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    • Gluten free restaurants around Rio de Janeiro

      Rio de Janeiro 2 hours ago

      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

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    • Travel warnings?

      Cuiabá Apr 15, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      Are there any safety concerns when visiting Cuiaba?

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    • 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.

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    • CRUISE TERMINAL

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

      IS THE NEW CRUISE TERMINAL COMPLETE AND FUNCTIONING ?

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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! :)

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    • 1 day city tour with airport transfers

      Brasília Mar 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      Hola
      We are arriving in Brasilia early on June 30 there will be 4 of us
      We need to have a day tour and back at airport by 415 PM for flight out
      I will be also at game at 1300 and rest of people will continue tour.
      can we arrange this with you so we get picked up at airport in the morning start tour and pick me up at stadium and back to airport?
      How much will it be?
      thanks
      hector

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    • Getting there from Campo Grande

      Foz do Iguaçu 18 hours ago

      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.

      Thanks

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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

      Hi,

      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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    • 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?

       

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    • panatanal tours

      Pantanal Mar 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      I arrive in Cuiba late on july 5th
      whats best way to get a tour of pantanal from Cuiba or should I go further south?
      Do i use a car or hir ea guide?
      thanks
      we are a family of 4

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • 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

      Hi,

      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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      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

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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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    • Accommodation in Florianopolis

      Florianópolis Feb 2, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      Hi there, i am looking for an accommodation in Florianopolis in March. Can anyone recommend a nice place?
      thanx

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM
    • Where to stay on Florianopolis?

      Florianópolis Jan 28, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Where would you recommend to stay on Florianopolis in late-March?

      We want to be able to do a few activities, be close to a clean beach and do a little surfing. We're going as a couple so not keen on somewhere really party-focussed but as we're both 30 we want somewhere fun and trendy with good restaurants and bars. Mid-high end budget. Thanks!

       

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM
    • Nice and tranquil beach + accomodation

      Florianópolis Nov 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Dear friends
      I will be in Florianopolis in a couple of days with my wife. We might spend here up to a week.
      We look for a quiet and nice beach. No concrete buildings, not many people. If possible with some nature surrounding us. No need for nightlife (just maybe some nice places to eat, have a drink and meet nice people.)
      Accomodation, which preferably is simple and relaxed like bamboo huts and hammocks. (well, we are used to travel in southeast asia ;-)
      We don't have a car to get there.

      Thanks for your tips, hope there is a little paradise like this in Florianopolis.

      Kind regards, Bruno

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 1:01 PM
    • Live in florianopolis for two\three months

      Florianópolis Oct 24, 2013 at 3:38 AM

      I want to live in brazil for two months, to learn Portugeuse and everythig there is to learn about the culture. I am really interested in florianopolis!!!! How is the hostels and backpackers to live in??? Is there any form of programs where you can work for your board (like in alot of European countries you can volunteer or work in a hostel or for a organization and in return you become part of the family ) Or do you have any advice for someone that want to learn the language, and meet awsome people!!!!! What can I do to become part of the community for a few months????

      4 Answers Oct 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM
    • Is 2 weeks in Florianópolis too long or to short?

      Florianópolis Sep 11, 2013 at 3:23 AM

      Heo,
      I plan on visiting Florianópolis for two weeks in November and was wondering if two weeks is too long or too short a time to spend there. I surf and dive.

      4 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM
    • Party scene late Sept Early October

      Florianópolis Jun 22, 2013 at 4:45 AM

      I am traveling to Brazil late Sept early October and wanted to know what the party scene would be like at this time of the year? Is it worth it or Rio a better choice?

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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      Buses from city center to Lagoa da Conceição

      Florianópolis Apr 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Does anyone knows if there are buses to go straight to Lagoa da Conceição or Joaquina from the city center of Florianopolis? thinking to go back there but don't know how to go by bus. Thanks!

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    • bus to fraia mole close to Sunset Backpackers.

      Florianópolis Mar 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Hi i am staying at Florianopolis Palace and checking out around 10am. What would be the best bus to catch to Praia Mole without having to change on the way. DO buses go straight past Sunset Backpackers or would i have to walk up from the beach. What would be the cost of a taxi also, cheers.

      1 Answer Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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      Moving to Floripa!

      Florianópolis Jan 27, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Hi all, It's great to find this site!
      We are a family from Argentina, moving to Floripa after 8 years of living in Ireland .. As our two kids (4 and 6) were born here, I was wondering if there is an english-speaking community for them (and us) to keep the language fluent and to make new friends and share our adventures ! )
      Looking forward to meet the paradaise soon!!!!!
      Love!
      Lola

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM
    • Apartment, long term, shared accommodations

      Florianópolis Dec 23, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Hello.
      I am planning to stay in Florianopolis for 1-2 months, from jan. 8ish - Mid march.
      I am a kitesurf instructor, and speak portuguese. I am looking for somewhere clean, safe and preferably close to the beach since I dont have a car.
      If any has a house/apartment to share I am alone and just need a bedroom. Thanks in advance for your help. You can contact me at kiteboarding at windyaddiction .com
      Any other suggestions and help are greatly appreciated.

      2 Answers Dec 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    • BRAZIL AT CHRISTMAS AND RIO FOR NEW YEARS – ADVICE PLEASE

      Florianópolis Oct 24, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      I am travelling to Brazil for one month with three friends (4 in total) – December 8th – January 6th. We are four 25 year old men who like to party, surf and spend the majority of our time on a sunny beach and socialising.

      We are flying into Rio and then I was thinking that we could travel down the coast to Florianopolis for Christmas (roughly 22nd Dec – 29th Dec) and in between visit Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo and maybe somewhere else. Following this we are planning to go to back to Rio for the last week of our trip and for New Years Eve. We do understand that this is an expensive time of year but we don’t mind.

      I have a few questions:
      • Presumably the weather will be fantastic?
      • Will we need to book accommodation for all of our destinations?
      • Rio for New Years we are looking into accommodation now. Can anyone recommend areas that are lively for partying, safe, easy to commute around Rio (even at night) and under £40 per night per person? Will we end up staying in a hostel (this is not preferable)?

      I look forward to hearing peoples thoughts. I can’t wait to reach Brazil be quite honest!!

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    • Floripa Ideas????

      Florianópolis Mar 20, 2012 at 4:55 AM

      Hey there,

      Just booked a flight to brazil on supershort notice, will head to Floripa for a week or two.
      I wanna learn surfing, hangout with relaxed and easy ppl and just have a great time in the sun.
      What i dont wanna have: posh nightclubs, luxury hotels and all that stuff...

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    • How to travel from Itajai to Blumenau

      Blumenau Dec 24, 2011 at 11:36 PM

      We shall be sailing on cruise ship to Itajai, where we hope to take day excursion to Blumenau to see the German Heritage.
      Can anybody advise on how to arrange the round trip transfer?

      1 Answer Dec 25, 2011 at 1:17 AM
    • Carnival in Florianopolis, Brazil

      Florianópolis Sep 28, 2011 at 11:34 PM

      Hi we are traveling From Australia to carnival from 12 FEB to 19th MARCH. Any suggestions for a great hotel to stay at in centro? I am young female traveling with my mother aged 55. I would love to hear your suggestions.

      Thankyou

      2 Answers Oct 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM
    • 3 days in Floripa,rental Car info and loop sugestions

      Florianópolis May 5, 2011 at 5:52 AM

      My husband and I are going on 15/May to Floripa and I'm trying to find out if there is a better place to rent a car than from the airport ( Taxes ans fees) or if is the same and if any recomendations for a good and afordable company.
      We are having a hard time making areservation because some hotels want a payment in bank deposit first and I don't live in Brazil so we are going to rent a car( we were doing that to start with) drive around the island and maybe even stay in diferent places( we are staying in the area for 3 nigths).
      Everything looks so great that is hard to make a decision.
      I have not been in that area since I was 12 yrs old and want to show my husband a little of the south. Last yera we went to Iguassu. Family base is Niteroi, RJ.
      Looks loke the island regions vary in activities and we will love to explore the options.
      Thank you in advance.
      Maria

      1 Answer May 7, 2011 at 8:28 AM
    • Which area to stay in in Floripa over Carnival?

      Florianópolis Feb 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM

      Hi. We are heading down to Floripa 2-9th March and are torn between staying in Lagoa de Conceicao and Juerere International. We like to party but are not really into big club nights, more good lively bars with an atmosphere. Also we'd like to see what was going on during Carnival. Which is the better place to say, bearing in mind they are 35kms apart?? Thanks!

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM
    • English? Safety?

      Florianópolis Dec 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM

      Will I have a problem as a tourist in Florianópolis if I only speak English? Is it a safe city for one person traveling alone?

      15 Answers Oct 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM
    • Advice Location Wise

      Florianópolis Dec 1, 2010 at 6:50 PM

      Hi we are two young males visiting Floronopolis

      We are looking to party and relax on the beach, but also like to take in some sights. We are in Floronopolis for 7 nights

      Have done some research and I am thinking....

      Staying at a hostel in: Lagoa da conceicao, intially to give us the close to party aspect, as well as relatively close to the beaches.

      Should we we stay here for 7 nights and would you suggest mixing it up? I was thinking maybe spending a few nights across in Barra?

      Any other thoughts?

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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      Locals meeting in Floripa next week?And accomodation near Lagoa central

      Florianópolis Oct 24, 2010 at 3:15 PM

      Hello

      I will stay in Florianopolis alone next 26 to 31.So if someone would like to meet with me, just let me know.I will be happy to meet the "manezinhos" locals,...lol
      Write to my vt email i will check it.
      One doubt: place to sleep near bars/ in Barra da Lagoa da Conceicao, do you know where can find a good place an budget, and acessible by foot? I don´t use to sleep in hostels but i can try it. Suggest?I had emailed some to know tarif just for one person.

    • we plan to retire in florianopolis

      Florianópolis Apr 27, 2010 at 12:07 AM

      We love our home in the U.S., but realize if we truly want to retire we must leave it and our country. We are 64 and 68, and in a year will have a monthly fixed income of about 3,000 USD. We plan (and hope) to rent our house here for a year and go to Floripa to try to find an area and house that we would like to buy, and see if this beautiful area is for us. I have two older yorkshire terriers (both 12 now) and I realize this is a drawback when finding a place to stay while looking for a house. I only found one hotel on trip advisor that was pet friendly. I cannot leave my pups behind. Any suggestions for where or who I would contact to find more places that welcome us and our pets next year for a year? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Barbara

      10 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    • SUP - Paddle Boarding

      Florianópolis Nov 25, 2009 at 6:46 AM

      Does anyone know if you can rent stand up paddle boards in Florianopolis? Thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM
    • General info about traveling to Florianópolis?

      Florianópolis Mar 30, 2009 at 5:32 PM

      My significant other lives in Florianópolis (I'm in the US) and I'm trying to plan a trip to see him.

      I'm working on learning português brasileiro right now, and I know all the legal motions I have to go trough (getting a passport, etc).

      I'm just wondering any additional information I should know before traveling there. Places to stay on a budget? What to expect? I've never traveled out of country, I'm quite nervous!!

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM
    • Santa Catarina on early autumn

      Estado de Santa Catarina Mar 19, 2009 at 7:29 PM

      Going to Santa Catarina Coast (Camboriu, Florianopolis and Porto Belo)on early april. Any idea about the wheather? Still sunny and any chance for beaches?

      Thanks.

      7 Answers Mar 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM
    • Joinville Festa das Flores

      Joinville Oct 30, 2008 at 10:54 AM

      Does anyone know the exact date in November for this flower fair? What does the fair consist of? Any other details appreciated.

      Thanks for your time and effort in answering this query.

      Peter

      pwlewis

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2008 at 7:09 PM
    • Apartment Rentals in Florianopolis?

      Florianópolis Sep 4, 2008 at 10:05 AM

      I'm having a hard time finding websites where I can rent apartments in Florianopolis.

      Can you please give me a list of all the websites you know where I can rent an apartment in Florianopolis? Ideally, we want to stay in either Juere International or Juere Traditional.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2008 at 3:33 PM
    • Floripa for New Years Eve / Pousada dos Golfinhos Hotel

      Florianópolis Aug 24, 2008 at 8:34 PM

      I am going to be in Floripa for the New Years and I am trying to figure out where to stay and where to party. I think that the North part of the island is where we want to stay and originally wanted to stay at Jurere Beach Village but it seemed a bit expensive. We are only be in town for 4 nights and most places require a 7 night stay. So dividing the5000 US price tag by 4 just did not make sense for us. That said, everywhere else around there seems really expensive except this place named Pousada dos Golfinhos Hotel that looks decent (but quaint). Has anyone ever stayed at this place or can you possibly recommend another place to stay that doesnt require a week stay or is cheaper on the north island beaches?

      Also can you please recommend places to party for New Years? Again, I know of trendy Taiko but seems overly expensive. El Divino appears to have a cool New Years party which is closer to our range (I think around250 a ticket). I hear Praia Mole has a good party as well. Does anyone know anything about that? Thanks for your help!

    • Flights from Buenos Aires to Floripa

      Florianópolis Aug 4, 2008 at 10:15 PM

      Does anyone know of any direct flights from BA to Floripa? I found one on Aerolineas but it's only available on weekends. I need a direct flight on December 1st. Thank you

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2008 at 1:56 PM
    • Jurere

      Florianópolis Jul 3, 2008 at 1:05 PM

      Has anyone stayed in Jurere for New Years? If so, any advice/suggestions on some nice hotels would be great. Also, which would be a better spot for New Years...Praia Mole or Jurere? Thanks

      5 Answers Aug 12, 2008 at 6:13 PM
    • Where to stay

      Florianópolis Jul 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM

      Thank you Cassiovieggore! Is the Praia Mole Eco Village a nice hotel? Are there any other nice hotels to pick from in that area? I should probably tell you we will be there for New Years. Thanks again!

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2008 at 1:29 PM
    • Where to stay?

      Florianópolis Jul 1, 2008 at 9:54 PM

      So I've been hearing that both Lagoa da Concieco and Praia Mole are great places to stay. Is one better as far as beach and nightlife? Also, can you please suggest a nice hotel in that area? Thank you!

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM