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Me and my brother are traveling to brazil and were wondering if it is possible to buy a sim card there with some calling minutes on it and with which company we best buy it?
We will be travelling to Sao Paolo, Rio, Florianopolis, Pantanal.
I know anti-malaria medication is a hugely debated topic, and I don't really want to open that can of worms, so my question is specifically about the pantanal region.
We have doxy and both took it with no problems throughout our time in South East Asia (jungle areas in Laos and Borneo), and we will begin taking it again soon for our trip into the Amazon from Rurrenabaque. We have been following the guidelines from our GPs in the UK and using the 'fit for travel' malaria maps, however this is where my confusion starts, looking at the Bolivia map there is a 'high' risk all the way down the east side if the country where it borders Brazil, but the Brazil map shows little risk for what I can work out is the Pantanal area....which as far as i can work out borders Bolivia, and I assume that Mosquitos do not obey country borders.
So I was hoping someone could give us some advic... more »
Hey all. I'm looking for a personal recommendation for a cute pousada in either Lençóis or Salvador. In November my partner and I will be going to Chapada Diamantina for a week long hike and have a few days extra to spend in the area. We could spend more time near the park, or some extra time in Salvador before we get back on the plane to come home. We have been to Salvador several times, but always staying with friends, never in a pousada. We generally travel on the cheap (but here at TT that can mean REALLY cheap to some) - about R$110 a night is top of the budget. Certainly prefer less. Do not need anything super fancy, but private bath and air con is minimum. Location is generally top of our concern.
It would REALLY be a WINNER if someone had a TREE HOUSE style place to stay.
Can you help? Thanks.
I have just found out that the Pinga festiva will be on while I am in Paratyl! I am struggling to find much info about this online, other than one other post on here. Does anyone have any experiences of attending this festival? My main questions are:
Will I need a wristband/ticket, or is it free?
Will we still be able to see/do the normal Paraty things in the day with the festival going on at night, or is it an all day thing?
Does anyone have knowledge of good local tour operaters
Currently organizing our trip to brazil in November. We have worked it out that we will start Rio -- Ilha Grande--Iguuzu Falls--Amazon however we thought of making our way from the amazon to Salvador for the last leg however one way flights are ridiculously expensive. So i was wondering if anyone can reccommend somewhere else along that track thats worth a visit and that might even be a little less expensive??
Thanks Folks xx
Im planning a trip to Carnival in 14 and I'll be travelling by myself.
Im interested in hearing your stories from a previous Carnival experience. And especially if you travelled by yourself. What you did, what parties you attended, where you stayed, experience with the locals etc etc etc and any recommendations you might have for me would be greatly appreciated.
I am planning on going to the 2014 world cup, but rather than get caught up in the mayhem that will be Rio at the time I am considering staying in Buzios instead, but would like to know:
1) Is the weather warm enough in June for the kids to spend time in the pool or the waters at the beach?
2) aside from the 3 hr ride each way, how painful would it be to go to Rio and back the same day on match days?
3) any advice you may have in general and specific to Buzios?
4) I am going to spend 2-3 days in Rio beforehand and was going to stay in the Copacabana area - I've heard Leblon and Ipanema are better neighborhoods, but most of those hotels are already booked.
Any and all advice would be much appreciated - thanks in advance!!
Can anybody give me a suggestion for a hostel or cheap hotel in Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, which isn`t too far away from the city centre. Or does anybody know an e-mail adress of the Itamarati Parque hotel in Brasilia?
I would be happy about an answer. Thank you
Can anyone recommend a hotel very close and not too expensive near the GRU airport? We are flying in to Sao Paulo at midnight and only leave midday for Santa Cruz Bolivia and need somewhere to stay. I have heard about sleeping rooms at the airport? Are they worth it?
Thanks so much in advance for any help or suggestions.
I am going to Brazil for around 5 weeks. I will be spending 3 weeks traveling between Rio and Iguaçu Falls in August and then about 2 weeks in Manaus and doing an Amazon trip in September.
I know it is the Brazilian winter in Aug but how cold is it likely to get? Will I need a sleeping bag? I have seen varying temperature forecasts and I don't know whether the hostels I will be staying in will have air con. I have a thin sleeping bag liner which I am hoping to use as I travel into Venezuela and with the more tropical climate but I am not sure whether that will be enough for Rio. I guess a sleeping bag might also be a nice luxury for the cold air conditioned bus journeys around Venezuela if I can find a lightweight one.
Any advice welcome! Thanks
I was just wondering. Is it easy to find say Colombian, Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee in Brazil? Is imported cofee popular in Brazil at all?
I am wondering if anybody will go by car from Foz de Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro and wants to take me along (for a fair share of the petrol costs of course). I am searching for a ride sometime between 20 and 25 of July. Let me know!
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