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The Ten Gringos You Will Meet in Rio de Janeiro

By Nikola Grace Radley

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreigners (gringos) flock to Rio every year. Many stay for a short time, and some never leave. Here is a breakdown of ten stereotype gringos you’ll probably encounter while here.

1. Backpacker - divides time between drinking caipirinhas at happy hour at the hostel, taking photos with the Brazilian flag on the beach, feeling risqué dancing to funk in the gentrified favela of Vidigal, and buying Havaianas as souvenirs. Speaks mediocre Spanish while here picked up in a Spanish crash course in Colombia.

2. Expat Mum - only wants . . .

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