Beating bureaucracy: Brazil vs. the Netherlands

Thinking about emigrating to Brazil, a lot of people probably imagine relaxing on a tropical beach with a caipirinha in their hand. Dream on. In reality it is a lot less relaxing unfortunately. ‘Cause if you want to live here you’ll have to spent many hours in many queues, fill out dozens of documents and wait, wait and wait a bit more. Continue reading

That's what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

‘Boa tarde, we are here to see Flávia.’ The man nods understandingly. ‘Ah, of course. Flávia is not here yet, but I think Igor can help you as well.’

Flávia and Igor of the Federal Police, Elisabeth and André from the tax office, Jonathan and Camila from the phone shop and Marcos from the bank. Marc and I made quite some ‘friends’ in our short time in Uberlândia. Continue reading