Coming with another interview with one of my favorite Brazilians. Introducing Mariana!! Hope you enjoy!!
- I grew up in the Wonderful City - Rio de Janeiro!!!
What is your profession?
- My profession... I want to be an Engineer, now I am a Master's Student.
Which languages do you speak?
- I speak Portuguese, English, French (I'm still not able to write well in French) and some Spanish (Portonhol, like we say in Brazil!!) =D
How did you learn English?
- I studied a little bit, however, I improved my skills listening to music (such as Queen!!), watching movies and talking to people. I still have some problems with prepositions.
What is your cultural/ethnic background?
- Ethnic background... well, I'm Brazilian... just mix white, black and native Brazilians and you will get "something" very similar to me!! :p
Favorite place in Brazil?
- Now that I'm far, my favorite place is my mother's house, and Parque Lage.
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How has Brazil changed over the years?
- Well, Brazil is a strong economy now. But internally we still have most of the same old issues.
Could you see yourself living anywhere else? (Outside your current
city or abroad)
- I live in France now.. But I still could imagine myself living somewhere else - not here. I am going to do an internship in Denmark, and so far the idea of living there pleases me very much.
- I think I was watching a Rugby game in a bar (maybe close to Ipanema) with some friends, and you called me (we had talked before on CouchSurfing), and I left the bar to look for you.
How can you tell that a person is a gringo/gringa - minus language?
- Well... Usually you can tell that looking at the very white ones, that just arrived in Brazil.. after a while, I don't know... maybe it's possible to tell by their accent (but that's excluded from the possible answer)
What is your biggest annoyance about visitors?
- The biggest annoyance of visitors is the false image they have about my country and my people. I hope when/if they spend enough time there, they are able to change their point of view. ;)
Favorite foreigners? (country)
- I don't have favorite foreigners. As long as they are friendly and respective, I love everyone!
Advice to future visitors coming to Brazil?
- Leave some of the preconceptions at your country! And be safe.