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    • Portuguese language school in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Jul 25, 2015 at 8:13 AM

      Hi Friends,

      does anybody know of a portuguese language school in Fortaleza?

      If anybody has contacts, web site,telefone, email etc... I would be gratefull!!

    • Tickets at Maracana

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 18, 2015 at 9:38 PM

      Maybe this is a little specific; but does anyone kmow how to get tickets for the match between Fluminense and Vasco at the Maracana tomorrow?

      Is it better to take a guided tour, any cheap and good? Going with children so want to be safe

    • Where to go from Icaoraci

      Belém Jul 17, 2015 at 2:55 AM

      We arrive via ship to Icaoraci. I'm interested in going to either Mangal das Gracas or Museo Emilio Goeldi. Which would be closest to the ship?

    • Radiation nowadays

      Goiânia Jul 11, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      How safe is it to stay in Goiania because of the incident from 1987?
      How much radiation is left nowadays?

      Thanks for the help!

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      We want to go to Maragogi in November.

      Maragogi Jul 10, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      Hi Guys!
      We are two couples who want to visit Maragogi in November.
      We would like to stay in Pousada Sol e Mar for like 10 days.
      How safe area is?
      Is there enough restaurants around?
      thanks for any help ;)

    • Cell Phones in Brazil

      Brazil Jul 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      Hi There! I will be travelling to Brazil for 5 weeks at the end of July and need some information on how to get my cell phone working there. I know I'll have to purchase a SIM card once I land, but I'm looking for recommendations on which carriers and plans would be best.

      I will mostly need to call/text from Brazil to Canada, some local calls/texts, and a high data capacity (a bare minimum of 2 GB). I will be moving around Brazil with stops in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Salvador and the state of Maranhão. If anyone can help me out with some advice and recommendations, I would be very grateful!

    • Quiet place near Rio

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 19, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      I am looking for a place to stay not to far from Rio. It should be tranquil and relaxing. Would like to lay in a hammock and look at the monkeys... Does anyone know a place like this? Can be a nice pousada in a big garden too.
      Have been to Ihla grande so thats out of the question.

    • advice on traveling plans needed (4 weeks)

      Brazil Jul 12, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Hi everyone,
      I will be traveling Brazil in September with three friends managing distances by plane, boat and busses.
      We set up a route but are not quite sure if it is "bulletproof" yet.
      I'm looking for some feedback and advice :)

      Travel itinerary:
      day 1: Rio
      day 2-5: Santarém + Alter do Chao + Amazonas
      day 5-7: boat to Belém
      day 7-10: Belém
      day 10-11: Sao Luis
      day 11-16: Lencois Maranhenses, Parnaiba, Jeri
      day 16-17: Fortaleza
      day 18-24: Salvador + Lencois/Chapada Diamantina
      day 25-30: Rio (Ilha Grande, ...)

      What do you think?
      Thank you so much!

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      Best Months for Travel In South America re Weather

      Rio de Janeiro Jul 15, 2015 at 3:24 AM


      I put this question on the south America Forum but received no answers. Hopefully greater response via this forum.

      Looking at taking a 18 day South America tour during 2016. Destinations included:

      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 or 6 nights ( includes 2 days pre tour)
      Iguazu Falls, Argentina 2 nights (arrive by air)
      Buenos Aires 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Lima, Peru 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Cuzco 3 nights (arrive by air)
      Puno 2 nights

      June or July or early August would suit us best, however we can travel any month either side. Will have a round the world ticket (from Perth Australia) and intend to also visit Europe & UK which we have visited many times. The important thing is to visit South America during the better weather.

      Appreciate all answers.

    • airport sao Joao del rei

      São João del Rei Jul 11, 2014 at 7:09 AM

      I can't find any flight from Rio or B.H. to Sao Joao del Rei with Azul airlines. Someone knows something about it?
      Paolo (Italy)

      5 Answers Sep 10, 2014 at 8:13 AM
    • information about Vegetarian Food

      Uberlândia Jul 6, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      Hello Guys,
      I am from India and coming in the next month to Uberlandia. I am pure vegetarian and don't eat any type of meats and egg so is there any option for me to survive in Uberlandia.

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM
    • Travel by PT to games

      Belo Horizonte Jun 27, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Is there any organised way to get to FIFA games in Belo by public transport? In Recife you could get a special ticket taking you to the ground and back by train and then bus

    • Taxi from stadium to Confins airport

      Belo Horizonte Jun 17, 2014 at 4:54 AM

      Are there lots of taxis at the stadium after the game? I need to get a taxi from the game to Confins airport?

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 2:14 AM
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      Accommodation required for 2 in Belo Horizonte - 20/06 - 26/06

      Belo Horizonte Feb 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Hi there,
      We arrive in Belo on 20th June and are looking for accommodation (centrally located if possible). If anyone can assist, please inbox me to swap details and make arrangements. If you also have transport that would be a bonus. Appreciate any help.

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • World Cup June

      Belo Horizonte Feb 8, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      Hi there, I will arrive with a party of seven in Belo Horizonte at 00.00 hrs and will need to get to a place in Carlos Prates. Can anyone advise the best option at that time, whether it will be taxi,bus or mini bus and how much?

      Thanks Acer

    • World Cup June

      Belo Horizonte Feb 8, 2014 at 4:03 AM

      Hi there, I will arrive with a party of seven in Belo Horizonte at 00.00 hrs and will need to get to a place in Carlos Prates. Can anyone advise the best option at that time, whether it will be taxi,bus or mini bus and how much?

      Thanks Acer

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      Savassi / Functionarios areas nightlife/apartments - June 14

      Belo Horizonte Dec 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      Hi there,

      I'm travelling to Belo Horizonte for the World Cup in June and looking for an apartment to rent for 5 or 6 nights. Could anyone else give me any pointers and maybe some cross sections of roads to enable me to narrow down my search in the Savassi & Functionarios areas. I believe these are safer areas and also they are full of bars, restaurants, night clubs, etc.

      Any advice appreciated.


    • Money for 5 days in Brazil

      Belo Horizonte Nov 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      do i need to speak Portugese to get around town?
      How much money should I bring (or need) for 5 days?

      1 Answer Nov 12, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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      Renting a car and driving

      Ouro Prêto Sep 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      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.

      12 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 4:19 AM
    • Itinerary 9 days in Brazil

      Belo Horizonte Aug 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      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?

      4 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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      Ouro Preto

      Belo Horizonte May 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      How to get from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Vicosa, Minas Gerais

      Estado de Minas Gerais Oct 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM


      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

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    • Portuguese Language School or Teacher in SJ ?

      São João del Rei Jul 28, 2011 at 5:21 PM

      I am looking for a good portuguese in Sao Joao del Rei. Any leads?

      1 Answer Sep 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM
    • Any colonial cities open on Mondays

      Estado de Minas Gerais Oct 13, 2010 at 5:22 PM

      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

      3 Answers Oct 20, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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      Anybody up for a drink and some chat?

      Belo Horizonte Aug 18, 2010 at 6:23 PM

      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! ;)

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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      place to stay

      Belo Horizonte Mar 2, 2010 at 2:04 AM

      Looking for a recommendation on a hacienda style guest house or a small family run hotel...


      1 Answer Mar 2, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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      suggestions from the Coast to Minas Gerais

      Estado de Minas Gerais Jan 8, 2010 at 2:50 AM

      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!


      6 Answers Jan 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    • Soapstone

      Ouro Prêto Dec 9, 2009 at 7:39 AM

      I wanted to know the name/names of quarries in the Ouro Preto where soapstone os quarried.

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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      train Belo horizonte to vitoria

      Belo Horizonte Oct 11, 2009 at 2:11 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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      Transfers from Belo Horizonte Airport to Ouro Preto

      Ouro Prêto Nov 18, 2008 at 4:37 AM

      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?

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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      Getting Ouro Preto from Rio. What are my Options?

      Ouro Prêto Nov 16, 2008 at 6:36 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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      White Water Rafting?

      Ouro Prêto Aug 6, 2008 at 9:13 PM

      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!

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2008 at 4:49 AM
    • Map of Minas

      Estado de Minas Gerais Aug 6, 2008 at 8:31 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2008 at 4:57 AM
    • travelling on holiday

      Belo Horizonte Aug 1, 2008 at 12:28 AM

      SIR /MADAM

    • Bus information between Belo Horizonte and Betim

      Belo Horizonte May 9, 2008 at 7:17 AM

      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

      1 Answer May 9, 2008 at 11:42 AM
    • Espinosa Brazil

      Estado de Minas Gerais May 7, 2008 at 11:54 AM

      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?

      Thank you!

      4 Answers May 8, 2008 at 6:21 AM
    • Current Info Bus to Rio?

      Ouro Prêto Jul 31, 2007 at 8:33 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Aug 2, 2007 at 7:44 AM
    • Diamantina

      Diamantina Jul 25, 2007 at 6:22 PM

      Hello a question for all you that have been to diamantina, is it possible to buy diamonds there.

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2007 at 8:06 AM
    • Travel in Minas Gerais while based in Santos Dumont

      Estado de Minas Gerais May 4, 2007 at 9:02 AM

      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


      8 Answers May 10, 2007 at 8:28 AM