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Brazil – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Brazil and some of the bloggers who write about living there.


With a wealth of information about things to do, places to go and local cuisine, NY2Rio provides a fun-filled insight into life in Brazil. Pamela is a frequent traveller and has a series of guides to various countries (including Brazil, of course) which can be accessed from the top menu. The ‘graffiti’ section gives a look at street art around the country, and the ‘culture’ section is a must-read for any expats with families who are looking for an interesting day out.Coconut Water

Brynn is a writer, teacher, and mother to a three-year old daughter. In Coconut Water she writes about her experiences in Brazil and reflects on life as an expat. From the specific cultural customs surrounding children’s parties in Brazil to why it can actually be useful to not speak the local language, Brynn’s blog is an easy to read, honest look at life in the country and is certainly worth a read if you’re considering a move there.

John In Brazil

John spent sixteen years visiting Brazil regularly, before finally making his home there in 2008. A mixture of tips about living there, destinations for day trips or longer vacations, and posts that bring out the lighter side of the country, John In Brazil will make you smile whilst ensuring you get an accurate idea of what it’s like to live in Brazil. Take a look at John’s videos too, which provide fun snapshots of day to day life.

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The Travelling Chopsticks

Alex, the blogger behind The Travelling Chopsticks, grew up in Singapore with a Swedish mother and an English father, and now lives in Brazil with her husband and two cats. With a bubbly, vivacious outlook on life and an informal writing style, Alex will make you feel like you already have a friend in Brazil whilst imparting the kind of insider information that will no doubt prove very useful to any current or future expats in Brazil. The Travelling Chopsticks also features a series of recipes from around the world, as well as reviews of local Brazilian restaurants.

Rio Gringa

New Yorker Rachel is the author of Rio Gringa, and although she now lives in the US again, she has been an expat in Brazil, is married to a Brazilian and still blogs about life there. If you’re looking for in-depth, informative posts that take a deeper look at the Brazilian political climate, the experiences of expats and locals alike, and an overview of local customs, this blog is not one to be missed.

Those are our recommended expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Let us know in the comments!

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