A lot of people who move to Brazil turn to teaching English to get by. But in this digital age, there are many other opportunities to take advantage of – like becoming a digital nomad. But what does that mean? What skills do you need? And how do you get started? In this series, Christian Taylor will share all the must-have tips, tricks and advice to help you kick things off.
For years I’ve wanted to move to Brazil, but life has always been in the way – until now.
My name is Christian Taylor and I’ve finally set my moving date – over the coming months I’ll be blogging about my experiences as I make the leap to the sunny shores of Florianópolis in Santa Catarina to start my new Brazilian life.
No matter what it is in life, there will always be nay-sayers looking to bring their situation and those around them down.
This is even more amplified when you make the leap to live in Brazil, there are some people who just are not willing to make things work…
…it usually manifests itself in the form of comparing things back home to those in Brazil and develops from there.
While many of us clearly understand that this is an apples to oranges comparison, this doesn’t come without someone setting things in our community straight from time to time.
And today we have the enforcer himself in our midst: Mark Hillary. Read More
Here sitting at my desk on a grey and foggy Danish morning while taking one for the team as my wife finishes her thesis, I’m purchasing flight tickets to Brazil.
As I look through the jungle of fare prices and restrictions, the same feelings and thoughts that once raced through my mind and body during the original days of planning our move to Brazil, have come again.
Though, for us this isn’t something new, we are used to almost robotically going through the steps required to prepare for a big move and it’s as if everything falls into place on it’s own.
Today, I’m going to tell you a story of how an average Joe took his boring life and transformed it into something amazing.
It all started years ago back in a mundane 9–8 job in the USA, where our man “Jeff” was working 60 hours a week serving the lifestyle he had learned was “the right way to live”.
The truth is that it wasn’t Jeff’s cup of tea and he was ready to move from an ordinary, stress-full lifestyle into a life full of love and acceptance.
You see, Jeff valued personal relationships over tasks and pure routine – what would await him in the little city of Maringá, Paraná would shock and surprise him forever…
The first places we generally consider when moving to Brazil are usually São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Sure, they are cities with a lot to offer and well known, though how would you like some insider info today about somewhere way better (in my opinion).
Enter Florianópolis, Brazil: a city unlike any in this world, rated as the friendliest place to live, voted as having some of the world’s best beaches, full of unparalleled beauty, some of Brazil’s best infrastructure, amazing foods and restaurants, wonderful schools and overall just a great island to live on!
Today, I will give you the 3 main reasons that fueled my decision to live in Florianópolis over Brazil’s numerous other cities. Then on Friday, you’ll get a breakdown of the different areas of the island and what the different areas are like to live in.
Usually people fall into two categories when considering São Paulo to live: they love or they hate it.
I’ve usually fit into category 2 in the past, but after talking to author and blogger Maggie Foxhole, she made me realize that São Paulo is not such a bad place after all!
So check out this podcast as Maggies tells us why you should consider moving to São Paulo.
What if I told you that there are 6 documents that will get you access to most anything in Brazil?
This is everything from the start to finish: applying for a visa, buying a house, opening a bank account, getting Internet – you name it and these documents will pretty much cover them all!
Well, I’m going to tell you what they are and how you too can get your own “Golden 6”.
Here they are:
- Translated Drivers License
- Translated Birth Certificate
- Translated Police Record
- Proof of Residence
- Federal Police proof of ID
Before I knew about “The Golden 6”, I ran into problems at every corner when trying to get things done…
Like when I tried to get a 3G mobile Internet plan: “I’m sorry sir, but you can’t get a phone plan as we need your proof of residence”
Or when I tried to buy a wardrobe: “You cannot buy this unless you get a friend to give me his CPF number…”
Or when applying for my visa: “We need a translated police record before you can apply”.
And the examples keep coming…
I call these “The Golden 6” because with them, life becomes much easier in Brazil.
Allow me to explain exactly what these documents can be used for, why you need them and how to get them…