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View Poll Results: Where to stay?
Fortaleza 5 35.71%
Joao Pessoa 9 64.29%
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Hey guys, I just get some job offer at Fortaleza,Brazil and they will pay me around $600 a month, do you think is worth enough, cause I'm from Indonesia, the ticket is already cost me a lot, I'm not gonna have some fancy way of living just average,house to live (is it possible if I have monthly rent apartment?) and something to eat, maybe explore some nightlife once or twice a month

Brazil is a pretty expensive country and 600 dollars will not get you very far, even in the Northeast, which people think is cheaper. Of course many people live off much less than that but that is because they live with family and/or live in favelas where they steal electricity, water, cable ect. Basically everybody who pays for these services is subsidizing them. I live in Rio and earn much more than that and still have to watch my money. I don't live in what is considered a very expensive part of town and I almost never go to tourist bars.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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A Brazilian friend of mine positively swarmed about Joao Pessoa,I would like to snowbird there in winter, but she told me it was very hot (like 95°F) in february, it's the hot season there, so I'm a
bit in a quandary, I love heat, but THAT HOT (and humid...)?????
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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MalaMan, I will add this website Imobiliįrias Casas Apartamentos Joćo Pessoa imóveis em Aluguel a Venda | TetoJoaoPessoa.com to find a place to stay in the city.
Otherwise, I like Joćo Pessoa better, it's one of the oldest city in Brasil, the historic center is very nice, just needs a huge makeover. For nightlife, there are some nice bars in Tambaś, like "La Espanhola".
The historic center of Joćo Pessoa is very nice. I love the view to the Paraiba river from some old churches... And I love the pond at Solon de Lucena park.

Joćo Pessoa is one of my favorite cities in Brazil. I'm always in doubt what city I like the most, Natal or Joćo Pessoa.

But... I can't deny I love Fortaleza, the city where I live. I enjoy a lot when I go to Natal or Joćo Pessoa, but after a few days, I always miss Fortaleza! Well... Maybe what I really miss is the good humor of the people of Fortaleza, the Brazilian capital of comedy makers!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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A Brazilian friend of mine positively swarmed about Joao Pessoa,I would like to snowbird there in winter, but she told me it was very hot (like 95°F) in february, it's the hot season there, so I'm a
bit in a quandary, I love heat, but THAT HOT (and humid...)?????
Yeah, the Northeast of Brazil is very hot, specially in December, January and February. But not humid. The rainy season is a little later in the year. In fact, December and January are usually very dry months in the Northeast (different from the Southeast of Brazil, where rains a lot in those months).

In Joćo Pessoa, the most rainy month I think is July. If you go to Joćo Pessoa in July, you will see very heavy rains.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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How is Joao pronounced?
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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How is Joao pronounced?
Do a google search for the ćo sound because until you get the nasal sound you are not going to be pronouncing it anywhere near correctly. That goes for all words with the ćo at the end. Such as Sćo Paulo.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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How is Joao pronounced?
The letter ć in Portuguese is pronounced almost like the particle un- in any English word. For example: understand, unbelievable, underwater.

And the letter J in Portuguese is like in French, not like in English. Like the j in the French expression "deja vu". For those who don't know any French, it's something like the "si" in vision or invasion.

The last "o" of Joćo is more like "w" or "oo" (as in too or boo).

Joćo is pronounced more or less like Jo + un + w (or like "sio" + un + oo). Remember the J in "Jo" is "French style".

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:04 AM
 
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dreeyan I agree with Malaman, that's very little money. minimum wage is about 700 reals per months...
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:05 AM
 
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what kind of job have you been offered? is a contract job for just couple months? let us know more details aboutit, we can help you..
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