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Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:13 pm

Hey fellow tree-hugging hippies, just here for a quick introduction!


I'm 16 years old, born in Laramie, WY, grew up in College Station, TX and living in Goiânia, Brazil since '03. Went pretty much from BBQ king to vegan 2 years ago for ethical and enviromental reasons listening to kinds all kinds of bs that I bet everyone here has heard as well.

Always loved sports, went through swimming, baseball, both kinds of football, handball, volleyball and I got a Karate black belt last year but had to stop. In June I started playing Rugby in the local team and also started weightlifting to put on some mass for that.

I live the average Brazilian middle-class life, if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby loveliberate » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:17 pm

Olá e bem-vindo! :D

I have also lived in both Wyoming and Texass but have sadly not yet visited Brasil...
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby Talyn » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:37 pm

There are no hippies here, you must be confused with the other place.

Welcome, though. Good to have you on board!
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby loveliberate » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:44 pm

Speak for yourself! I am at least 35% hippy, Cascadian aggro shorthair to be more specific. :twisted:
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby xrodolfox » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:50 am

Eh, I am Chilean, but when I used to swim for La Universidad de Chile in Santiago, one of fellow internationals on the team was Brazilian. Boy, was he nuts. I too went from BK to Vegan in 24hrs. It's been a decade and a half since that decision, and it's been good.

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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:22 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the welcomes!

About the hippy part, it was just a joke with the stereotypes placed on us, I myselft am not anywhere close to hippy culture in any way.

I really liked what I've seen in other threads around here, It's also nice to be in contact with other vegan athletes/sports enthusiasts, since here where I live unfortunately it's one or the other.
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby V-Igor » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Sim...seja bem vindo camarada!
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Opa Igor, valeu aí.

Dei uma olhada no seu perfil e vi o vídeo da luta, meus parabéns!
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby V-Igor » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:20 am

hehehe, valeu cara!
Em falar nisso, pq vc teve que parar no karate? Po 16 anos e já com a black belt :o
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:18 pm

Tive que parar por conta do colégio, o horário tava difícil demais pra mim.

Agora to jogando rugby, já que os treinos são no fds e de noitão durante a semana, ficou mais tranquilo.
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby Sus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi gabrielxxx!

Is it hard to find vegan food in Brazil? I'm going there this summer and I am a bit worried about the food situation, because I've heard that all they're eating down there is meat.. :P

This trip will be kind of a "capoeira boot camp" with lots of exercise, so I will need to eat healthy food. Problem is me and my (meat-eating) friends will eat at restaurants most of the time, I'm guessing there will be not much time for home cooking.

Do you know whether the restaurants in Brazil are familiar with vegan food? I have absolutely no demands about the taste, as long as it vegan. :)
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:30 pm

Sus wrote:Hi gabrielxxx!

Is it hard to find vegan food in Brazil? I'm going there this summer and I am a bit worried about the food situation, because I've heard that all they're eating down there is meat.. :P

This trip will be kind of a "capoeira boot camp" with lots of exercise, so I will need to eat healthy food. Problem is me and my (meat-eating) friends will eat at restaurants most of the time, I'm guessing there will be not much time for home cooking.

Do you know whether the restaurants in Brazil are familiar with vegan food? I have absolutely no demands about the taste, as long as it vegan. :)


So, in what city are you staying in? Are you familiar with portuguese? Here you can buy "regular" food for REALLY cheap(rice, beans, lentils, veggies and fruits). TVP is also very cheap. Those can be found in virtually any city you stay in.

If you are going to a big city, chill out because here when people eat out they like to eat the same things that they eat at home, so you will find many self service places, and many today even have whole grain rice, chickpea salads, TVP, etc. Just be careful to ask if they add meat or bacon to the beans, because here apparently those are different things.

In the bigger cities(Rio, São Paulo, Salvador) you will find vegan restaurants really easy, usually downtown.

Good luck and have a nice trip!
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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby RBE.VeganZeitgeist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:28 pm

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Re: Any brazilians here?

Postby gabrielxxx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:04 pm

RBE.VeganZeitgeist wrote:Asking- ''Any brazilians here?'' can have a different meaning for the females! :lol: :lol:



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Re: Any brazilians here?

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