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Removals to Brazil
Looking for stress free removals to Brazil? Greens Removals can help. We are experienced in international removals to Brazil and shipping to South America and our relocation service is tailored to suit your requirements.
Our international removals service includes any combination of the following: full packing, storage, shipping to South America in 20 ft or 40 ft full load or part load containers and/or air freight. We also offer a full unpacking service on arrival at your destination for both household and commercial moves.
We have more than 40 years’ experience in international removals to many worldwide destinations including removals to Brazil. Our reliable and efficient team know that relocating to a new country can be a worrying time so you are guaranteed that we will do all we can to ensure that your move goes smoothly.
Greens are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered and comply with their stringent guidelines so you can rest assured your valuables and household possessions are in safe hands. In addition, for all our international removals including removals to Brazil and other worldwide destinations we offer a range of insurance options including fully comprehensive, so your possessions and personal effects are covered throughout your entire move, from door to door.
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Whether you are shipping to South America or elsewhere, our service includes help with customs clearance and all paperwork in connection with your move. We also specialise in the removals of personal or unusual items such as vehicles, pets, antiques and collectables.
For removals to Brazil or other worldwide locations we will appoint a relocation manager to help you with every stage of your move and to keep you informed throughout. To find out how we can help you, contact us now on 01449 613053/612041.
Removals to Brazil
Brazil is the largest county in Latin America and the only Portuguese speaking country in that part of the world. It shares its borders with all other South American countries, with the exception of Chile and Ecuador.
It was a Portuguese colony for 300 years until it gained independence in the early 1800’s and is now a Federal Republic. It currently has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Moving to Brazil: Weather
Brazil experiences a range of weather conditions because of its varied landscape. It is home to one of the biggest tropical forests in the world, the Amazon rainforest, but also has part-arid deserts in the north east and tropical grasslands in the centre of the country. That said, most of the country has a tropical climate and only the south of Brazil sees more pronounced seasonal changes.
In northern Brazil temperatures tend to hover around the 25C mark for most of the year, with variations between the night time and day temperatures. The Amazon basin sees the majority of the rainfall and temperatures tend to stay round the 27C mark all year round, with the wettest place being Belem, which is located within the basin.
In the south the climate is more temperate with cool winters and even some snowfall in the higher areas such as the southern states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sol. Average temperatures in the south tend to fall to around 18C.
In Brazil summers can get very hot and some areas can get uncomfortably humid. Summer temperatures can push towards the high 30’s and low 40’s.
Moving to Brazil: Religion
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world but the Protestant population accounts for about 15 percent.
Moving to Brazil: Population and Economy
Brazil has the largest population in Latin America with over 192 million people, making it the sixth most populous country in the world. It has a predominately young population with more than 60 per cent of Brazilians under 30.
Brazil has a fast growing economy and in future years is predicted to become one of the five largest economies in the world. It has a very mixed economy with lots of natural resources and is expected to become a big oil exporter as a result of recent oil discoveries. Its economy is very diverse with developed agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors. It has a booming export industry and among some of the main exports are aircraft, cars, steel, iron ore, textiles, shoes, electrical equipment, soybeans, orange juice and coffee - Brazil is well known for producing the world’s best coffee.
Along with Russia, India and China, Brazil is regarded as one of the ‘Big Four’ countries which are developing at a similar rate. By 2050 it has been predicted that the economies of these four countries together will exceed the economies of the current richest countries of the world.
Moving to Brazil: Food and Culture
The food in Brazil varies from region to region and can include African, Portuguese or Indian influences.
Breakfasts vary depending on where you live but usually consist of tropical fruits, bread, meat, cheeses, jam, coffee, juice, tea or hot chocolate. Lunches are the biggest meal of the day and can consist of rice and beans, a staple meal which is eaten with protein such as red meat, fish or poultry as well as salad or cooked vegetables. The mid-afternoon would include a snack (usually what is eaten at breakfast) and supper is much lighter with soups, pasta and salad.
The national dish is called feijoada and is a filling meat stew made from pork and black beans.
Moving to Brazil: Lifestyle and Etiquette for Expats
Many expats move to Brazil as part of a job move but the country has many things to offer including beautiful beaches, a laid back lifestyle and diverse culture. It plays host to many famous celebrations and festivals including the carnival which draws tourists from all over the world. Rio de Janeiro’s carnival attracted nearly 5 million people in 2011 and 10 per cent of these were foreigners.
If you are moving to Brazil there are certain customs and etiquette that you should keep in mind to help you settle in.
Women greet each other, and men, with a kiss on the cheek but among men the typical form of greeting is a handshake. Brazilians tend to stand very close to each other when speaking and tend to touch each other on the forearm when they are emphasising something as they talk.
Family is of huge importance in Brazil, including extended family and many people live with their parents until their late 20’s. Family life is generally kept private and it is unusual for Brazilians to entertain visitors in their own homes.
Clothing can be shockingly minimal especially in Rio and the surrounding areas but it is much more conservative in the south and in the rural areas of the northeast. For businesswear the dress code is generally suits and ties.
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