this Year for Vacation again.
Thank you for posting this link! Really cool.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:05 PM   #102
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Take some languages classes (portuguese), that way you get something out of it too.
Will language classes allow you a student visa?
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:25 AM   #103
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This is a one great thread! fmorgan - thanks for spending the time to create this thread and share so much info with us!

I think this is a perfect place to grind and to enjoy life. I am looking to move to Balneario around September, maybe even earlier. PM me if you're interested in sharing an apartment.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #104
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How do you guys feel about the fact that you can only stay 6 months? 6 months is an extremely short period of time. By the time you're just settling down and getting acclimated to your new surrounding, it's time to go.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #105
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Will language classes allow you a student visa?
Yes. Make sure to double check it with the school though.
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