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I am planning on taking the bus from SP to Paraty and spend a few days, continuing on to Rio from there. Later, I will take the bus from Rio to Tiradentes/Sao Joao del Rei, stay there, and go up to Ouro Preto, spend a few days there, then go to Belo Horizonte (from where I'll fly back to SP).
1) Should I be reserving seats on any of these buses, or is it safe to just show up and assume there will be an empty seat? (I'll be traveling early-mid April).
2) Is there a direct bus from Tiradentes/Sao Joao to Ouro Preto? I'm having some difficulty locating one, and I'd like to avoid having to go to Belo Horizonte just to get to Ouro Preto.
3) As it stands, I'm thinking of spending 3 nights in Tiradentes/Sao Joao and 2 nights in Ouro Preto. (Using BH as just a transit stop). Is this too much time in any of these towns? I don't want to be rushed but nor do I want to be bored.
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I wanted to try and visit Tiradentes and was wondering if it's possible to do it as a day trip from anywhere?
i am planning a 6 day trip in the jungel around Manaus.
I have choosen 2 options
first with igunao Turismo
second with a local guide and his lodge.
its in the Juma Reserve
i like to have a real jungel adventure. Sleeping in the jungel etc. is iguano Turismo to toristical for it?
Does someone has some experience for such a trip?
i can not decide which one i should choose
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I did a search and nothing came up so forgive me if I missed a common question. Has anyone, as a foreigner, been in a Carnivale parade. If so, what's the process? I'm researching this for 2014. I live in the U.S.
I'm flying to Sao Paulo tomorrow, my hotel is in Santo André. I have about 2 days of work there, then I am free till Saturday when I fly back home.
At the moment my return flight is from Sao Paulo as well.
I looked at the things to do at Sao Paulo and it seems much less interesting then Rio. Am I right about that, especially considering the fact that my hotel is in Santo André?
I would really like to hit the beach and make the best out of the short stay I have in Brazil, get the most out of the culture and people.
Am I right about Sao Paulo being less touristy? Would it be more efficient for me to catch a flight to Rio and spend a few nights there?
Thanks in advance!
Could anyone tell me if the Botafogo vs. São Paulo match on April 7 at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange (Paulista League) would be a good match to watch? I looked at schedules for some of the more local games also, but these two teams seemed 'higher caliber'. Also, what is the best way to get tickets for the match and how much would a typical ticket cost?
Please feel free to recommend other games in Rio during that weekend and how tickets are best acquired. Thanks in advance!
I'm just doing some preliminary research on barriers that exist while traveling in countries where there is a different language. On RTW trips, it is almost impossible to learn a new language every couple of weeks to try to survive. I, myself have ended up playing charades, talking slower in my language (because that makes it better...) or even just repeating the one or two words I do know until I find out the information needed.
The most common places I have found this is when lost in a new city needing directions or looking at a menu and figuring out the type of meat (mostly leading to me making animal sounds, oink, moo, cockle-doodle-do).
My problem is I need a big list of things that people have trouble with in countries all over the world, in all languages.
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My Brazil visa expires Oct 22 of this year. What is the last day I can leave Brazil - Oct 21, 22 or 23? I wrote to the Brazilian consulate but they did not write back.
Also, when I fly back to the US, I may leave from one Brazilian city on one day, and catch a connecting flight the next day in another Brazilian city. What if the next day is the day after the visa expires?.
soon I will be in Colombia and planning to take a flight to Leticia to travel the amazon river from Tabatinga to Belem by boat. I am just worried about possible season problems (rain season, level of river water, etc..)?
Can anyone confirm is doable in April and maybe provide a link with the boat schedule for March/April?
Should Paraty also be considered a book-ahead spot for a single traveler from 24-27 March? Sorry -- I am just worried with Semana Santa.
Cheers and thanks!
hola good people
it seems there is much dispute on actual prices of amazon boat travel, i read somewhere tabatinga to manaus costs $240 for two people in a cabin. in most other places it says $500. does anyone have up to date numbers and is it nicer to do tabatinga - manaus or manaus -belem?? if time is not an issue can u take smaller slower boats that stop in small villages along the way or its not worth it??
I'm tentatively planning to fly from the Northeast of Brazil and then hopefully make it to either Ilha Grande or Paraty in the same day -- how would you guys suggest I best move from Rio's airport to its bus station (I'm assuming there's only one central bus station)? In the guidebook, it's not really clear how to do this since most people are not moving from plane to bus and vice versa. If possible, I would like to avoid a taxi ride.
Thanks very much!
I have been reading on line about the new ATM rules in place in Brazil. I found out the reports are in fact TRUE.. I tried my card today and was only given 300 reais even though I have a large daily rate on my US card..
ATM's will now only give you 300 Brazilian Reais a day.. American and Canadian cards have this new Limit.. I have heard that cards from the EU are no longer accepted AT ALL, but can not confirm this yet...
My fiance and I are planning on going to Brazil for a two week honeymoon leaving around late December 2013. We were hoping for some advice on an itenerary and reccomendations on where to stay. This being a honeymoon we will want to splurge on accomadations for part of our trip but not for the whole time. I think we are going to start in Rio but have no clue from there. The thought was visting three different places in the two weeks with one them being a beach escape where we can relax. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am struggling to enroll in any of the universities in Brazil! I am desperate to go back, the culture, people, cities and atmosphere was simply amazing when I went recently and I would love to study there!
I am already undertaking Portuguese lessons here in Aus in preparation for going back, but I would happily enroll in a Portuguese as a second language course. Alternatively, if I get my Portuguese up and running, I would take any course on the history, culture or politics of Brazil.
I would love to study in either Brasilia or Rio. I have tried contacting a couple of the universities but have had no luck in getting a response and a couple do not have English web pages.
Any advice, contact or information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Looking to go back anytime between November or Jan next week for a period of 6-12 months.
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