The best travel moments happen through serendipity. And serendipity isn’t dumb luck. You can make it happen.
Ronnie Von receives the “gringo friend”: the American journalist Seth Kugel. In Brazil, he became known for his videos of tips on English for Brazilians.
In an interview with the Morning Show on Seth Kugel speaks about the distinctions between Brazil and the United States.
Amigo Gringo made the New Yorker’s Talk of the Town section this past week. Now more people than ever know that I am using my fancy degrees to their utmost, spilling yogurt on people in the subway and explaining English curse words to Brazilians.
As the guest Getaway columnist, I write about when children (like my nephew Leo) take over family trip-planning. (Disaster does not ensue.)
In one of our favorite recent videos, we teach Brazilians some surefire ways to make people think you’re a New Yorker. Eating a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery is not one of them.
Click CC in the lower right for subtitles (as usual).
It’s a banner day for me – my first “artwork” published in The New York Times (or, really, anywhere but the now-defunct 1970s-era refrigerator at 25 Ridge Road, Newton, Massachusetts).
We’re 50 episodes into Amigo Gringo, and thought it was time to show some bloopers! Depois de 50 episódios do canal Amigo Gringo, já era hora de mostrar erros de gravação!
Last Tuesday was the big launch of our Amigo Gringo video series for Brazilian tourists (and, via subtitles, others) visiting New York City. Our first video, on how to be a savvy subway rider, is almost up to 50,000 views. Then came our “Thumbs Up” video, trying to convince Brazilian visitors to act a bit less like the Fonz. Finally, today, how to order a bagel in New York City. (English language subtitles are available by clicking the little CC button in the lower right of the video.)
In the meantime, we’ve also had articles written about us in the three major Brazilian newspapers: Folha de S. Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, and O Globo (in Rio), as well as the country’s biggest news portal, G1.
Yesterday the AP put out a story about us (in English!) that should be appearing in newspapers next Sunday. Finally, I appeared on national television yesterday in Brazil, on the show “Encontro com Fátima Bernardes,” which one of my friends there compared to being on Letterman. (I would have preferred Jimmy Fallon, but OK.)