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    • 3 weeks mix of relaxing, surfing, hiking, nature

      Florianópolis Sep 27, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      my wife and me plan 3-4 weeks in february in south brazil. driving down from Sao Paulo within a few days and staying for a while on floripa. there we would like to rent sort of a small hideaway house (not at a beach, more in the inland nature). where on floripa Island should we search? or would we better be somewhere else in south brazil for that kind of interests?
      Thanks - Dieter

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      Is it safe to travel by bus in Brazil?

      Brazil Sep 26, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hi, I'm planning to travel to Brazil in November and visit Rio, Foz de Iguacu and Sao Paulo. I hear the best way and cheapest way to travel is by bus. There are site like where you can buy bus tickets online in advance. Any experience with travelling by bus in Brazil?

    • short-term room rental and daily expenses

      São Paulo Sep 23, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      Hi, I am Myint Zaw currently living in Toronto. I am looking for the winter escape in Sao Paulo. I am looking for the rental room for a month or two. If any of you knows how to find it on the internet, please share me the information. I'd also like to know the average costs of the meal(particularly Asian) and transportation. Another important thing is cell phone plan with data. I concern about the language problem. I don't know anything about Portuguese. By the way I am from Myanmar. I hope I can speak English fairly. I don't have travel experience. I am looking for as much information as possible from all of you. Thank you. Myint Zaw

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      Curitiba center or SJP where to stay

      Curitiba Sep 20, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      Hello everybody, I m new here and this is my first request.
      I have to work in São José dos Pinhais start of November for 14 days. This will be my first time in Brazil. Now I m planning where to stay and what will be more comfortable and safe for my travel. My question is should I go for a Hotel in Curitiba maybe close to a mall or should I go for a hotel in SJP? How is the traffic in the morning and evening to go to/from SJP? And finally how safe is SJP? Any advices are welcome.
      Thanks in advance.

    • Christ the Redeemer and rain

      Rio de Janeiro Sep 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      I'm in Rio for 2 more days and haven't been up to see Christ the Redeemer. Forecast is showing rain for the next 3 days. I am wondering if it is possible for me to go up to see Christ the Redeemer close up. Not sure if they close the entrance when it rains.

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      Do I have to pay USD160 for an Argentina visa for a one day trip to see the Iguazu Falls?

      Iguassu Sep 13, 2015 at 11:47 PM

      I've read that you now have to pay USD160 for an Argentina visa for a one day trip to see the Iguazu Falls on the Argentina size. Is that true? I visited the Argentina size of the falls in 2002 and my taxi driver took my passport and got the visa for me at the border. I don't think it costed that much at all. Many thanks for your advice!

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      The Hill up to Olinda

      by ladysail Online Now 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,

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

      by jocelysue Online Now 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.

    • Olinda info

      by GIORGIOB2007 Online Now 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?



      1 Answer Dec 4, 2007 at 3:46 AM
    • Place to stay

      by kovatchev Online Now Jul 10, 2007 at 11:12 AM


      My fiancee and I are looking for a nice, but economical (up to 60 USD/night) place to stay in Olinda, in late August. Does anyone have any recommendations?


      2 Answers Jul 12, 2007 at 6:05 PM
    • Olinda hostel/hotel Carnaval, also from there?

      by AndrewKS Online Now Jan 4, 2005 at 1:17 PM

      Does anyone have a recommendation of where my friend and I could stay in Olinda during Carnaval? Also, after Carnaval we have around 10 days before we fly from Manaus to Buenos Aires. I was thinking of heading to Belem, taking a Amazon cruise to Manaus and then seeing the jungle from there before moving on. Does anyone know about the the river cruise from Belem to Manaus? Should I bother with other places instead, like Fortaleza? Natal?

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2005 at 11:23 AM
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      Carnival in Olinda

      by Emmi11 Online Now Oct 25, 2004 at 8:25 AM

      I will be travelling in Brazil again next year but am not yet sure whether we will be in Olinda or Rio for Carnival. There doesn't seem to be any apartment/house rental in Olinda, and prices are even more expensive than Rio. Can anyone help or advise of options? Also, I am a little claustrophobic! I was OK in the sambadromo last year and OK at Banda da Ipanema, but some friends have said that I might find the crowds in Olinda a bit too much - can anyone offer any advice??? THANKS x

      6 Answers Oct 27, 2004 at 6:43 PM
    • Art/Craft/Education in Olinda

      by mcL Online Now Jun 19, 2004 at 8:24 AM

      Hi everyone, I am despirate to live and work in Olinda! I ideally would love to get involved in Arts/crafts education initially, or english language if all else fails! ,within schools or community groups. But I have no idea where to start looking for this kind of information being in the U.K. Any advice would be greatly welcomed as I have 7 months to plan, and will go anyway if nothing turns up!! Many Thanks mcL

      1 Answer Jan 3, 2005 at 11:15 AM
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      capoeira in olinda

      by happyman0712 Online Now May 11, 2003 at 7:30 PM

      is there a capoeira presence in olinda?

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2004 at 11:42 PM