Saturday, March 3, 2012

Meet & Greet in Goiânia

I have received several get-together requests from Brazilian/American couples. Although there are more than a few Brazilian/American (or otherwise) couples here in Goiânia, there really is no network. The best bet is through my blog, and through the Expat Blog. I actually know of about a dozen American/Brazilian couples living in the area, though I have not met them personally. We honestly have no idea how many of us there are, but it might be a nice change of pace to have that camaraderie.

It seems that April would be ideal to allow ample time to get the word out, and to accommodate everyone’s schedules. As this is the first function of this kind here in Goiânia, we would like to give everyone sufficient time to hear about it, so that we can fully take advantage of this special event.

In my hometown of Austin, Texas, there was a large group of Brazilians that were able to get together regularly for bar-b-ques and soccer games, having found each other through the local Brazilian food/goods store. Here, there is nothing like that, but it appears that my blog is bringing people together. Cool! I have received several requests for meet ups, and it seems the best solution is a meet & greet in April.

Please let me know if you think you will be able to attend, and which Saturday in April would be the best for you. Let's not forget that 2 of these weekends are holiday weekends:

Friday, April 6th - Sunday, April 8th: Easter Weekend
Saturday, April 21st & Sunday, April 22nd: Tiradentes

Ha-ha! In my search for appropriate visuals, I ran across this cartoon by Maria Scrivan.

(All pics found on Google Images.)


  1. Have fun at your first get-together!

    As much as I love living outside the 'expat bubble', it's also really nice to connect with other people who are in similar circumstances to us. Good luck.

    Have you thought about starting a Facebook group? There is one for the expats in the larger town not far from here and it's a really great way to connect and plan with the others.

  2. Peg ~

    Thanks! :)

    I know what you mean. Aside from some friends (who are like family) that we hung out with back home, and now here... i have enjoyed just doing life here on my own.

    However, every once in awhile i wish that i could joke around with someone about something inherently cultural [mine] and have them get it. Sometimes i tire of being the odd 'man' out.

    It worked out pretty well for the Brazilian group back home, so i figure we can at least give it a try & see how it goes. :)


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