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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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    • Lady Shoe and handbag shopping in Novo Hamburgo

      by ordepayana Online Now May 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      What is the best way to get to novo hamburgo from porto alegre. Any recommendations for lady shoe and handbag shopping in Novo Hamburgo?

      1 Answer May 30, 2014 at 1:15 AM
    • VACCINATIION

      by ZuzP Online Now Sep 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      I'm travelling to POA in October and have visited a travel doctor for an advice. They really recommended the Hepatitits A vaccine and yellow fever vaccine. I can't get the yellow fever one as I'm pregnant and that's also a reason why I don't really want the Hep A vaccine either if it's not totally necessary. Has anyone heard there would be some cases in POA of either yellow fever or hepatitis A? With the hep A - from what I'm reading on-line the restaurants seem to be very clean. Is the water chlorinated and safe to drink?

      Thank you:-)

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM
    • recommendations?

      by ElaineGeorge Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM

      What would be the best thing to do on a 'free' day after a conference finishes?
      I have all of Wednesday before going to Rio Thurs afternoon.
      I'm interested in shopping and/or wine!

      3 Answers Oct 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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      volunteer work

      by ines2003 Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Hello

      i am ines, i am from uruguay, i live in montevideo, i speck spanish, english and i can understand portugues. i am looking volunteer work in the farm, ngo or any place that need volunteer to work. I will like go there are and help in all about in environment, i have experience in other volunteer places in my country and was very good experience. I can go in september in wait for answer

      3 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 7:21 AM
    • Question title

      by drives123 Online Now Mar 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      average taxi fare for 7km ride

      1 Answer Mar 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM
    • Looking for Portuguese Immersion Course & Job Teaching English in Porto Alege near Molinhos do Vento

      by chill4dyl Online Now Sep 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM

      I think the title says it all. I want to spend a couple months in Porto Alegre learning Portuguese. I'm working on an organic farm (really an Ecovilla and Permaculture site) outside of Buenos Aires curently. I was hoping to find a school where I can study Portuguese near Molinos do Vento as well as a place to stay there - either a homestay or nice hostal. I'm also an English professor so I was considering teaching English there and just trying to learn what I can while doing that. I'm interested being a volunteer in social and environmental programs as well. Porto Alegre looks gorgeous! Much thanks,

      Dylan

    • Things to do in Porto Alegre

      by bkq Online Now Dec 12, 2010 at 5:35 PM

      What is there to do for someone visiting Porto Alegre? Is it a safe city for a male traveling alone?

      4 Answers Mar 12, 2013 at 7:49 AM
    • Bus to uraguay

      by brendalong Online Now Nov 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM

      I am wondering about to Montevido from Porto Alegro, What frequency are the busses, what does it cost, how long does it take. What is the best (or cheapest) company to go with?

      Thank You!

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2010 at 1:57 PM
    • Looking for an ATM at the Porto Alegre airport

      by santiagobenites Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a VISA/Plus+ or a Mastercard/Cirrus ATM machine at the Porto Alegre airport? I want to make sure that I will have no problems obtaining reais when I arrive there.
      I have checked the online VISA and Mastercard 'search for an ATM machine', but couldn't find the information I was looking for.
      Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    • Bus travel from Porto Alegre to Campo da Canoa?

      by santiagobenites Online Now Mar 19, 2010 at 12:29 PM

      Hello.
      I will need to travel from the Porto Alegre airport to Campo da Canoa. I understand that I need to take a taxi from the Airport to the bus station, then a take a bus to Campo da Canoa. Can anyone please tell me how much the taxi cost would normally be, and also which bus I will need to take to get to Campo da Canoa. and any other information about the bus schedule, how often they depart, and the cost of a ticket, etc.
      Thank you

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM
    • Transport

      by mikewilmott Online Now Mar 10, 2010 at 7:48 AM

      Hi,

      I am flying into Porto Allegre to visit the furniture fair in Bento Goncalves and was wondering what the transport links are between the two cities. Is there a company who would take a booking to provide the transport, or would it be easier/cheaper to take a taxi.

      Thanks

      Mike Wilmott

      1 Answer Mar 20, 2010 at 11:48 AM
    • left luggage

      by vixy81 Online Now Oct 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM

      hi Im only going to be in Porto Alegre for a day. Is there a left luggage t the bus station? and if not is there anywhwhere else i can leave my luggage?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM
    • Porto Allegre to Buenos Aires

      by konabears Online Now May 31, 2008 at 10:14 AM

      How long does it take to get from Porto Allegre to Buenos Aires? I would like to know the options, air, bus, train.......... etc.

      Thanks,
      Konabears

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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      Facebook - Estrangeiros / Foreigners in Porto Alegre.

      by Victoria2005 Online Now May 18, 2008 at 7:17 PM

      Hi all,

      in an attempt to try and unite Foregners living / visting or just generally intrerested in Porto Alegre, i have started this group

      "Estrangeiros / Foreigners in Porto Alegre"

      It is a very new group with currently just a few members but its growing little by little. I would recommend anyone who has or needs information about Porto Alegre checking it out.

      3 Answers Mar 5, 2009 at 5:29 PM
    • Buse to Montevideo from Porto Alegre

      by Pauladams257 Online Now Nov 14, 2007 at 5:53 AM

      Hi All,

      I need your Help !!!

      I will be arriving in Porto Alegre on a Wednesday at 09.30am by Bus and I would like to know if possible when the next Bus to Montavideo will be. The earliest Bus I can find to Montavideo from Porto Alegre is some 10 hrs later, so if anyone can help with an earlier Bus it would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Best regards,

      Paul

    • Buses from Porto Alegre to Pelotas

      by mazy14 Online Now Feb 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM

      I was just wondering if anybody knows the cost of a bus ticket from Porto Alegre to Pelotas? Also, how long is the trip and how often does the bus to Pelotas leave? Any other information that you know would also be a great help.
      Thank you.

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2007 at 11:22 AM
    • LIving in POrto Alegre

      by erival Online Now Jan 13, 2007 at 3:45 AM

      Hi everybody,
      I will maybe move to Porto Alegre with my Wife for a one year assignment for my job. I would like to have some informations from people living already in Porto Alegre :
      Is there any place you would recommend to leave?
      What is the price to rent a nice appartment in this area?
      What about safety?
      Is there any french community as my wife will not work and we don't speak the language?
      Is there a lot of thigs to visit in this area?
      For prople livinf already in Porto Alegre, how would you describe this city and what can you tell me about it?

      Thnak you in adavnce for your comments.

      Helene & Eric

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2007 at 3:57 AM
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      Apartment

      by elainebrustolin Online Now Nov 9, 2006 at 1:51 PM

      Hello Everyone,

      I am coming to Porto Alegre for 10 days on February 15, 2007 until February 25, 2007, with a group of 6 people, including 2 children. I would like to rent an apartment or find a hotel where we could all stay together.
      A 3 bedroom, fully furnished apartment would be ideal. The location is very important too.
      If anyone could help me, I would truly appreciate.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    • Where to club this weekend?

      by lzbthcaroline Online Now Oct 9, 2006 at 8:30 PM

      I arrived in Porto Alegre 3 weeks ago. Though I've met people to take me out to restaurants, churrasceria (awesome food!!!), bars and Irish pubs, or even underground places that play 80's music, I admit that sure, it is a sweet offer... but I would like to try the clubbing scene. Where's the best club for "electronic" music? Is there a rave coming to town anytime soon?

      I welcome any recommendations. More bbq's!!!!

      Thanks,
      Little dancing Asian... Boogie-on-down...!

    • Nice vacation apartment wanted to rent for 1 month from beginning of October

      by pbinder Online Now Sep 5, 2006 at 7:36 AM

      Does anyone knows of nice fully furnished apartments for rent in a nice and save Porto Alegre neigborhood ,we are a family of 5 moving to Brazil. Also what are the nicest areas in and around POA ? maybe there are some nice areas a bit outside of town that are quiete and green and parks and good schools ? Also are the International schools in POA ?

      3 Answers Sep 27, 2006 at 5:41 AM
    • Moving to Porto Alegre and in need of Immigration lawyer and some tips

      by pbinder Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 8:40 PM

      We are a family of 5 and from Austria and plan to move to Porto Alegre soon and are now looking for an immigration lawyer based in Porto Alegre with good English or German to do our paperwork.Also we are looking for a local contact to help us to find a new home ( to rent ) and to find our way around schools and other paperwork and rules and regulations in Brazil . We would also like to know how save this city is and what we need to be carefull about,also what area is best to rent a house in ( save and near to good schools and in a nice green area with parks etc,.. ) Also general tips of what to bring and how to live in Brazil.

      If anyone on this forum has spare time and would like to help us to settle in we could pay for a local guide,he /she could research some aspects of our move and
      help us a lot,...

      thanks

      Philip

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2006 at 5:44 AM
    • Moving to Porto Alegre and in need of Immigration lawyer and some tips

      by pbinder Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 7:28 PM

      We are a family of 5 and from Austria and plan to move to Porto Alegre soon and are now looking for an immigration lawyer based in Porto Alegre with good English or German to do our paperwork.Also we are looking for a local contact to help us to find a new home ( to rent ) and to find our way around schools and other paperwork and rules and regulations in Brazil . We would also like to know how save this city is and what we need to be carefull about,also what area is best to rent a house in ( save and near to good schools and in a nice green area with parks etc,.. ) Also general tips of what to bring and how to live in Brazil.

      If anyone on this forum has spare time and would like to help us to settle in we could pay for a local guide,he /she could research some aspects of our move and
      help us a lot,...

      thanks

      Philip

      1 Answer Feb 8, 2007 at 2:56 PM
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      Porto Alegre Here I Come!

      by Victoria2005 Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 11:35 PM

      Hey all,
      i'm interested in finding a reasonably priced but well reputed school to study portuguese in Porto Alegre.

      Also, what is the standard rent for a one bedroom apartment in a reasonably safe neighbourhood - i.e. close to Public Transport Links. i plan on living in Port Alegre for no less than 6 months.

      is there an expat community in Porto Alegre?

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Sep 27, 2006 at 5:46 AM
    • bus from Porto Alegre to Montevideo

      by maybemaq Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 7:10 PM

      now i'm planning to take a bus from Porto Alegre to Montevideo.

      are there any night connection between the 2 cities?

      if yes, how can i make a booking?

      your suggestions are highly appreciated ;-)

      2 Answers Jan 11, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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      Suggestions for pousadas near Porto Alegre?

      by siri Online Now Jun 23, 2006 at 3:42 AM

      We are flying in to Porto Alegre in the end of August, and we are staying for a weekend(friday - monday).
      We want to stay at a farm-like pousada(fazenda??) near Porto Alegre(we have considered Canela or Gramado, but other suggestions are appreciated)?
      Want to experience nature, animals, horsebackriding, hiking, Gaucho-lifestyle..
      Any suggestions where to stay?
      We will travel the backpacker-way, but with a medium-sized budget. We can afford to stay at a good pousada for a few days.

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2006 at 1:35 AM
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      Suggestions for pousadas near Porto Alegre?

      by siri Online Now Jun 23, 2006 at 2:48 AM

      We are flying in to Porto Alegre in the end of August, and we are staying for a weekend(friday - monday).
      We want to stay at a farm-like pousada(fazenda??) near Porto Alegre(we have considered Canela or Gramado, but other suggestions are appreciated)?
      Want to experience nature, animals, horsebackriding, hiking, Gaucho-lifestyle..
      Any suggestions where to stay?
      We will travel the backpacker-way, but with a medium-sized budget. We can afford to stay at a good pousada for a few days.

      2 Answers Jun 28, 2006 at 2:38 AM
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      Traveling from Porto Alegre to Iguaca Falls?

      by AcornMan Online Now May 25, 2006 at 6:17 PM

      What are the possible methods of getting from Porto Alegre to Iguaca Falls? For each one, how long does it take and how much does it cost? Thank you.

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2007 at 11:36 PM
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      More questions

      by AcornMan Online Now May 25, 2006 at 8:13 AM

      I forgot to ask what the weather will be like in late December and early January. Also, how long does it take to get to Rio from Porto Alegre? Is there a bus or a train? Is there anything to see on the way? Should we just fly instead?

      2 Answers Mar 14, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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      Porto Alegre questions

      by AcornMan Online Now May 25, 2006 at 8:06 AM

      I am thinking about leading a team of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for poor residents of Ilha Grande dos Marinheiros. My understanding is that Ilha Grande is close to Porto Alegre. Is that correct? How far apart are they?

      I know nothing about Porto Alegre, so I need as much information about what the city is like, how easy it is to get around, how safe it is, what kinds of things there are to do, and whether there is anything nearby where we could take day trips (cultural sites, archeological sites, beaches, museums, beautiful nature, etc). Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you.

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2006 at 8:15 AM
    • Living costs in Porto Alegre - very important!!!

      by Simon86 Online Now Apr 18, 2006 at 10:59 AM

      Hi, I've been offered a job teaching Enlgish for 800 Reals per month...I have no idea if this is good/bad, or what my life would be like being paid that much. Should I be able to negotitiate the wage up?

      4 Answers Apr 19, 2006 at 5:59 AM