The International Move is also available with a special, individually researched section that includes detailed cultural and business information on selected host countries.
A practical guide to Brazil with specifics on understanding the vastness of the country and differences in each of the regions, and the people.
Basics such as your entry and customs requirements, pets, climate, healthcare, banking and taxes, housing, servants, schools and meeting people, start the book.
Phrases to know, as well as an explanation of etiquette, local accommodations, transportation-both public and private, are covered.
Specific information for those in business explains the local corporate culture, organizational structures and how women figure into the business operations.
Media, air and print, mail, legal systems and how to give gifts are covered. As is tipping and where to shop and tour, the sports and entertainment to be found.
Contacts for specific expatriate information is highlighted.
An excerpt from the detailed information about daily living in Brazil:
The beach is a very important part of Brazilian's life, whether they live on the coast or in the interior. The focal points are Copacabana Beach or the Arpoador section of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. In Sao Paulo, Santos is the beach. Porto Alegre has outstanding beaches and when Brazilia was developed, they built their own beaches.
The young surfers and carioca girls on Ipanema beach and around the Castelinho wear tangas (Indian for loincloth) and bikinis, known elsewhere as the string bikini. Many beaches are topless.
Copacabana Beach has no restrooms or places to change clothes so you must wear your suit to the beach. Rich and poor, and people of all colors sit on the beach next to each other while soft drink sellers step over them. Most Brazilians start going to the beach as babies with their bikini-clad mothers. As they get older the maids take them, and then later their friends. They play games, do homework, listen to music, find romance, get engaged, married and then bring their babies to the beach to begin the cycle again.
People jog in the mornings, thieves steal and politicians campaign on the beach. Business meetings often take place sitting on the sand at the beach.
Salesmen walk around on the beaches and get the attention of sunbathers by blowing whistles, yelling, beating a drum or whirling a metal ratchet that makes a loud clattering sound.
Watch your belongings on the beach. Fast-acting kids will steal your cameras and purses.
Volleyball is played on the beach and it is not uncommon to have a volleyball court established around you while you lay on the beach.
Most Brazilians will just pick up things and move to another part of the beach. The law says that on certain sections of Copacabana Beach, volleyball cannot be played before 2:00 p.m. This law is usually ignored.
At night the beach becomes the scene for fishing and midnight swimming.
Red flags are posted to warn beachgoers about the treacherous undertows. Do not take these warnings lightly, the undertows are very dangerous.
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