City Girl!!!!

What happens when you take a fast paced, on the go, social, New York city girl and relocate her to Rio? Follow my adventures to find out!

My name’s Pamela Granoff. I grew up in Providence RI, and spent my college years conquering DC at GWU. I love to travel, explore, and try new things every possible chance I get. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, making sure to bounce around Europe every weekend for about 7 months.

I’ve been living in New York for the last 5 years (don’t worry, still country hopping at least 4 times a year), I’m active with social media, and organize the Future of Local (@futureoflocal). Now….. I am trading in my heels & coats for mini bikinis & flip flops ….. RIO here we go!

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18 Comments to "About"

  1. August 22, 2011 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Nice meeting you at the baths today. Very cool blog. When I’m ready for my Rio trip, I’ll get your advice on the best diving and other adventurous activities!

  2. May 7, 2012 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I love your wp format, where did you get a hold of it? 136168

  3. Gabi's Gravatar Gabi
    July 12, 2012 - 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Hey there! Just to say your blog is great. I happened to stumble by when looking for reviews on the Cavist (thanks by the way) and ended up reading quite a few posts. I’m the opposite, a carioca that became a New Yorker for a few years and now getting back to Rio. Good to see you are enjoying the best this city has to offer!

  4. Frank's Gravatar Frank
    November 14, 2012 - 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Pamela, do you have an email address where I could contact you? I’d love to ask you some questions about travel in Brazil. Thanks so much! – Frank

  5. November 30, 2012 - 4:04 am | Permalink


    My name is Homer and I’m writing from Travel News (http://tra.velne.ws/) a real time travel community of travel bloggers, travelers and people who like traveling in general. It’s a free and open community for anyone to participate, think of it as digg but dedicated to traveling.

    We would really like your opinion on it and we would love if you could join the community. It is completely free and you can submit as many links as you want there is no limit and they show up in real time.

    Some more info on Travel News; We started travel news as an application for our friends to share interesting links about traveling but became apparent that a lot of people liked the idea and started to share their links. After requests from users we have added lots of functionality like voting/commenting/mark as favorite/read later, many more will follow. Since August 2012 TN has done a great progress, grew 400% since when it started and we expect that growth to continue, more than 200.000 unique visitors every month with 550.000 page views.

    Already a lot of bloggers are submitting their great articles to Travel News, more than 9000 travel articles covering nearly 25.000 destinations.

    All in all we hope to make it a point of reference of finding the most relevant information about destinations and the experiences travelers have in those destination (removing all the noise).

    I hope you join us.


    Homer from Travel News Team

  6. December 19, 2012 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I tried finding you on twitter but there was a redirect?!
    I’m at gourmetavanti
    let’s connect
    and btw I use to work at Bar do Ze :)))

  7. November 6, 2013 - 9:00 am | Permalink

    Hey Pamela,

    I figured that this would be the best way to get in touch; would you like to write a guest post on my site? I’ve recently found your blog and have really enjoyed going through your content!

    The site is http://allaboutbrazil.net, which as the name suggests, features content covering all aspects of Brazil. It’s just starting out (definitely some great plans in the pipeline) and I’d really love to have some great content, and thought I’d see if you could consider a guest post.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

  8. February 27, 2014 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Pamela!

    We’re fans of your work at rdj4u.com and would like to talk to you about a cooperation.

    Do you have a contact mail for it?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  9. March 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Hey Pamela! I came across your site while researching gyms in Rio. I’m also a New Yorker, and I’ve been back and forth to Brasil often in the past few years. I’m an indoor cycling instructor at a boutique cycling brand, and running coach on the side. I’m looking to make the move to somewhere that’ll make me really happy now that I’ve hit my 30’s! I’d love to get some info on you about work visas, finding an apartment, etc. Thanks so much!!!

  10. Joyce's Gravatar Joyce
    January 6, 2015 - 12:30 am | Permalink

    Dear Pamela,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Brazil, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  11. June 15, 2016 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Gabriela. I would like to invite you to write for BOOKWITTY.COM Can we have a talk via Skype so I can explain the proposal better? My name is Jorge and my email address is jsette.tln@terra.com.br Looking forward to hearing from you.

  12. June 15, 2016 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I called you Gabriela, I meant: Pamela. :)

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