Brazilian moving to Vancouver. Where can I meet guys?

  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 19, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    Hi everyone, I'm from Brazil, São Paulo, and I'm moving to Vancouver Canada in one month. I'm graduated in Game Design (not nerd!) and I'm moving to Vancouver to study and work more in my area.

    This way I've decided to made this profile to search for friends, to have a great talk and, who knows, maybe Dating or Relationship? I wish to know more about Vancouver, the country, culture and everything else. I've never went to Canada before, that's why I'm kinda of lost. Don´t know how people reacts with brazilians there etc.

    So, which is the best way to make friends and meet guys in Vancouver? Places that I should go, clubs that I should visit? Or even if the best way is right here in RJ, or using Grindr?

    Grindr in Brazil seems different from another country. Normally in Brazil, the guys which uses Grindr is always using that to get a quick fuck. But I guess in Canada some people uses it to meet friends and others gays. Can someone explain more about it for me?

    And finally, I'll be very happy if I could talk with someone from Vancouver here, or by Facebook. I'm really anxious to move to Canada, and in the same way a little afraid.

    Thank you very much, guys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 19, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    You tell me where, I'll move to Vancouver and we'll go from there.
  • JP85257

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    Oct 19, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidYou tell me where, I'll move to Vancouver and we'll go from there.

    BEAT ME TO IT!! lol
  • charlieviiper...

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    Oct 19, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    Haha that's funny because I'm from Vancouver but I'm planning to live in Brazil for a few months! I heard its dangerous though.

    Vancouver is a beautiful city, you will love it.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 19, 2011 10:24 AM GMT
    charlieviiperi saidHaha that's funny because I'm from Vancouver but I'm planning to live in Brazil for a few months! I heard its dangerous though.

    Vancouver is a beautiful city, you will love it.


    Hahaha! Dude, every guy that I've meet here in Brazil, that isn't from here, really loves Brazil. Mostly coz of our culture. About the "dangerous", I've never though it really was dangerous. But, of course, comparing to Vancouver Brazil really is much more dangerous. But it´s ok! you get used to and it's not like you were robbed at every turn. icon_biggrin.gif

    Have a nice trip to Brazil. icon_biggrin.gif I hope you like it.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 19, 2011 10:25 AM GMT
    JP85257 said
    ThePenIsMyTier saidYou tell me where, I'll move to Vancouver and we'll go from there.

    BEAT ME TO IT!! lol


    Hahahaha! Thank you, guys. I'll ask it from you.

    Alguém tem mais alguma sugestão/dica? icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 19, 2011 11:14 AM GMT
    Dangow_exBR said
    charlieviiperi saidHaha that's funny because I'm from Vancouver but I'm planning to live in Brazil for a few months! I heard its dangerous though.

    Vancouver is a beautiful city, you will love it.


    Hahaha! Dude, every guy that I've meet here in Brazil, that isn't from here, really loves Brazil. Mostly coz of our culture. About the "dangerous", I've never though it really was dangerous. But, of course, comparing to Vancouver Brazil really is much more dangerous. But it´s ok! you get used to and it's not like you were robbed at every turn. icon_biggrin.gif

    Have a nice trip to Brazil. icon_biggrin.gif I hope you like it.


    Ehm no, Vancouver is known not to be too safe either...
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 19, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Dangow_exBR said
    charlieviiperi saidHaha that's funny because I'm from Vancouver but I'm planning to live in Brazil for a few months! I heard its dangerous though.

    Vancouver is a beautiful city, you will love it.


    Hahaha! Dude, every guy that I've meet here in Brazil, that isn't from here, really loves Brazil. Mostly coz of our culture. About the "dangerous", I've never though it really was dangerous. But, of course, comparing to Vancouver Brazil really is much more dangerous. But it´s ok! you get used to and it's not like you were robbed at every turn. icon_biggrin.gif

    Have a nice trip to Brazil. icon_biggrin.gif I hope you like it.


    Ehm no, Vancouver is known not to be too safe either...


    Maybe Vancouver is not too safe either, but I doubt is more dangerous then Brazil. I'm just saying that coz we r always listening that Vancouver is one of the most secure city at all. :O
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 19, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidHmmm...not sure about that, greenhopper, lol. Even our "riot" was a "take the kids, have some popcorn" affair.

    You'll be fine in Vancouver, D. It's a pretty cosmopolitan city and latinos are under-represented (imo, same with black guys icon_redface.gif ) That said, you probably won't have a hard time finding comfort foods and ingredients (might have to look a bit) and the food generally in Vancouver is amazing. In some places ("The Drive"), soccer is huge and there is a large Brazilian contingent (will you be here in 2014?, lol) There's even a Brazilian consulate office here, so if you have to vote or something it will be straight-forward. I don't know if it's still the same, but it used to be quite the game-tech mecca with Radical, EA and a handful of other companies. And I believe SFU has one of the better comp-sci programs (but no doubt you've got that all planned out already.)

    Wish I could help you with where to go, but I don't go out myself so have no recent experience. It's all within a few blocks of the West End (gay ghetto: Davie St) for the most part...there's a bit of a move to a couple of East Van locations, but I think you're more likely to find what you're looking for within a block or two of Davie and Thurlow.

    http://www.gayvancouver.net/nightlife/nightlife


    I hope I give a good impression to Canadians, been Brazilian. I guess I'm afraid to suffer prejudice because I'm not a Canadian too. But´s ok. We'll see when I finally move to Vancouver.

    Thank you VERY MUCH for all your tips, and about the Game-Tech Mecca, I'll study in VFS and I'll try to search more things in this area, and to study some companies ideas. It gonna be cool.

    I'll visit Davie St, of course. HAHAHA. Do you know some good specific dance club?
    I'll search in the gayvancouver website.
    Thanks!
  • charlieviiper...

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    Oct 20, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Haha I'm sure Vancouver will be happy to have you.

    It's a very safe city.

    Yeah I think I'll be fine in Brazil, I'll just adopt and immerse myself with the culture and I'm sure I'll be fine.


    PS. VFS is an excellent school... as for clubs, the popular ones are Celebrities and 560.

    Celebrities is starting to attract a more straight crowd nowadays though lol
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    Oct 20, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    Well, you already shot me a message, that's one thing you can do icon_wink.gif

    Vancouver is one the safest cities in the world. The shit happens out in Surrey and thereabouts, and there's some gang activity around Abbotsford but typically organized crime doesn't really touch ordinary people.

    Petty street crime is almost non existent, even cracktown (downtown eastside) is more entertaining than dangerous.

    All the gays cluster around the 3 block stretch of Davie knows as the Davie Village aka gay ghetto, look for the rainbow banners. That's where you'll find the party scene and all that, and the people that go with it.

    You'll love it, Vancouver is fucking awesome, and the winters are very mild too (no freezing).
  • aznmtl

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    Oct 20, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    Vancouver is a great city. It's beautiful and very relaxed. People are very friendly there.

    Besides the internet, the gay village, and clubs there are other places you can meet new people. Gay sport groups are big out there so if you play a sport or want to learn, just join!!

    I'm moving back to Vancouver soon and can't wait! icon_smile.gif Have fun!
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    Oct 20, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    You will love this city. It can be difficult to meet people so here are a few suggestions.
    Yoga on friday nights through H.I.M. (heatlh intiative for men) it's by donation and a great way to meet guys other than just for sex.
    You might also want to try Vancouver Frontrunners. It's a gay running group. I attend both and can tell you that either one has a great group of people that attend.
    If you want to drop me a line when you get here feel free.
    Good luck.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    charlieviiperi saidHaha I'm sure Vancouver will be happy to have you.

    It's a very safe city.

    Yeah I think I'll be fine in Brazil, I'll just adopt and immerse myself with the culture and I'm sure I'll be fine.


    PS. VFS is an excellent school... as for clubs, the popular ones are Celebrities and 560.

    Celebrities is starting to attract a more straight crowd nowadays though lol


    As I'm sure that Brazil will be happy to have you here too. Brazilians really loves to meet and talk with people which isn't from here. They LOVE foreign people.

    Actually I'm very anxious to start classes at VFS. But I also know that the program takes a full time responsability from me. But I guess I'll love it. Hope so! icon_biggrin.gif

    I've read a little about Celebrities club. And I like some straight guys in the area. And I do prefear gays which is more masculine. But this is just my opinion. No problem with any type of game. I think everybody needs to be and act just like they are. icon_smile.gif

    Thank you very much for the tips, dude. ;D
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Tazo995, aznmtl, sk8rdom and yourname2000,

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! for the answers and the tips. I'm really very glad for that. I'm impressed. Thanks.

    Anyway, I believe that Vancouver is one of the safest cities in the world. Of course I need to be aware of a danger or another, but even so I believe I'll feel safe in Vancouver.

    I'll visit Davie Street, and follow the rainbow banners, Tazo. HAHAHA! As I will try to go to more clubs and gay sport groups too. It's cool to see that you guys have this kinda of groups there. In Brazil it´s unusual to have GAY sport or health groups. Here almost everything related to Gays, is bitching and to have sexy. Grindr is an example of it. Nobody uses Grindr here to make friends. They use just to have a quick sex.

    I do want to try this sport groups, thank you for the tips, sk8rdom. I'll stay keeping in touch. ;) And yourname2000, I guess I'm a friendly guy. So, believing on it, I'll try to don´t be so shy and try to make friends there.

    Thank you again, guys.
    Have a nice day. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    There are also some gay parties that go on in the East Side as well that are different from the typical Davie crowds. They are usually held at The Cobalt or The Anza. Parties like Queer Bash, Spit, Hustla, and Apocalipstick.
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    Vancouver is so safe... cept during Stanley Cup season....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    you'll love it! just bring lots of money....HAHAAH
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    I just visited Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of the year. It was a ton of fun and even experienced an oddly heavy rain storm in Sao Paulo that flooded the city.

    Anyways, I'm sure you'll have a great time in Vancouver. Joining/Playing sports will definitely help you meet tons of people in a short amount of time. If you play volleyball, let me know and I can hook you up with some info.
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    Yikes, you are coming in the worst weather.. November is terrible haha. Still an awesome place to live though.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 21, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    WOOOW, so many answers. I'm really very impressive at all. Thank you, guys. icon_biggrin.gif

    staticpulse, I wanna go to this type of partys too. I do prefear "private" parties then dance clubs.

    hairyandym, I need to get more money. HAHAHAHA. I'm seeling everything here in Brazil. I mean, my stuffs, television, video game etc etc.

    shawnathan, thank you for the PM. I need to meet more Brazilian guys in Vancouver. As for grindr, I don´t like this app so much neither. Sometimes it seems so "dirty", ya know? But maybe I can use it sometimes to meet more people there. It is a pity that you will not be in Vancouver anymore. =/ And I DON´T HAVE this losts of money that u've said. HAHAHA. I'm not rich just coz I'll study in VFS. icon_razz.gif

    Torch, where u liked most? Rio ou São Paulo? I do prefear São Paulo, because of the paulistan nights. Hahaha. And i'll try to join some sports clubs. I really loved this idea. I'll let u know!

    RuhhedRanger, what is the worst weather? Rain? Winter? Hahaha. Coz I love cold weather. I hate sunlight. That's one more reason that I'm anxious to move to Canada.

    Thanks again for all information, guys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    staticpulse saidThere are also some gay parties that go on in the East Side as well that are different from the typical Davie crowds. They are usually held at The Cobalt or The Anza. Parties like Queer Bash, Spit, Hustla, and Apocalipstick.
    Queer bash is no more D:
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    Oct 22, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Welcome to Vancouver (soon!).

    You're coming during bad weather, but the first time you see the snow-capped mountains in the sun, reflecting on the shimmering skyscrapers, you'll fall in love I'm sure of it (: at least for a few hours till the clouds come back.

    Vancouverites are a fickle bunch, but I think very welcoming to foreigners.

    I've met few (gay) brazilians here. There's definitely a community here, which I'm sure you'll meet. One thing I noticed however is that they tend to stick together and have a pretty close-knit group. Not a bad thing, but I recommend not falling into that trap if you want to really experience Vancouver and Canada.

    Anyway, I don't think you'll have any problems in Van. (:

    mizu5 said
    staticpulse saidThere are also some gay parties that go on in the East Side as well that are different from the typical Davie crowds. They are usually held at The Cobalt or The Anza. Parties like Queer Bash, Spit, Hustla, and Apocalipstick.
    Queer bash is no more D:


    There's some sorta gay drag show thing going on instead at the Cobalt on Sunday nights (maybe not every Sunday). My friend performed there recently.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Oct 24, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    steampunk saidWelcome to Vancouver (soon!).

    You're coming during bad weather, but the first time you see the snow-capped mountains in the sun, reflecting on the shimmering skyscrapers, you'll fall in love I'm sure of it (: at least for a few hours till the clouds come back.

    Vancouverites are a fickle bunch, but I think very welcoming to foreigners.

    I've met few (gay) brazilians here. There's definitely a community here, which I'm sure you'll meet. One thing I noticed however is that they tend to stick together and have a pretty close-knit group. Not a bad thing, but I recommend not falling into that trap if you want to really experience Vancouver and Canada.

    Anyway, I don't think you'll have any problems in Van. (:

    mizu5 said
    staticpulse saidThere are also some gay parties that go on in the East Side as well that are different from the typical Davie crowds. They are usually held at The Cobalt or The Anza. Parties like Queer Bash, Spit, Hustla, and Apocalipstick.
    Queer bash is no more D:


    There's some sorta gay drag show thing going on instead at the Cobalt on Sunday nights (maybe not every Sunday). My friend performed there recently.


    Thank you, guys. When I finally down in Vancouver I'll try to go to all this places. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
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    sk8rdom saidYou will love this city. It can be difficult to meet people so here are a few suggestions.
    Yoga on friday nights through H.I.M. (heatlh intiative for men) it's by donation and a great way to meet guys other than just for sex.
    You might also want to try Vancouver Frontrunners. It's a gay running group. I attend both and can tell you that either one has a great group of people that attend.
    If you want to drop me a line when you get here feel free.
    Good luck.

    Mmm....great suggestions.

    And I second that it can be a bit of an "aloof" city...people can be standoff-ish a bit until you get "in" with some crowd


    Yup, even my Canadian classmates said so.. needless to say I was there far too short to experience being taken "in" with some crowd.. but the OP is gonna be there for a while, so he should be fine
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    staticpulse saidThere are also some gay parties that go on in the East Side as well that are different from the typical Davie crowds. They are usually held at The Cobalt or The Anza. Parties like Queer Bash, Spit, Hustla, and Apocalipstick.
    Queer bash is no more D:


    Yeah, I know icon_sad.gif But they are resurrecting it this Saturday for a Halloween party!