By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Being a fresh gringo to Brazil has given many some insights on the cultural differences between Brazil, the U.S. and Europe. Here are some lessons many have learned during their time in Brazil.
1. "In Brazil it is cheaper to buy fruits and vegetables at the market than industrialized goods, which is exactly the opposite in the United States!"
2. "Entering a bank is unbelievably hard. You have to nearly take off all your clothes to go through the metal detector."
3. "In Brazil, you have to supply your Individual Register Number . . .