How to Be a Carioca: The Alternative Guide for the Tourist in Rio (Google eBook)

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Morgan James Publishing, Oct 1, 2008 - Travel - 156 pages
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An international bestseller since 1992, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world's most colorful characters: the Carioca--those charming inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. If you dream of blending in with the locals while visiting Rio, help is at hand. Natives of Rio have a unique way of maintaining an up-beat samba-like swing while dealing with the woes of the day-to-day in paradise. How to Be a Carioca will help any traveler understand the endearing Carioca attitude about life and gives an insider's view into the unique daily rituals of the charming natives who populate this marvelous city.
  

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User Review  - Katerina - Goodreads

I find this little book a gem. Not only does it provide you with information that is useful, but I love the humorous writing style with a touch of kind irony. The only problem is that after reading it ... Read full review

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Contents

Taking Off
16
Getting Started in Carioca
17
Arriving in Rio
19
Essential Vocabulary Words and Phrases
24
Carioca Body Language
34
Dressing and Undressing
38
Dealing with Money
43
Cariocas on Wheels
46
Uh Oh Its the Police
99
Using the Phone
103
Carioca Romance
110
The Carioca Child
115
GamblingLegal and Not So Legal
118
Famous Carioca Lines
121
A Day at Maracanã
123
Holidays and the FourDay Weekend
126

Eating Out in Rio
65
The Carioca Summer
76
Carnival à Carioca
91
The Carioca Winter
95
Health Problems Carioca Style
96
No Sun? No Sweat
130
Your Carioca IQ
131
So You Want to Stay
135
Conclusion Now What
145
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About the author (2008)

Graphic designer, pianist, and mother of two grown sons, Priscilla Goslin was born in Minnesota. She has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. Aside from her years in Rio de Janeiro, Priscilla has lived in London, New Jersey, Sao Paulo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Currently she is partner and creative director at S/2M2, a design studio specializing in interactive design, as well as founder and director of Livros TwoCan, a boutique publishing house. Prior to S/2M2, she worked as senior art director for a large Brazilian ad agency and founded DesignCorp, providing design services focused on corporate identity and collateral print design.

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