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August 28

Brazil beach recomendations

My gorgeous wife, our 10 year old son and myself are planning to vacation in Brazil this February, somewhere near São Paulo. Where should we go, what should we do? [more inside]
posted by signal around Brazil at 9:18 AM - 3 answers

May 18

How widely is Spanish spoken in Brazil?

I'm pretty proficient in Spanish but do not speak Portuguese. I will be traveling to various cities on the coast of Brazil. How well will I be understood in day-to-day transactions (e.g. restaurants, taxis, etc.) if I speak Spanish? I can get the gist of written and some spoken Portuguese, but lack the vocabulary and grammar to initiate conversations in that language.
posted by A. Davey around Brazil at 8:46 AM - 11 answers

July 26, 2015

Joining a samba school for Carnaval 2016 in Rio

The Lonely Planet Brazil guide has a single paragraph suggesting it's possible for foreigners to participate in a Sambódromo parade, but it doesn't really say how. Have any mefites actually done this? How did it work? Who did you talk to? Please help this samba newb make my fiancée's dreams come true. [more inside]
posted by zjacreman around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 1:24 PM - 2 answers

July 15, 2015

If I have Global Entry do I need a visa to go to Brazil?

I bought a really cheap fare to Sao Paolo for Christmas. And I was expecting to have to get a visa at some point to go. But then, when I had some downtime from work, I got Global Entry approved. And now I read that Brazil is a part of Global entry. Is it? Or will it be by Christmas? And do I still need to blow $130 bucks and a day of running around to get a Brazilian visa?
posted by rileyray3000 around Brazil at 12:45 PM - 11 answers

June 20, 2015

One day, or less, in Rio de Janeiro

The good news is I’m going to be in Rio de Janeiro soon for work. The bad news is, it’s for work. I’ll probably be able to free up a day, or maybe a half-day, to be on my own. [more inside]
posted by escabeche around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 9:13 AM - 4 answers has best

June 8, 2015

Where should I stay in Brazil?

I have a free week tacked on to the end of a work trip in Brazil and I'm looking to spend it in one place. Difficulty level: Grad Student. [more inside]
posted by aleatorictelevision around Brazil at 12:59 PM - 4 answers

December 14, 2014

Where to stay in and around Salvador, Bahía, Brazil

My lovely wife, our 7 year old and myself will be in Salvador, Brazil, for 10 days February / March 2015. Where should we stay? What should we do? [more inside]
posted by signal around Salvador, Brazil at 8:17 PM - 6 answers has best

November 24, 2014

Sending funds to Brazil, is there a good way I have missed?

My son is caught up in a medical crisis in Brazil and needs funds sent. What is the best bank to bank option or is there a way other than Moneygram services? Not to crowd this post with details but if anyone wants more details or to assist in our funding please MeFi mail me.
posted by Freedomboy around Brazil at 10:44 AM - 13 answers

September 30, 2014

"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22."

I need a visa for a work trip from the United States to Brazil and am slightly punch-drunk from bureaucracy. Please help me by confirming whether I'm reading these requirements right, or not. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG around Brazil at 2:17 PM - 7 answers has best

April 9, 2014

Inexpensive housing in São Paulo for the world cup (6 weeks)?

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

Ethical favela tours in Rio?

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

Where to stay in Florianopolis

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

Floripa Calling!

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

Best way to get a visa to Brazil in time?

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

Brazil trip questions

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

Tips and Recommendations for visiting the Pantanal

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.

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

Soccer, partying and the beach!

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

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

September 2, 2012

What happens if you are arrive in Brazil from the US without a visa?

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