Advice on traveling to Brazil

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    Had dinner at local (we were obviously the only non-Brazilians) joint on Rua Joao Alfredo. Wish we could have stayed out later, but the wife and I were exhausted. Good food and enjoyed a couple capiranas (sp?).
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    Are you and your wife enjoying the Brazilian language and pronunciation?
    Brazil's portuguese reminds me a little of Italian & Spanish mixed together.
    Love that n-sound when ao occurs at the end of a Brazilian word (Sao Paulo).
    Also like the h-sound in words like Rio.

    And words like 'interesting' sound so much better in Portuguese than in Spanish.
    The Brazilian pronunciation has so much more flavor to it.
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    Player - we've enjoyed the language and just about everyone has been very polite. Went to the city market today in the historic district. Folks could not keep their eyes off my wife. I guess they don't see too many Asians down here? Ate dinner at the Na Brasa steakhouse and it was the most relentless meal ever. Very good.
    I will miss Brazil, but damn I need a salad!
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    Some of the most beautiful women in all the world, many with large adam's apples.
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    Very interesting that you brought up your wife's cultural background, Davis.
    Brazil has the largest number of Japanese people outside of the Japanese mainland.
    So, all of the folks we defeated in WWII are gathered there; Germans, Italians & Japanese.
    What is your wife's ancestry originally?

    And hey...can you imagine a Brazilian butt on an asian woman a generation from now?
    If that's not heaven in motion, I don't know what is.
    Either way, I have to tell you...you're a very lucky man.
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    Thanks Player. Yes - I am very lucky. My wife is Taiwanese and very attractive. It seems the Brazilian men like Asian women. She was getting the "checking you out' looks, but also curious looks.

    If there are many Japanese in Brazil, they do not appear to be this far south. The only Japanese we have noticed were here for our event.
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    Safe at home. We had a wonderful trip to Porto Alegre. A true visual, aural and flavorful adventure. Thanks again Player. Sorry we didn't make it to your top restaurant/bar suggestions, but your advice was valuable.
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