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    • 2 months in floripa

      Florianópolis Dec 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      We're a couple in their 30s coming to relax and have some quiet beach time in Florianopolis (Feb 6th, 2015 to April 15th). No clubs nor parties for this trip. It's more of a healing journey during treatment. We'll have a car so we can move from place to place but we'd rather stay in Florianopolis for a long time, a month for sure.

      I'm a bit overwhelmed with looking for a place to stay. Does anyone know an imobilaria that could help me?

      Or could anyone suggest where I look?



    • workaway type volunteering in Brasil

      Brasília Dec 10, 2014 at 5:41 AM

      hi, I am new to this website so I hope you can help me. I am also new to Brasil, and looking for a workaway style volunteering opportunity ie at hostals etc, somewhere by the sea for Christmas and New Year... I am currently in Rio and would ideally like anywhere between here and Florianapolis in the South, or to the north, but not so far that will cost lots of Reals to get to... I am already on workaway already, but getting no luck on there, whether that is because I speak no Portugese (yet) or that I am older traveller, or its just a busy time of year... I am a positive and enthusiastic backpacker... so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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      Detention Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil

      São Paulo Dec 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      A friend was deported to Brazil from Africa very recently. Although he was using his Brazilian passport, he has not been in Brazil for many years...he is a USA green card holder but his green card has expired. I do not know the Portuguese language but I was told the Federal police station where he is being held is on Rua Guainases? Does anyone know where I can get information on him?

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      online ticket for the bus from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

      Brazil Dec 2, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Hi to everybody,
      I'm going to visit Brazil next february and tried to purchase online a bus ticket from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro but understood about the CRF number. How can I take it and pls tell me how can i purchase the ticket without this CRF number?

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      Xmas/New Year's travel

      Brazil Dec 11, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      I'll be heading to Brazil (Sao Paolo, Rio, Salvador) for Xmas and New Year's. How easy will it be to get last minute flights/buses at that time?

      As i do not have a CPF, i'm having trouble booking on-line, plus i hate to be so set-in-stone. Can i get a ticket with a day or 2 notice? Will everything be sold out? Will transport prices go through the roof?

    • Costs taxi from Foz do Iguacu airport to Iguacu centre

      Foz do Iguaçu Nov 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      I can get a transfer from the airport to my hostel(in or just outside citycentre) for 42 reais which takes about 12 minutes. does anyone know if a taxi is cheaper?

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      Shipping Household Goods from Rioto the United States

      by jwilliams2005 Online Now Oct 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Boa noite fellow travelers,

      Next week, I will be moving back to the USA. Can anyone recommend a shipping company. I called American Airlines Air Cargo, and they told me that I needed to be a company or an agent in order to fly my household goods to the states. I have ten boxes which includes my bicycle and artwork. So, my next recourse is to have my cargo shipped. I appreciate any help or assistance.



      3 Answers Oct 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM
    • Where to love?

      by Mezzzz Online Now Oct 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      I will be moving to rio next year to live for a year..I would really appreciate any advice on the 'safest' places to look at for renting an apartment???
      I have been told copacabana is very expensive and not the safest. What about ipanema?
      I have read the many warnings about living in rio and watching out for your safety..hopefully it has got better in recent times!

      3 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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      Rio Carnival accommodation

      by CorkyUK Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      We are flying into Rio on Sat 14th Feb for a week. (We actually booked the trip from UK after finding a bargain flight and did not realise it was Carnival week!). However after initially being excited the cost of accommodation seems to be through the roof, some hostels are charginh £50 a night for a dorm bed and insisting you stay at least 6 nights. Can anyone recommend somewhere that is reasonably good value? Is it worth taking a chance and booking late? Maybe we should get out of Rio altogether alough our flight does arrive quite late? Any suggestions or ideas really appreciated

      4 Answers Sep 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM
    • NON-touristy romantic restaurant in RIO??

      by JA914 Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM

      Hi, winkI have been checking Rio on the forums as I'm going there this Aug (2014) with my fiance who is from Rio and still keeps an apartment close to Copacabanna Beach. I was hoping to surprise him (Since he is the local) with setting up reservations and plan a romantic heartnight for us of dinner and dancing. I'm looking for a more "local" place with less of a touristy feel.enlightened I'm sure that HE would be able to find one quickly but my point is about surprising him and making him feel special that I took the time and thought to put a night together for him in his home town. Any suggestions? - Julie

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 6:48 PM
    • Rio De Jenerio to Porto Alegre

      by ZinhleM Online Now Jul 28, 2014 at 6:33 AM

      Hi All can anyone tell me if there is a bus company that can transport a group from Rio De Janeiro in Brazil to Porto Alegre.

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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      Looking for local guide

      by aflaneur Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

      Any member know a guide who can show me the less obvious wonders of Rio?

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM
    • Terminals 1+2 in GiG

      by sabikeo Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      Hey, quick airport question guys!

      I will arrive from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro GiG airport in terminal 1C on September 13th, and 4 hours later I have a ticket leaving Rio to the US with TAM airlines from Terminal 2.
      And these are separate tickets with two separate airlines.
      Does anyone know if I have to clear Customs and Immigration in Terminal 1 in order to check into my flight at Terminal 2? Remember, these tickets are separate.

      5 Answers Jul 16, 2014 at 10:39 AM
    • hotel recommendation

      by elubard Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      We will be in Rio for one additional day after our cruise disembarks. I am looking for a hotel in a safe and well located area for seeing some sights. Never having been there before and since Rio seams spread out I am uncertain where that may be. Any recommendations?

      5 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 7:43 AM
    • Rio advices

      by surajitbor Online Now Jun 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      I am coming to Sao Paulo from India next month after the FIFA...I want to visit Rio for one day...Need a budget hotel for one night...What are the things I need to see and where to stay? Please suggest...

      2 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 5:28 AM
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      Transferring money from Brazilian Bank

      by jwilliams2005 Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Bom dia,

      Has anyone experienced any problems transferring funds from their Brazilian Bank Account to a bank account in the USA. Obrigado

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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      Local clothing, What to wear on beaches, Current climate and local transport

      by mamata_gokhale Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      Hi, I am Mamata, 20 year old girl from India. I am travelling to Rio de Janeiro by this month end. I will be travelling alone for my photo shoot. After my shooting day I am planning to spend 15 days in Brazil and planning a trip.

      I want to know several things:

      1. What kind of climate is there currently?

      2. How can I get local travel in Rio? Which hotel should I prefer to stay?

      3. What dresses should I pack for wearing in the city, beaches and what to buy in Rio?

      4. What kind of enjoyments are available for a 20 year old alone girl like me?

      5. Which is the best beach to hang out and what can I do on beaches there?

      Thank you.

      8 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM
    • Argentine tango in Rio

      by spartac1 Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 6:52 AM

      Argentine tango in Rio.

      7 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 7:53 AM
    • bossa nova in rio

      by spartac1 Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      where can I go for some bossa nova in Rio

      7 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • salsa, bachata and kizomba

      by greglugz Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 4:31 PM

      where are the best places to dance salsa (cross-body style), bachata and kizomba in Rio. Visiting on 18-23 June for the world cup...

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM
    • Transport from RIo Airport (GIG) to Catete (Rio Claro Hotel)

      by kevin.naidoo Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 4:58 AM

      Please advise what is the best mode and cheapest to transit from GIG to Catete - Rio Claro Hotel, what is the cost?


      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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      How safe is it for 17 year old boys to travel on their own during the world cup finals in Rio?

      by vpas Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Two boys aged 16 and 17 years wish to travel to watch the world cup finals.
      1.Will they get tickets to watch the finals, since they have not booked earlier?
      2.How about hotel accommodation?
      3. Any local members that might help or meet up with the boys?
      4. They are planning a four day trip, so what else can they see besides the world cup match?
      5. Is it better to stay for 3 days after the match or 3 days before the match?
      Thanks in advance for all your time and advice,

      9 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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      Sugar leaf and Corcovado - technical questions

      by schmechi Online Now Jun 4, 2014 at 4:42 AM

      As far as I checked for both attractions online tickets can be purchased in advance via and . Unfortunately the latter is only in Portugues language and the FAQ's of the first one indicates, that a (Brazilian?) RG, CPG, CNF etc. is needed... Is that true? Does any foreigner without Brazlian tax number etc. has experience in buying tickets for those attractions online in advance? Or is it just impossible to buy tickets in advance for foreigners?

      BTW: Which time of the day you'd recommend to visit this sights?

      And are there any maps with hiking trails up to (or rather down from) Corcovado through Floresta da Tijuca online?

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 2:04 AM
    • Using ATM's at airport

      by apricotflower25 Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      Anyone know if the ATM's at Santo Dumont airport are safe to use? I understand the one's at the International airport should be avoided.


      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:54 AM
    • Looking for last minute accommodation in Rio de Janeiro?

      by flosspot Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      I came across this website with some great 'last minute' deals for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

      Does anyone know the best area to stay for the games, what is the best neighborhood to be located in?

    • Travelling alone all the way, any body want to share in 4 star hotel, got a bed spare..

      by mayankesh Online Now Jun 2, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Location : RIO
      Area : Downtown
      Hotel : Rios Nise Hotel
      Days : 4

      From 04.07.2014 to 08.07.2014

      Contact :

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    • Best driving route from Río to Belo Horizonte

      by alfmoren Online Now May 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      My wife myself and my two kids ages 13 and 12 are going twice to Belo Horizonte for World Cup games from Barra de Tijuca. Since we are renting a car I am wondering what would be the best time to live during a week day and the route to take to Belo Horizonte. Next week I should be getting my memory card from Brazil for my GPS, I am sure the GPS would indicate the shortest way but still I want to make sure I am taking the best and safest route to BH

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:53 AM
    • Solo coming to Rio for the World Cup

      by apricotflower25 Online Now May 21, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      I will be in Rio June 12-19. It would be great to hang out with others. I am staying in Santa Teresa. If you are in the same boat let me know.

      Also curious to know what one might expect to pay for a taxi ride from GIG to Santa Teresa?


      3 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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      Taxi drivers

      by schmechi Online Now May 13, 2014 at 7:28 AM

      A friend of mine was robbed by a taxi driver and also some guides mention, that some taxis are unsafe. So which company is the most trustworthy? Are there special services from GIG-airport you'd recommend?

      8 Answers May 27, 2014 at 2:32 AM
    • Affordable sharing of Rental for Rio World Cup Final

      by JonathanS15 Online Now May 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      Hi there! I am going to be down in Brazil from June 3 to Aug 20 for the World Cup and beyond. I will be traveling with 2 other friends who are leaving at the end of the World Cup.We are good fun soccer players and I am a musician too, I am mainly looking for cool people to help me split the rent on a prime apartment I rented in Rio from July 2 to July 15 during the semi finals and finals!! It is in Lapa neighborhood which is the most happening and amazing with music and culture! Do you have accommodation yet? Split at 4 ways at my rental it's 41$USD per night per person! wayy cheaper and in a prime spot!

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      Solo Coming to Rio de janeiro

      by KhaledWAS Online Now May 10, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      Hi, I'm coming alone to Rio for 3-4 days. Wants to know the following:

      1) Best place to meet locals and to socialize
      2) Best place to stay
      3) Trusted guide
      4) if any one wanna join they are welcome :)


      3 Answers May 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM
    • Getting a cell phone

      by alfmoren Online Now May 8, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      We are looking into getting an unlocked cell phone while we are in Brasil for 22 days during the World Cup. Any advice as to what brand to get?. Can we get it in Brazil or would it be better to get it in the US?. And if I get it in the US any advice of the brands to get?. I don't mind buying a non smart phone. We don't need internet access on the phone. I just want a basic phone, small and practical. This phone has to be compatible with SIM cards that are available in Brazil. Thanks

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM
    • Ordering tickets online for Pao de Azucar

      by alfmoren Online Now May 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      We went to to order tickets online for the tram. To check out, the website requires a CPF and a RG. Is there any other way to order tickets without that information. We would have to go to the Brazilian consulate (which is very far away) to obtain those Brazilian IDs. The website states that tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance to the date of the visit. Since we are visiting Brasil during the World Cup, we want to get tickets early to insure that we will be able to see this famous attraction.

      1 Answer May 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM
    • Transportation from GIG to Barra

      by alfmoren Online Now May 3, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      What is a reasonable fare for a family of 4 (2 adults 2 children, ages 13 and 11) from Rio International Airport to Ilha de Gigoia in Barra during the World Cup on a Sunday morning?. Any recommendation on what to take besides a taxi?.

      4 Answers May 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM
    • Anyone knows this Agenica Heidelberg?

      by AnaMariaLimba Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 6:05 AM

      Hi there, i am looking for an apartment in Copacabana and someone said that i should check out this Did someone had any experience with this agencia in Rio de Janeiro?


      3 Answers May 20, 2014 at 4:39 PM
    • marechal hermes

      by roisiny Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 3:58 AM

      Im staying in this area for a week in june, just wondering is there a good bus service running to the city? i will be based near the air base there.

      5 Answers Apr 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM