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For the benefit of everyone dropping by the Brazil branch for the first time, please read this FAQ first. And I hope there can be some sort of way to moderate the thread to keep it updated and clean. I know there are some AWESOME regular contributors here who enjoy giving advice; I feel this thread can really help to condense the information available.

I'll go first, with some general thoughts from the South America FAQ. Many thank to Apollo for starting that thread and for a great idea…

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Hi everyone!

I plan to spend a weekend in Iguacu Falls, my plans are to:
- Land at Foz de Iguacu (Brazilian side) on Friday evening,
- Go to the Argentine side of the park on Saturday, return to the Brazilian side in the evening
- Visit the Brazilian side of the park on Sunday and leave either on Sunday night or Monday morning

I have several questions:
- What is the most convenient hotel/guesthouse/airbnb for that kind of plan? I'd like something close to the park and convenient to commute to the…

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I know I have to buy a ticket in advance. I tried to do it online at the official site. When I clicked 'buy here', it said 'your connection is not private' and I could not proceed further. Any advice on how to get round it?

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Hello.
Does anyone knows the approximate price for a taxi ride from the Terminal Rodoviário Tietê in São Paulo to the International Airport Guarulhos in São Paulo? I have a flight back to my homecountry on tuesday and it is not easy to get money at the moment, because both of my credit cards got stolen. That's why I would like to know If my cash is enough for the taxi ride. Thanks a lot!
(This is my first post, so excuse me if i made some mistakes)

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I am just starting to organise my first trip to Brazil in the beginning of September. Flights are booked into and out of Sao Paulo (GRU). Any thoughts or feedback appreciated!

Day
1 Thursday 5:30pm arrive at GRU
2 Friday Sao Paulo
3 Saturday Bus to Paraty
4 Sunday Transfer to Ilha Grande via Conceicao de Jacarei
5 Monday Ilha Grande
6 Tuesday Ilha Grande
7 Wednesday Transfer to Rio de Janeiro via Conceicao de Jacarei
8 Thursday Rio de Janeiro
9 Friday Rio de…

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Iguazu

Hi travellers; My first experience with backpack. I'm retired and next month will to fly South America, to Sao Paulo then Iguazu. Where can I stay (any Hostelname) near the Waterfall? Is it easy to walk to Waterfall or must I go by bus? Is it significant to stay in Sao Paulo? Thanks..

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Hello all,

Two quick questions -
a) Sao Paolo airports. Arrive domestic flight into Sao Paolo Congonh (CGH) Friday evening, leaving internationally from Sao Paolo Guarulh 4 hours later. What's the best way to transfer between the two airports?

b) I have a UK phone (Android-platform, Huawei-brand, Vodafone-contract). My phone connects to the wifi fine.
- It is also connected to local phone network VIVO. However, it doesn't work for calls and texts, and unless there's wifi, internet also firing…

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Hi travellers! I am planning to do my first jump in Rio @ Barra de tijuca, is there anyone that has done it and can recommend a good skydive agency which is SAFE? thanks in advance

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I'm from Sweden and in a couple of weeks I will fly to Rio de Janeiro with some friends and stay for a month. After that I have quite diffuse plans. My friends will go back to Sweden but I'd like to go on a cheap backpacking vacation pretty much anywhere and experience some strange places.

Any suggestions of where I could go? Looking for some decently safe, cheap and odd place.
First my plan was to go to Nepal, but since I'll be in South America I'm sure there are some interesting there as well.

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Hey guys,

I´m staying in Rio in the Lemon spirit Hostel near the Beach in Leblon.
going to arive in the morning (8th of march till 9th) after that night i´m leaving to cochabamba (Bolivia) where i´ll start my trip up north heading to Bogota.
If some of you guys are staying in Rio that day i would love to meet some other Backpackers.
By the way i´m 20Years old living in Germany ;)