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April 9

I'm looking to go to Brazil with my male friend for about 6 weeks (from about June 1 to July 15). We'd like to rent a room, apartment, house, shared house, hostel for relatively cheap (preferably under $500 per person). It seems like if we go outside São Paulo city center we can get cheaper prices, how should we go about looking? I am aware of Airbnb and couchsurfing.com Thanks
posted by crawltopslow around São Paulo, Brazil at 11:11 AM - 10 answers

October 2, 2013

I would like to see the favelas while I'm in Rio. I'd also like to not engage in poverty tourism. Is it possible to ethically and safely tour favela neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by whoaali around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 8:13 PM - 7 answers has best

August 11, 2013

My lovely wife is going to a conference held at UFSC in Florianopolis for 4 days in September. Where should she stay? [more inside]
posted by signal around Florianopolis, Brazil at 7:17 PM - 2 answers has best

May 4, 2013

Two of my life dreams are to speak Portuguese fluently and to learn to surf. VOILA~~ I was invited for a professional exchange in Florianopolis, Brazil, and am over the moon! Can you help me 1) decide which months to arrive 2) make an initial plan for housing and transport, and 3) suggest volunteer conservation efforts for my partner? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree around Florianopolis, Brazil at 9:20 AM - 2 answers has best

March 29, 2013

Question about how to get a visa to Brazil in time for a trip. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz around Brazil at 9:33 AM - 6 answers has best

March 26, 2013

We're travelling to Brazil in late May. Where would you recommend for hotels in Itataia and Paraty? Is a pousada a good option? Plus questions about timing, driving, Salvador de Bahia. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse around Brazil at 4:24 PM - 2 answers

January 27, 2013

I'm planning to visit the Pantanal wetlands later this year. Do you have any tips or recommendations for activities and tour companies? [more inside]
posted by Jakey around Florianopolis, Brazil at 9:42 AM - 0 answers

January 6, 2013

Help me make most of my 4 week stay in Rio de Janeiro. [more inside]
posted by dmagic around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 11:44 PM - 7 answers

December 11, 2012

We want to go to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. How do we make that happen? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 around Brazil at 10:22 AM - 2 answers has best

October 11, 2012

Wandering in inland Brazil. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies around Brazil at 12:05 AM - 4 answers

September 2, 2012

I have a ticket to travel from SFO to São Paulo tomorrow. Sadly, I just discovered I need a visa. There is no time to apply and the consulate is closed tomorrow so I wonder if I should just get on the plane and see what happens. If they turn me away in São Paulo what will they do? Put me on the next plane? Or will the airline not even board me without the visa? (I have a connecting flight in O'Hare.)
posted by Typographica around Sao Paulo, Brazil at 10:12 PM - 12 answers has best

February 24, 2012

Hi well traveled mefites! My husband and I are taking the overnight bus from Lencois to Salvadore tonight and it arrives at something like 5am. We have ~6 hrs to kill in Salvadore before we catch our flight to Rio. Are there any places we can go to hang out early morning? I'm guessing the Market isn't open that early but maybe there's a restaurant that's open 24 hrs or a section of town that's nice in the early morning maybe.
posted by lannanh around Salvador, Brazil at 1:19 PM - 3 answers has best

January 29, 2012

After finding ourselves in the unexpected position of having a two-week trip but no idea where to go on it, my boyfriend and I have decided to go to Brazil! Which is a gigantic country, so your help, opinions, and itineraries are much desired. [more inside]
posted by firstbest around Brazil at 8:32 PM - 9 answers

January 17, 2012

Brazil Filter: I'll be in Sao Paolo for a week in early February and would appreciate some hive-mind input on the trip. Details within. [more inside]
posted by quidividi around Brazil at 1:36 AM - 7 answers

November 15, 2011

Brazil over winter break: ideas and tips, please! [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered around Brazil at 3:03 AM - 4 answers

October 26, 2011

I will be traveling in mid-December as a woman alone and have a 7-1/2 hour layover in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I arrive at 4:30 pm and depart after midnight. Any suggestions for something safe to do to pass the time, (a tour is probably unlikely that late in the day) or a nearby and safe hotel to spend the time? I hate the idea of just sitting all night in an airport.
posted by eepersmom around Sao Paulo, Brazil at 1:19 PM - 10 answers has best

August 15, 2011

Going to Rio Branco, Acre state, Brazil next month. Looking to do some birding, and soliciting suggestions/tips. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 around Rio Branco, Brazil at 12:09 PM - 3 answers has best

August 9, 2011

I need to ship a package from the US to Brazil about once a quarter. I want a way that will guarantee it arrives. The package is not especially large (up to shoe-box size), heavy, delicate or cumbersome, and there is no time requirement. Anyone with experience shipping to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy around Brazil at 6:14 PM - 7 answers has best

April 10, 2011

hi all, i am looking for a quality backpack and cool places to go to in northern brazil. i would appreciate any help. [more inside]
posted by shitalphin around Brazil at 12:13 PM - 6 answers has best

February 22, 2011

Any good recommendations for using Facebook to handle a wedding in 9 months in South America with North American attendees? Hoping to deal with flight ideas, share travel tips etc. Anyone used the site in this way lately?
posted by Freedomboy around Brazil at 1:08 PM - 2 answers