Conversely, Brazilian relatives from the upper middle class will stay in hotels-they want privacy and comfort.
15) You and her (or him, in case of an American woman with a Brazilian man) might have differences when it comes to . It is not a day to work, but a day to lounge around, go to the beach, have a barbecue by the pool, go to church (for those still brainwashed by religion or just traditional), watch soccer or Formula One races, visit with friends, go sightseeing, nap or watch movies and other leisure actitivities. It is not only the Catholic influence but also the fact that in their minds, the work week is for work, while the weekend is for pleasure and rest.
Working with your hands in Brazil is also associated with the lower economic classes.
They use guilt tactics to keep the children catering to their needs and see the children-in-law as the devil themselves.