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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
pt-4 Este utilizador tem um nível quase nativo de português.
es-3 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento avanzado del español.
it-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio in italiano.
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Wiki statusEdit

I have greatly reduced my contributions over the past few months, as I have recovered from a medical issue, undertaken greater physical activity outside my home, and conducted a job search. I began a new job on November 22nd, and will continue light occasional contributions on Wikivoyage, especially on getting voy:Portuguese phrasebook promoted to Star status and made a Featured Travel Topic and getting voy:Lisbon made a Destination of the Month.

BiographyEdit

 
I don't have any tattoos, but if/when I do get one, it'll be Bugs Bunny.

I'm Nelson Ricardo. My parents immigrated to the U.S. from a small farming village in the municipality of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. I was born and raised in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, and have been living in Brooklyn for 20 years. I have a B.A. in economics from New York University (NYU). I have worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and at Columbia University.

Although European Portuguese is technically my "first language" and "mother tongue", American (New York City metro) English is my "native language", the one I best understand, speak, read, and write. If this doesn't make sense, reread the preceding paragraph.

I won't say how old I am, but the 1980s had the best music.

Like most people, I started out on Wikipedia, but I now spend most of my time at Wikivoyage.

Background regarding username changeEdit

When I first created my Wikipedia account many moons ago, there were more limitations on usernames, so I ended up with Nricardo. I think I had typed it as nricardo, but the system decided that the first letter needed to be uppercase. Having an uppercase N but lowercase r has always bothered me. I tried changing it to my real name, but a steward at Meta decided that it was too close to an existing username, so I added some non-random numbers at the end.

English WikivoyageEdit

DocentEdit

I am a docent for the following articles. If you wish to speak with me about these, please add a message to the article's Discussion page or contact me on my Wikivoyage user talk page.

ContributionsEdit

(voy:Special:Contributions/Nelson Ricardo 2500)

PortugalEdit

  • Caldas da Rainha ⭐ – Featured on the Main Page as Off the Beaten Path in October 2016. Was promoted to Star article status in January 2021.
  • Wikipedia:Portugal Expedition — Launched this collaboration project.
  • Portugal — Many improvements throughout the country, region, and city articles.
  • Portuguese cuisine — Started article and improved it to Guide status.
  • Portuguese phrasebook — Added numerous pronunciations, added section explaining pseudo-phoneticization.
  • Lisbon – Improved to Guide status.
  • Lisbon Airport – Created article and improved it to Guide status.
  • Porto – Improved to Guide status.
  • Évora — Improved to Guide status.
  • Serra da Estrela Natural Park — Created article and improved it to Usable status.
  • Oeste – Created article for this Portuguese region and some of its municipalities:
    • Alcobaça – Improved to Usable status.
    • Alenquer – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Arruda dos Vinhos – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Bombarral – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Cadaval – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Lourinhã – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Nazaré – Improved to Usable status.
    • Óbidos – Improved to Usable status.
    • Peniche – Improved to Usable status.
    • Sobral de Monte Agraço – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
    • Torres Vedras – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
  • Angra do Heroísmo – Started article and improved it to Usable status. One of the main cities of the Azores (Açores) lacked an article, so I fixed that.
  • Covilhã — I started this article and improved it to Usable status. I can't imagine why we were missing this fascinating city.
  • Matosinhos – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
  • Santarém – Started article and improved it to Usable status.
  • ...and many more!


OthersEdit

Places I've beenEdit

These lists include places I visited but did not sleep in. Besides tourism, they include business trips and college study trips.

United StatesEdit

AbroadEdit

Travel wishlistEdit

English WikipediaEdit

(w:Special:Contributions/Nelson Ricardo 2500)

Portuguese WikipediaEdit

(pt:Especial:Contribuições/Nelson Ricardo 2500)

Portuguese WikivoyageEdit

(pt:voy:Especial:Contribuições/Nelson Ricardo 2500)

WikidataEdit

(d:Special:Contributions/Nelson Ricardo 2500)

Wikimedia CommonsEdit

(c:Special:Contributions/Nelson_Ricardo_2500)

Lingua LibreEdit

(https://lingualibre.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nelson_Ricardo_2500)

Lingua Libre is a project of the association Wikimédia France which aims to build a collaborative, multilingual, audiovisual corpus under free licence. I have contributed numerous recordings (which are exported to Wikimedia Commons) in Portuguese. Many of these will be added to Wikivoyage's Portuguese phrasebook.