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    TEFLers required in Brazil



    SAO PAULO -- Prostitutes in one of Brazil's biggest cities are beginning to sign up for free English classes ahead of this year's Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.

    Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte, said Tuesday that 20 have already signed up for the courses and she expects at least 300 of the group's 4,000 members to follow suit.

    The association is organizing the classes and seeking volunteer teachers.

    "I don't think we will have problems persuading English teachers to provide services for free," she said. "We already have several volunteer psychologists and doctors helping us."

    She said classes are expected to begin in March and last up to eight months.

    "It will be important for the girls who will be able to use English to let their clients know what they are charging and learn about what turns them on," Vieira said by telephone.

    "And for the same reasons we are also thinking of offering free French and Italian classes," she added.

    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post

    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

    As it should be in every free, nonjudgmental societies.

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    What if no English clubs qualify? Teflers for Spanish? or German? or Korean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    "I don't think we will have problems persuading English teachers to provide services for free,"
    bladdy hell, fair bit of check there!

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    Look at the scotch eggs on that......bang tidy.

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    I'm in - would they be prepared to pay in kind? Would I need to bother taking a telf course or can I buy one here and pop over for a couple of weeks? I would specialise in group courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    "I don't think we will have problems persuading English teachers to provide services for free," she said. "We already have several volunteer psychologists and doctors helping us." She said classes are expected to begin in March and last up to eight months. "It will be important for the girls who will be able to use English to let their clients know what they are charging and learn about what turns them on," Vieira said by telephone. "And for the same reasons we are also thinking of offering free French and Italian classes," she added. Prostitution is legal in Brazil
    You have to love Brazil, and the free thinking open mindedness it evokes.

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    If the pays more than two shillings an hour, then Chairman Mao should be interested.

    He'll have to tap mommy for the airfare though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
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    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

    As it should be in every free, nonjudgmental societies.
    Brazil is progressive throughout numerous facets reflecting of society...

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    Someone could start a "Dead Brazilian Girlfriend" thread - when Smeg takes up his TEFLing teaching in McDonalds in Rio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
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    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

    As it should be in every free, nonjudgmental societies.
    Brazil is progressive throughout numerous facets reflecting of society...
    Yes but damn expensive these days.

    The Toyota Hilux Vigo truck I have is three times the price there as here in Thailand and they make them there too. Incredible tax rates in Brazil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
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    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

    As it should be in every free, nonjudgmental societies.
    Brazil is progressive throughout numerous facets reflecting of society...
    Yeah, sure. Living in the favelas and getting shot in the latest campaign to cut down the numbers of street urchins annoying the rich is really life on the zeitgeist.

    Sometimes you can be just so silly.

    Stop waiing those fucking trees and get your head screwed back on facing the right direction.

    Brazil is dangerous, dirty, riven with AIDS and full of bastards only too happy to slit your throat for the gold fillings in your teeth.

    And their food is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    You have to love Brazil, and the free thinking open mindedness it evokes.
    well, AO, the general population in Brasil are very Catholic and do not show the free thinking you ascribe to them, quite prudish in the main (somewhat like a large proportion of Thai society) and the monied middle classes are very bourgeois

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Yes but damn expensive these days. The Toyota Hilux Vigo truck I have is three times the price there as here in Thailand and they make them there too. Incredible tax rates in Brazil.
    hmm, I remember buying a 2 year old VW for about $1200 and sold it a year later for the same

    so it was very cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
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    Prostitution is legal in Brazil

    As it should be in every free, nonjudgmental societies.
    Brazil is progressive throughout numerous facets reflecting of society...
    Yeah, sure. Living in the favelas and getting shot in the latest campaign to cut down the numbers of street urchins annoying the rich is really life on the zeitgeist.

    Sometimes you can be just so silly.

    Stop waiing those fucking trees and get your head screwed back on facing the right direction.

    Brazil is dangerous, dirty, riven with AIDS and full of bastards only too happy to slit your throat for the gold fillings in your teeth.

    And their food is crap.
    You wanna live in a Favela, go right ahead but normally, most Gringos do not reside there.

    Agree the food is crap but the weather is tops. Low humidity and beautiful beaches. Only fault I find with the place is the cost of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent
    Brazil is dangerous, dirty, riven with AIDS and full of bastards only too happy to slit your throat for the gold fillings in your teeth. And their food is crap.
    I had no problems when I worked and lived there, although several of my colleagues were robbed

    I used to walk home from bars at 2 am across Copacabana and Ipanema and never had any hassles

    their food can be excellent, god knows what you ate, TheGents!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Agree the food is crap
    or you!!

    I had great food, although I would give the beef a miss unless I needed exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Yes but damn expensive these days. The Toyota Hilux Vigo truck I have is three times the price there as here in Thailand and they make them there too. Incredible tax rates in Brazil.
    hmm, I remember buying a 2 year old VW for about $1200 and sold it a year later for the same

    so it was very cheap
    Your case is typical as vehicles hold their value as they do here but to purchase a new truck or car get ready to pay, as I mentioned, 3 times what you'd pay here due to the tax rates.

    Rents are higher in Rio/Fortaleza/Macae etc than Thailand. Also, you don't see the general population zipping around on motocyes as they do here because of that pesky tax rate.

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    or because taxis are cheap enough?

    Rents reflect the location, so obviously they will be higher where there is demand

    Mind you, it has been a few years since I was there, they even have democracy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
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    Agree the food is crap
    or you!!

    I had great food, although I would give the beef a miss unless I needed exercise
    If by 'great' food you rank Feij„o an excellent meal OK but in general, Brazilian food is derived in the main from Portuguese food and when was the last time anyone dined in a Portuguese Food Restaurant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    or because taxis are cheap enough?

    Rents reflect the location, so obviously they will be higher where there is demand

    Mind you, it has been a few years since I was there, they even have democracy now
    After the Cruzero was scrapped for the Real things got more expensive. The Real is semi-pegged with the USD where the Cruzero was all over the place. Inflation was running 30/40% a month and stores would be changing prices on goods while you shopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
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    or because taxis are cheap enough?

    Rents reflect the location, so obviously they will be higher where there is demand

    Mind you, it has been a few years since I was there, they even have democracy now
    After the Cruzero was scrapped for the Real things got more expensive. The Real is semi-pegged with the USD where the Cruzero was all over the place. Inflation was running 30/40% a month and stores would be changing prices on goods while you shopped.

    I remember that happening in Argentina but not Brasil

    although I could get a better rate from "the man" rather than from a bank

    I miss a lot of things about Brasil, a great country
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    I miss a lot of things about Brasil, a great country
    Me too & the missus feels the same. Thing I miss the most is the weather and the physical geography. I've never lived in a more beautiful country than Brazil - top to bottom. Music is great and Brazilians have the same attitude as Thais re having a 'Festa'.

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    The weather is good, true, the land amazing in places, but it is the people who really made it

    I had many Brasilian friends (still have a few) unlike here, where Thai friends are more of a rarity

    maybe that is my fault as I spoke good Portuguese but my Thai is useless

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    Indeed the people there in Brazil are some of the most generous, warm-hearted folks you'll ever want to meet. If you get down to Florianopolis & Curitiba areas you'll meet a lot of Italian and German emigrant stock. Up north in Belem for example the people are more Portuguese extraction.

    I have both Brazilian and Thai friends but it's easier to get on with a Brazilian in the short run as they are not as reserved as Thais. I used to head over to Maracana Stadium in Rio every Sunday when I lived there with a couple of my Brazilian buds to watch Futball. Great fun!

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