do i need to speak Portugese to get around town?
How much money should I bring (or need) for 5 days?
Is it feasible and/or safe for three of us to rent a car at CNF and drive ourselves to Ouro Preto? Our flight would arrive at about 3:30PM, on a Saturday, early February. Departure is three days later at 11:35AM.
9 days for Brazil, would you help with an itinerary that includes Sao Paulo (son works there), Rio de Janeiro and possibly Belo Horizonte? Paraty, Ilha Bela, Ouro Prieto?
Could you mention some day trips from Belo Horizonte?
How to get from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto?
i'm an italian guy, i'm 22 and i have the opportunuty to go at Vicosa, state of Minas Gerais, for studying for 6 months at the universidade federal of vicosa.
I don't know so much about Vicosa, can someone tell me something about that city?
And how is to live there, what do you think and all what you think could be useful to me to know...
thank you very much, Matteo
I am looking for a good portuguese in Sao Joao del Rei. Any leads?
I see that the tourist attractions in MG's colonial cities are frequently closed on Mondays. Is that the case with all of these (my tentative itinerary)
Diamantina, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes, Sao Joao del Rei
If they're closed on Monday, are they also closed on Sunday?
Perhaps I'd do better to stay in Belo Horizante on Monday?
Thanks for any tips
I'll be in Belo Horizonte for a week, Aug 20 through Aug 27.
I still have to check my agenda while there, but it would be nice to meet local VTers for a drink and some chat if possible.
Should anybody be available, just let me know. Thanks! ;)
Looking for a recommendation on a hacienda style guest house or a small family run hotel...
Greetings from snowy Paris
I'm planning a trip to Rio and MG in February and I would be delighted to have suggestions from fellow travellers. My questions relate to the first week of my stay during which we'll have a rented car to travel around:
-where to spend our first night in Brazil along the Coast? Saquaremos, Buzios, Cabo Frio? It'll be a Saturday, so finding a place may not be easy...
-where to be based to visit MG: 2 days in Ouro Preto, 2 days in Tiradentes ?
-is it easy to safely park one's car in MG small towns? I guess MG ismuch safer than Rio with a car, am I wrong?
-any close other place to visit in MG apart from the colonial towns and BH?
-suggestions about Paraty?
All suggestions about quaint places, good food or nice pousadas in MG and along the coast are welcome!
I wanted to know the name/names of quarries in the Ouro Preto where soapstone os quarried.
Can anybody give information on the train of Cia. Vale do Rio Doce which is/was going from BH to Vitoria ? It would be very helpful if the train is still transporting passengers, to know time table and tarifs.
I will be flying into Confins airport, and I need transfers to Ouro Preto. What are my options, and what is the approximate cost? I have decided against using my travel agent for transfers due to the fact they wanted to charge me 412.00 USD. I would prefer not to use the buses, but if the bus is my best option, will I be able to bring large suitcases on board?
I will be in Rio in January 2009, and I would like to see Ouro Preto. What are my options for getting there? I have read about a bus that goes overnight, but are there any faster ways? Train, maybe a private motorcoach? Thanks for your help.
Is there anywhere near Ouro Preto to go white water rafting? If not, where is the closest city/area to Ouro Preto to do so? Thanks!
Where can I get a good map, hopefully in English for the state of Minas?
I have looked here in the US, but so far not much luck. A travel guide in English with a map would be ideal.
I WILL LIE TO KNOW OF THERE IS A BUS SERVICE FROM BELEM TO BELO HORIZONTE I AM PLANNING MY HOLIDAY FROM GUYANA TO BELEM AND BOA VISTA FROM THE I WILL LIKE TO TRAVEL TO BELO HORIZONTE I WILL LIKE TO KNOW THECOST AND TIME OF TRAVELLING PLEASE ADVISE ON HOW TO TRAVELL AND GETTING TO BELO HORIZONTE FROM BELEM OR BOVISTA WITH BUS
We speak English and pretty good Spanish but have no experience in Brazil. So we wanted to know if we can expect to get by well without Portuguese but with English and Spanish in Belo HOrizonte. We are attending meetings during the day in Betim
for about six days in a row, some meetings may start early in the morning and go to late at nite. How is the bus schedule between Betim and Belo HOrizonte, where we will be staying.
Thanks so much for your help. Ellen
Does anyone know the best way to get to Espinosa? Fly into Belo Horizonte and drive, or bus, or ? Or Fly into Brasilia and car or bus?
I plan to take the bus from Rio to Ouro Preto and back. The latest posting about this is over two years old. Does anyone have current info about Schedules and cost? Comfort and length of the trip? Any info would be appreciated.
Hello a question for all you that have been to diamantina, is it possible to buy diamonds there.
I am going to be staying in Santos Dumont for a few weeks and really want to visit Ouro Preto, the Itacolomi Park, Sao Thome das Lettres and Sao Joao del Rei
It looks like it might be easiest to drive to these places than go by bus. So I was hoping for some advice on
1) How easy is it to drive around and how long might it take to get to these places ? (I am used to driving in the UK and the USA)
2) Where is the best place to get a car ? The airports at Belo H and R de J seem to be the only places in the area with car hire
3) Should I just see if I can find a guided tour that goes through the area ?
I have never been to Brazil before and as a geologist am really excitied about seeing Minas Gerais so I would appreciate any help you can give me
does anyone know if there's a bus from BH to muriae? or the best way to get to muriae from BH?
I have heard that there is an annual Mystics Fair / Festival in Dec/Jan in Sao Tome Das Letras - but unable to find any specific info on this.
Deos anyone have info or a Sao Tome contact for me?
Thanks in advance.
I will be in Pocos de Caldas in December 2006, I'm hoping to rent a Cessna 152, 172 182 or Piper to explore the area.
Any one familiar with the Pocos de Caldas Airport? I have the general Pocos de Caldas Airport info; runway bearing, length, communication/navaid freqencies, location, etc.
Does Pocos de Caldas Airport rent aircraft?
Any contact information for the Pocos de Caldas Airport.
We are going for a holliday to Pocos de Caldas from June 21. 2006 to July 12. 2006. We are looking for a appartment to rent. Need 2 bedrooms. Could anyone help us, or suggest a sit were we can find appartments for rent.
HI VT friends,
thanks to you I found a way to go to Pocos de Caldas and also a nice hotel in Sao Paolo! Thanks a lot all of you!!
Now I need a nice hotel in Pocos de Caldas, where I will stay for 2 nights. Somebody suggested the Palace. But as much as I searched I could not find any homepage of this hotel...Maybe anyone knows or maybe you can recommend other nice hotels to me, they can be expensive, no problem!
Thanks and have a great day. Regards from Europe! Silvia
Sorry friends I asked already but I am still confused... On all maps I see a airport sign in Pocos de Caldas? Can anyone tell me if there is really an airport there and if I can fly there from Rio?? Now I know my schedule: I have my last meeting in Rio in Wednsday in the afternoon and will be ready there at 4 pm. On Thursday at 2 pm I have to be in Pocos de Caldas. Is this manageable?? If there is no plane from Rio to Pocos de Caldas are ther buses also in the evening? How can I find bus information on the internet? Or how many hours it would take me by car?? I am very confused and very happy for any kind of help! Thanks a lot!! Silvia
Hi VT friends! I am going on a business trip to Brasil in 3 weeks and I am supposed to travel to Sao Paolo, Rio and Pocos de Caldo. My question: what is the best way to go, are there flights from Sao Paolo to Pocos de Caldo and then to Rio? how many times a day, where can I find this out? Or how about going by bus? From SP to Pocos it is about 4 hours by bus I think, but what about from Pocos to Rio? And does anyone know a nice hotel in Pocos de Caldo? Thank you so much!
I will be in Belo Horizonte in a few months and am dying to visit Ouro Preto. What are my options for getting there? How long will it take?