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    • Travel warnings?

      Cuiabá Apr 15, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      Are there any safety concerns when visiting Cuiaba?

    • current info. Website is 2008

      Manaus Apr 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Has anyone made the trip recently from Manaus to guayana city.
      Also any knowledge about flights from Manaus to same or caracus without having to go back to Sao Paulo or Panama city.
      Help would be appreciated.


      Rio de Janeiro Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM


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      Salvador, is it best to stay in the Pelourinho? Any hostel recommendations?

      Brazil Mar 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm visiting Salvador for 3 nights in April and was wondering if the Pelourinho is the best area to stay in? I am looking to stay in a hostel that is safe and secure, but also sociable where I can meet likeminded solo travellers. Any suggestions??

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      Anyone in Salvador from 7th - 10th April?

      Brazil Mar 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      Hi guys,

      Is anyone in Salvador from 7th - 10th April that would want to meet up and do some sight seeing etc? Get in touch! :)

    • Getting there from Campo Grande

      Foz do Iguaçu Apr 17, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      Just wondering what is the quickest and easiest way to get to Foz do Iguacu from Campo Grande Matto Grosso do Sul in Brazil. It all seems very complicated.

      If someone has a simple-ish solution could you please let me know.


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      Airport Customs and Immigration

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 9, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Flying London Heathrow to Vitoria (VIX) via Rio (GIG) with TAM. Does anyone know if I have to pick up my luggage and clear Customs at Rio or will it be at final destination ?

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      Help in itinerary

      São Paulo Apr 7, 2014 at 3:59 AM


      I am 29 and will be travelling alone from 13 April till 30april.

      I planned to fly into São Paulo and stay for 3 nights, fly into rio for 3 nights, fly into Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 nights, fly into bueno Aries and Iguzzua falls for 4 nights before heading back to São Paulo and back to Singapore.

      Any one can advise me if this will be any problems with my planning ?

      Alternatively I can do it the other way round São Paulo, bueno Aries, cusco, rio and back to São Paulo. I am not sure how different will the trip be if I choose to do this route.

      I will stay in hostel and join local tours for all activities.

      Thank you so much

    • Travel with BUS from Natal to Salvador in Brazil

      Natal Apr 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I need to travel from Natal, RN to Salvador Bahia by BUS, anyone know what Bus company I can buy ticket to travel to Salvador?


    • Gluten free restaurants around Rio de Janeiro

      Rio de Janeiro Yesterday

      Can anyone give some names of restaurants around Rio that serve gluten free lunch and dinner?. I am going to Rio during the World Cup with wife and two children

    • Travelling Pantanal

      Pantanal Apr 9, 2014 at 3:11 AM

      How can i travel Pantanal without tying myself to a 4-5 day tour? I want to make it flexible and yet be able to do everything. Is it possible to do this independently?

    • Two days in Argentina

      Foz do Iguaçu Mar 31, 2014 at 3:40 AM

      I am travelling to see the falls in June. I would like to spend 2 days exploring the Argentina side and a day and a half on the Brazilian side. I am flying into Foz do Iguacu. Would you recommend I stay in Brazil and travel to Argentina each day. Or should I stay in Argentina overnight?

    • Currency exchange at the Crossover

      Foz do Iguaçu Mar 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

      Is there an exchange at the border after you enter Argentina? After seeing the Brazilian National Park, we are heading for the Argentina National Park and the Sheraton. We'll need pesos to pay to get into the park.

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      Help in itinerary

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 7, 2014 at 4:00 AM


      I am 29 and will be travelling alone from 13 April till 30april.

      I planned to fly into São Paulo and stay for 3 nights, fly into rio for 3 nights, fly into Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 nights, fly into bueno Aries and Iguzzua falls for 4 nights before heading back to São Paulo and back to Singapore.

      Any one can advise me if this will be any problems with my planning ?

      Alternatively I can do it the other way round São Paulo, bueno Aries, cusco, rio and back to São Paulo. I am not sure how different will the trip be if I choose to do this route.

      I will stay in hostel and join local tours for all activities.

      Thank you so much

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      Taxi or airport bus?

      Sao Paulo Mar 24, 2014 at 6:20 AM

      We are a family of 5 (parents with 3 teenagers). We need to get from GRU to Congonhas. Will it be more convenient to take airport taxi or airport bus? In most places we have gone to, the individual cost for the bus is sometimes just the same as for a taxi and the taxi seems to be quicker. Thanks.

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      Visa's and volunteering (I'm British)

      Brazil Apr 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      I'm hoping to go and volunteer in Rio, working in a youth hostel for a few months. I understand I can do this on a normal 90 day visa, is that right?

      And also, how many days do I need to leave the country before I can return on another 90 day visa?

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      Daily Tours from Rio and return

      Rio de Janeiro Apr 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Can you advise what i should not miss/thank you. Dave

    • Recife to Natal - hire a driver

      Recife Dec 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      How much would it cost to hire a driver (with car) for one day to take us from Recife to Natal and back again for a World Cup game? The car doesn't need to be particularly nice

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 2:12 PM
    • Travel to Recife in October 2013

      Recife Sep 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Is anyone travelling to Recife during October for Recifolia ?

      1 Answer Sep 22, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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      I broke my friends gift and need to replace it!

      Recife Aug 29, 2013 at 6:44 AM

      Where can I find a ornate machete with like animal skull head w jutting teeth on the handle in a elaborate sheath. It looks like its made of ceramic and wood with rocks, marbles for eyes on a face. The blade says Tramontina Brasil and the sheath is stamped Cecero Recife. I broke it and it was a prized gift from an Uncle to a teenager. I've been searching for days. Any advice? Thank you! Julie

      7 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 12:42 PM
    • Where to rent a car? (@Recife Airport)

      Recife Jun 29, 2013 at 5:19 AM


      I will be arriving in Recife on the 3th of august. I want to rent a car to travel up North (or South) to explore. I have no plans but love the freedom of having a car.

      I can't seem to find a rental company that looks trustworthy enough. I need unlimited mileage, pick up or meet&greet at the airport and good insurance. Does anyone have experience with rentals at Recife Airport? I could really use some help here! (And advice on places to drive to also never hurts! ;)

      Thanks guys! Greetings

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM
    • Water & Food

      Recife Jun 2, 2013 at 6:09 AM

      i will spend 2 weeks in Refice pretty much by myself.. Is it "safe" to drink the water and eat in Recife or should i be careful? Dos and dont in regards to eating and drinking in restaurants etc

      Thank you

      8 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM
    • Recife Synagogue

      Recife Feb 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      How can we gain admittance into the Synagogue in Recife?

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM
    • Cruise Port to Natal Attractions

      Recife Aug 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM

      What is the distance from the Cruise Ship Port to the main attractions in Recife, can one walk safely if not a long distance or best to take a taxi.

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM
    • solo;pes Recommended Roberto

      Recife Jun 3, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      solopes recommended a driver named "Seu" Roberto for the city of Recife, but I don't see any contact info...unless it is the number +558 191 020 402??

      Does Roberto have an email address?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2012 at 3:25 PM
    • Recife/Olinda

      Recife May 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      I will be staying about a day and a half in Recife. My hotel is in Boa Viagem and the same amount of time in Olinda. Any recommendations on where to eat (I love the world of food) and what to see and do in a limited amount of time. I love to walk as long as it is safe. Thanks for any recommendations.

      4 Answers May 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM
    • From Recife to Olinda

      Recife Dec 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM

      Hello all,

      I am glad to find this forum!
      Can one go from Recife to Olinda by taxi? If so, how much (approximately) is it? How long does it take?
      Also, was the exchange currency a simple process? Where did you find the best current rate?

      Thanks for any suggestions and insights!

      3 Answers Dec 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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      Accommodation in Olinda and from Olinda to Salvador de Bahia

      Estado de Pernambuco Mar 19, 2011 at 3:20 AM

      Hi all,
      I´m flying to Recife in april and I´m planning to stay there one night and then go to Salvador de Bahia.
      My questions are:
      - Can you recommend me a cheap but safe hostel in Recife / Olinda?
      - How can I get to Salvador the Bahia?

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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      Public Transport from Piedade to Olinda

      Estado de Pernambuco Dec 27, 2010 at 6:45 AM

      Happy Holidays Folks,

      I am trying to find what public busses are available to go to Olinda from Piedade Beach. I know a bus line that goes from Piedade to Boa Vista via San
      Antonio but that is about it. Also, does anybody know if the Candeias/Dois Ermaos bus (Borborema) actually goes from Piedade to the Zoological Park in Dois Ermaos? I guess that I really need some local advice here.
      Thanks and Boas Festas.

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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      New year´s eve

      Recife Dec 25, 2010 at 4:02 AM

      my husband and I will be arriving in Recife on december 31st around 10:30pm and we´ll stay only till the next day night. We´ll have around 24 hours and we´re wondering if there´s anything we can do during our stay. does anybody know about some place to go and celebrate the new year? or should we count on animation on the streets? Do you think it will be easy to find a place to have a meal? and on the 1st january is everything closed? we are pretty clueless about this short trip (work trip for my husband). We would love to have some kind of animation that night and yet we would like to visit old recife and maybe olinda but consedering it will be the 1st, maybe we will be stucked in the hotel...
      any suggestions are wellcome!
      Thank you, Tânia

      6 Answers Dec 30, 2010 at 3:23 AM
    • Visiting Olinda and Tamandaré

      Recife Dec 7, 2010 at 7:27 AM

      We will be visiting Olinda and Tamandaré beaches next february 2011 and I would appreciate any help or recommendation of pousadas or hotels for a small/medium budget. We will have no car so i guess it´s important to be near town center in both places. We will stay in Olinda only for a couple of days and we will expend about 10 days in tamandaré. Thanks in advance for your help!

      8 Answers Dec 8, 2010 at 12:22 AM
    • Visiting Recife and Tamandare

      Recife Nov 7, 2010 at 2:41 AM

      We will be visiting Recife/Olinda for three days in December then we will be renting a car and spending a week in Tamandare. We want to explore and sightsee to Porto de Galinhas and other beach towns south of Recife. I am wondering how the road conditions are to Tamandare. It looks like a short 50 miles but I am wondering also should we take the main highway 101BR then PE 073 or 101BR to PE060? How is PE 060? Any help will be very appreciated.

      4 Answers Nov 7, 2010 at 7:45 PM
    • Taxi driver

      Recife Oct 9, 2010 at 5:46 AM

      Salopes recommended a taxi driver in Recife. Can you give me an idea of the cost for a day's hire, please.

      3 Answers Nov 18, 2010 at 6:54 AM
    • bus to Salvador

      Recife Oct 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM

      We are two girls thinking of going by bus to Salvador from recife on 11/12th Feb 2010 for the Salvador carnival ( that starts on the 11th)
      Does anyone know if this is possible (11th is a Thursday)
      We arrive in Recife onthe 8th so can't book until then. Do you think this is leaving it too late & it will be difficult to get a seat because of carnival. Also does anyone know how much it is, how long it takes or if you can prebook on line at all!!!

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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      English speaking, safe driver for this Friday?

      Recife May 4, 2009 at 9:38 PM

      Does anyone know of a reliable, safe and English speaking driver to pick me up at Recife airport early Friday morning and take a leisurely (long) drive up the coast to Natal? May want to stop from time to time along the way. Thanks....

      1 Answer May 5, 2009 at 5:19 AM
    • Social groups for young people in Recife?

      Recife Mar 29, 2009 at 6:39 PM

      Hi there,

      My sister is an American graduate student staying in Recife for another four months (she's studying Art History there), and I'm trying to find ways for her to engage in more social activities. It would be wonderful if there were some sort of social group that she could do fun things with. She's 31, and speaks extremely good Portuguese.

      If any of you have any tips for us, please let me know!


      2 Answers Mar 30, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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      July 2009 in NE Brasil

      Recife Nov 29, 2008 at 8:17 AM

      Oi gente! I am thinking about a trip to BR in July for about 4 weeks. I am a single female traveler and I speak Portuguese and I haven't been to the NE in over 20 years. I am wondering what cities/locations I should check out, cheap places to stay, etc. I love the pics of the ceramics factory/gallery - very cool!

      8 Answers Dec 29, 2008 at 5:08 PM
    • Travel to Recife/Porto de Galinhas

      Recife Oct 6, 2008 at 6:20 AM

      Hi,I'll be travelleling to Recife/Porto de Galinhas in November with my family, including my 4 year old son. I'd love to recive some recommendations to what to see and do in the area besides going to the different beaches:) Thanks a lot!

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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      volunteering in Recife with children

      Recife Apr 4, 2008 at 10:22 AM

      Hey Guys,
      I am looking to do about a months volunteering in Recife july/august time! I have found what i am looking for with both 'volunteer brazil' and 'volunteerabroad'! 'Volunteering Brazil i believe works out cheaper but i would really appreciate any advice or info on either organisation!! I will intially be traveling by myself so i am keen to know about any safety issues, reliability of the organisations etc!! any information would be really appreciated!!!


      1 Answer Apr 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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      Good news about shuttle...

      Recife Feb 14, 2008 at 6:56 PM

      The tour company will pick us up at the port!!! That is great news.

      The next piece of news that they had for us...they will not drive us up the hill to Olinda. The tour says Recife/Olinda....

      My question is.....does anyone know how steep or long this 'hill' is? Do you think we can walk up.

      It seems very strange and we've asked the tour director exactly what they mean by this.

      I thought I'd ask all you friendly, helpful folks.

      Thank you,

      9 Answers Feb 15, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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      The Hill up to Olinda

      Olinda Feb 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM

      Hi....just wondering if anyone knows how steep the hill is that takes a person into Olinda. Is it too steep to walk up? Is there a bus, shuttle bus, that would take people up the hill from Recife?

      Thank you,

      2 Answers Feb 15, 2008 at 6:07 AM
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      In Recife for a few hours only: What to choose Recife or Olinda ?

      Olinda Jan 12, 2008 at 11:20 AM

      On our cruise, our ship is docking in Recife from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Hardly any time to see anything as we have heard that many sites are closed during lunch hour. What would you suggest that would help us get a "taste" of Recife or Olinda so that we can bring back interesting memories. We are interested in people and their customs mostly and are not attracted by beaches.

      TIA for your input.

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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      Hotel close to the cruise port

      Recife Dec 17, 2007 at 11:36 PM

      Hello...we are arriving by cruise ship into Recife in March. Our tour, through Viator, will not pick us up at the port...only at a hotel. Could someone tell me what the closet hotel to the cruise port would be?

      Thank you so much.


      4 Answers Jan 14, 2008 at 8:13 AM
    • Olinda info

      Olinda Nov 21, 2007 at 7:31 AM


      I have collected that Recife is not safe place. But what about Olinda. Both are only away 5KM. Is it Olinda quite safer and are there many tourists there ? Is there a nice beach in Olinda where tourists prefer or various beaches ? How big is the place ? If I stay in the city center how far is the beach. could i walk the area on foot or is not that small place?

      I have read one suggestion about accommodation to Pousada od Amparo. Anybody else has any other economic suggestions?



      2 Answers Dec 4, 2007 at 3:46 AM
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      Honeymoon in Porto de Galinhas. Where to stay?

      Pôrto das Galinhas Nov 9, 2007 at 3:35 PM

      After debating between Jericoacoara, Arraial d'Ajuda, Maragogi and Porto de Galinhas, we are finally set on spending 10 nights in Porto de Galinhas (please let me know if you think another place in Brazil is better).

      Now we are torn between where to stay in Porta Galinhas. I have heard that the Hotel Ponta d'Ocapora is really nice and has a great beach. BUT I have also heard that the Pousada Tabatiptaga is very nice as well (and more private). Can anyone give me their thoughts on which would be the better option?

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Nov 16, 2007 at 8:35 PM
    • Bus from Recife to Natal

      Recife Oct 3, 2007 at 7:24 PM

      My friends and i need to get a bus from Recife to Natal from Jan 19 2008 and have to arrive by Jan 30 2008. I was wondering if anyone knows how long this will take, how much it will cost and if we should pre book or just any good information?

      3 Answers Nov 8, 2007 at 1:23 PM
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      Travelling to Porto de Galinhas - with my 1 year old baby

      Estado de Pernambuco Jul 12, 2007 at 5:48 AM

      Hi! I need information about the Dorisol Ancorar Beach or the Enotel Resort in Porto das Galinhas, i´m planning to stay in one of them with my son and I need information from someone that stayed there or know the hotels.

      And someone can tell me how is the weather there during October/November?

      Thanks! Sil.

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2007 at 11:05 AM