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    • Very short layover in CGH airport

      São Paulo Aug 19, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      It's been about 5 years since I last went to the CGH airport in Sao paulo, from what I remember, it's tiny, and from one end to the other it doesn't take too too much walking. Then again, it has been 5 years. The reason I ask is because I will have a short layover in CGH - about 2 hours - and hoping to meet a friend for a coffee AT THE AIRPORT. I am taking a domestic flight with TAM so I will have minimal hand luggage. Since I only have about 2 hours, do you guys think I have enough time to just go back out to the airport check-in area for a coffee ,and make it back past customs to board my transfer flight?

      For one, I wouldn't want to miss my flight (of course), second, if the time is too tight, I don't want to waste my friend's time in asking him to drop by the airport.

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      Dual citizenship question

      Brazil Aug 17, 2015 at 11:05 PM

      Hello travelers,
      I am dual citizen now (EU and USA) I want to go to Argentina. I don't need visa for my Europe passport and for that I wanna use it. I traveled many places without any visa with my EU passport.

      But now dual, My question is when and how I use my passports?

      I am confused, what part of my trips I use what passport . Do I exit USA with US passport, enter Argentina with Europe? Or not ? How about the return?

      I heared so many different answers. I appreciate if someone gave me correct answer as they had this experience and used dual citizen throughout their journey.

      I like to know so I can use for other trips as well, ex Cuba, Africa etc.

      Many many thank you'd in advance for help
      Cheers :-)

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    • Concerned about friend travelling to Sao Paolo

      São Paulo Aug 8, 2015 at 12:33 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I have a friend travelling to Sao Paulo for a week to stay with someone she met online. She does not know anyone else in the city or speak the language.

      Looking for advice / tips i can give my friend to help ensure her safety. Cancelling the trip is not an option.

      Thanks!

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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!!
      Oleg olev@seznam.cz

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2015 at 10:48 AM
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      Tourism in this region

      Fortaleza Jun 2, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      One friend recommended as this Brazilian region for natural park and beaches, next August. I don't find too much information in internet. Does anyone visited it? which are the best places? Any recommendations to find information, tourism agents, or anything to help us to decide if we visit this area or not.
      Thanks in advance
      Xampaio

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 9:37 AM
    • Fortal 2015 Carnaval

      Fortaleza May 14, 2015 at 5:21 AM

      Hi all,

      I will be in Fortaleza with a friend on the 25-26 of july and i wanted to take tickets for the Fortal 2015. I struggle to find any info on it away from the the official website in portuguese.

      Do you guys know which tickets i should buy? And what should i expect from it? Is there any particular package?

      I wanted to go for the Camarote Mucuripe (Sab+Dom), but it is impossible to understand what i will get for that and how i would collect my ticket.

      Any info would be welcome.

      If anyone will attend happy to get in touch to go as a group as well

    • Currency exchange in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Oct 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Hi,

      We will be traveling in northern Brazil soon. We fly to Fortaleza but do not stay there for the night. I wonder what is the best way to get local currency in Fortaleza? I hear that the exchange rate in the airport is not the best. Do we bring cash and exchange it in the city in the bank or an exchange office? Or are we better off using a debit card and an ATM? What are bank hours if we need to use it? Any other tips? Thank you!

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 8:01 AM
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      is it comfortable to stay on brazil side or should one stay on argentina side

      Iguassu Aug 31, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      is it comfortable to stay on brazil side or should one stay on argentina side for good hotels?

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    • Wanda Mines

      Iguassu Aug 26, 2014 at 3:56 AM

      HI,

      I am planning to visit Argentina on November. The place I am also interedted to check is Wanda Mines tripfreakz.com/offthebeatenp...

      Could you please advise how to reach this place from Buenos Aires?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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      Tours from Fortaleza

      Fortaleza May 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

      I'll visit Fortaleza in June and I realise, that most sights in Ceará are sandy beaches... But which tours you'd recommend? Which places are an absolutely must-see?
      http://www.oceanview...br/us/index.php offers a good overview about possible excursions, but all tours look very similar to me...

      2 Answers May 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    • Transportation from city to city

      Fortaleza May 6, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I need help booking/knowing where to book transportation from Fortelza to Recife. Any suggestions? I would like to book tickets in advance so any websites would be helpful. Thank you. Preferr bus/train

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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      Alternate locations

      Fortaleza Jan 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      Hi folks

      So my girlfriend and I need to spend a few nights in (or around) Foraleza during the World Cup. BAD TIMING!
      Availability is shy and prices are extreme. So we're thinking of skipping off to another town/village direct after landing there.

      Does anyone have any recommendations that would be:
      1) With possible access from the international airport after landing at 19:00 in the evening.
      2) Cheaper accommodation possibilities.

      Yours hopefully

      Matt

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 7:10 AM
    • Is it really $160 to see the Argentinian side of the falls when staying on the Brazil side?

      Iguassu Jan 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      I've read that as of Jan. 2013 U.S. passport holders must now pay $160 for a transit pass to visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls from the Brazil side. This seems extremely expensive for one day of walking and exploring across the border to then return to lodging on the Brazilian side. Is this correct? Is there a National Park Pass or tour which avoids this?

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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      Iguazu Falls, Argentina Taxi or Bus?

      Iguassu Jan 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      We will be arriving at IGR(Argentinian airport) at 09:15 and plan on spending the day seeing the Argentinian side of the falls for most of the day. We will store our luggage at the entrance to the park. We will then travel across the border to Foz do Iguaçu, where our accommodations are. My question is: what is the best way to get from IGR to the park entrance? Then, what is our best way to cross to Brazil at the end of the day? What cost can we expect for any service recommended? We already have our Brazilian Visas.
      Thanks for any responses.

      5 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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      Buying household goods

      Fortaleza Dec 18, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      How easy is it to purchase goods such as - furnishings and white goods in the Fortaleza area?

    • Which part of fortaleza are the safest and the ones to avoid?

      Fortaleza Nov 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Hi guys,

      I am traveling with my father and brother this summer for the world cup next june. We will be staying 17 days and would like to know what neighborhoods should I avoid and which ones are the safest. I heard Beria mar is a good area.

      Thanks for letting me know!

    • Where to buy emeralds in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Sep 26, 2013 at 6:29 AM

      I'd like to buy emerald in Fortaleza. Any reputable jewellers that anyone can recommend. Any tips on identifying genuine emeralds.

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM
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      Where can I get the Forro Dance Classes in Fortaleza?

      Fortaleza Sep 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      I want to know How, When, Where can I get the Forro Dance Classes in Fortaleza?
      and Classes cost?

    • How can I enjoy Salsa dancing in Fortaleza?

      Fortaleza Sep 10, 2013 at 7:05 AM

      Where is the Salsa Dance Bar?
      When? What time open the Salsa Bar?
      Can you inform me? about Salsa,Bachata,Merenge dance in Fortaleza

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:39 AM
    • hotel das cataratas

      Iguassu Jun 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      Hi
      Me and my son will be at falls in april 2014 for 2 nights and would really love to stay at hotel das cataratas but it is so expensive,any ideas to save money.I have been looking on hotel website direct and seems the cheapest way R$711 a night plus taxes but that is paying now in full..Any advice would be great.Plus we will be there 2 half days and 1 full days so any excursions recommended would be good.

      Many thanks
      Alan

      6 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:37 AM
    • share transfer from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara

      Jericoacoara Nov 13, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      Hello, My husband and I would like to share a 4X4 hilux transfer (450 R$ for 4pp) from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara on Dec 1st. TAP flight from Lisbon landing at 8:55PM. We would also be interested in sharing the same transfer back Jeri to Fortaleza on Dec12. We are just two persons. There is room for two other pp max.in the car.Contact e mail: nathalie.lechaux@bbox.fr

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      Help on cost and how to get there!

      Iguassu Oct 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      Hi

      Me and wife landing IGR airport (Argentinian side therefore) at 11.30 am from EZE (BA)

      We are staying two nights.
      We have not booked accommodation yet but will be cheap - maybe a hostel or apartment. We think we should book in Puerto Iguazu (Arg side).

      We wish to see both sides.

      1) So do we stay in Argentina side and find room there first question?

      2) Then can we go from here to see Brazil side on first day after landing straight away because people say it can be seen half day?

      3) How do we get to Brazil side and how much will it cost and how long will it take to get there in taxi or bus?

      4) How much will it cost to enter the park for Brazil side?

      Second day we see Argentina side.

      5) Again how do we get there how much will it cost and how long will it take to get there in taxi or bus?

      6) How much will it cost to enter the park for full day?

      We leave Iguazu from IGU NOT IGR because we go to Rio and flight is 3 times cheaper.

      7) How do we got to IGU from Puerto Iguazu (Arg side) and how much will it cost and how long will it take by bus or taxi. (Flight is 9.30 am and we have to check in 7.30).

      Please help I would love all of your advice.

      Thank you so much.

      13 Answers Jan 4, 2013 at 12:31 PM
    • Samba and Cooking Schools?

      Fortaleza Feb 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      Hello
      I am living in Fortaleza for a short time. I am looking for a place to take samba lessons and cooking lessons. Any suggestions? Thanks. Ann

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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      Dog Care on Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Feb 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Hello All,

      I am relocating to Fortaleza for a 10-month fellowship that begins in March, 2012. I will be bringing my small dog with me, and I would like to know if anyone can recommend an excellent veterinarian and/or pet sitter in Fortaleza. My apartment will be near Iracema.

      Any other helpful information you could offer about having a dog in Foraleza would be especially appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Mar 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM
    • Beach community / neighborhood in or near Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Jan 27, 2012 at 3:44 AM

      I am currently living in Fortaleza, and am thinking of looking for a community outside Fortaleza to live, a place where close enough that I could drive to the city several times per week for work.

      I heard there are beach communities, nice areas where I could purchase a home, and be close to the beach, but it is not too far from the city. Can anyone recommend any areas?

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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      A general question : Is it safe to start a business in Fortaleza as a foreigner?

      Fortaleza Jan 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      Is it safe to start a business in Fortaleza or surroundings ( Recife, Natal, Joao Pessoa )
      Some people say it's safe, but a lot of people here in Europe say it's very risky and dangerous.
      I would like to live in Brazil North East but i want to be sure.

      Thanks in advance,

      Bart

      5 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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      Which country to stay in...??

      Iguassu Dec 20, 2011 at 7:52 AM

      Hi,

      I am due to be doing a family trip to South America at the end of Feb 2012 and we are planning to visit the Iguassu Falls area. However, whilst I definitely want to see the falls from both sides and see the Itapu dam, I am wondering if someone could recommend where it would be best to stay?

      I've heard that Ciudad Del Este is not a particularly nice place, but assumed that I'd need to stay here at least one night to make it easy to go and see the dam - but now I believe it is possible to do this from the Brazilian side too (thus meaning there'd be no need to stay in CdE)... is this true?

      Also, is it worth trying to stay in just one place and do all of the sightseeing and waterfall viewing from that place as a base.... or is it worth splitting our time between Foz do Iguazu and Puerto Iguazu just in order to (a) see both places and/or (b) make it easier to visit certain things?

      Finally, can anyone recommend either any places to stay in these towns or any other worthwhile sightseeing activities other than the dam and the falls?

      Thanks in advance,
      Darren

      8 Answers Dec 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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      How to visit Iguazu Falls, what to see/do in a day, and how?

      Iguassu Dec 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM

      I wish to visit Iguazu Falls, will be arriving IGU airport in the late afternoon, hoping to stay at the Sheraton, and will be there two nights. This leaves one full day for visiting Iguazu Falls.

      1st: I assume it's easy to take a taxi to the Sheraton from IGU? I've read here on FT that it shouldn't be a problem, correct?

      2nd: I'd like to see and do as much as possible in my one full day, what is recommended to see and do it all? I'd like to visit both sides, Brazil and the Argentina sides. Are there recommended tours? Do I pre-book such tours in advance? What should I not miss? I read some say it's best to see the Brazil side in the morning. If I stay at the Sheraton, how do I get to the Brazil side, and can I return to see the Argentina side? Basically, how can I see everything in a day?

      All information is greatly appreciated, thanks!

      16 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:34 AM
    • Apartment search in Fortaleza

      Fortaleza Dec 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM

      Hello all. My Brazilian girlfriend and I are in Fortaleza for a one week vacation. We decided we love it and are going to look for an apartment and make the move. We'd like something furnished as a starter apartment, in an area of the city close to shopping, restaurants etc. Not too expensive, mid range probably is where we're at for now.

      Any suggestions on agents, or websites, to help us with our search?

      3 Answers Feb 10, 2013 at 5:01 AM
    • University or Language School in Fortaleza: student visa

      Fortaleza Dec 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

      Hello all. I would like to study Portuguese in Fortaleza at a school that provides the document for a student visa. This is a document that I would then submit to the Brazilian consulate in Canada to apply for the student visa.

      It can be a university or language school. For example there is a course in Sao Paulo at Mackenzie University which is cheap and only two classes per week, which is perfect, and they provide the document for getting a student visa. I am wondering if there is something similar in Fortaleza.

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    • walking from Argentina to Brazil Side of the Falls

      Iguassu Aug 18, 2011 at 8:36 PM

      We are staying at the Sheraton at the Falls in November and would like to visit both sides... is it a reasonable walk from the Argentina side to the Brazilian... or will it require a cab or somesort of transporation ? ? I was told that we do not need a tour it can be done on our own; however I have been trying to find a walking map of the falls and connot seem to find one .... any suggestions ? ?

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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      Moving to Fortaleza and Seeking for Employment (Teaching English)

      Fortaleza Apr 18, 2011 at 2:34 AM

      I have posted a question before in this forum about moving to Fortaleza and asking for some advices around how difficult it is to get a job in Fortaleza, Brazil. But it seems to be deleted and I can not access it anymore and I am not quite sure why. I do not think I have used any offensive languages on my question before, I have read the guidelines and I do not think I have breach any of those points. Please help :)

      19 Answers Apr 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM
    • 2 stop flight from singapore to fortaleza

      Fortaleza Apr 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM

      hi,i'm a singaporean who will be traveling to fortaleza in may this year.its my 1st time traveling 30 hours with 2 stop flight n transfer another flight from SIA(singapore) TO TAP(portugal).exmaple singapore-zurich - zurich-lisbon -lisbon-fortaleza.could someone give me advises on what i should do n should not do...thank you...

      6 Answers Apr 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM