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November 16, 2023

Brazil courier to defray travel costs

Wondering if anyone is aware of services where travelers might act as a courier from the US to Brazil for things like new electronics/iphones etc? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 around Brazil at 11:19 AM - 4 answers has best

February 5, 2023

Trustworthy car rental in Rio?

I need to rent a car in Rio, near Leblon and Ipanema. Which company to choose? [more inside]
posted by signal around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 2:01 PM - 4 answers has best

February 1, 2023

Best beaches a few hours south/west of Rio de Janeiro

We're leaving for Rio de Janeiro this Saturday (yay). We're spending a few days in Rio, then want to spend 4 or 5 days in a small beach town south of the city. Which? [more inside]
posted by signal around Brazil at 9:00 AM - 3 answers has best

December 14, 2022

What is a good gift for someone traveling to Brazil?

My husband will be spending two weeks in Brazil in January, and I'd like to get him some helpful items to take with him. What would be a good gift for someone spending two weeks playing samba in Rio de Janeiro? [more inside]
posted by TrarNoir around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 8:19 AM - 12 answers has best

February 2, 2019

Birthday dinner in buzios

My lovely wife, our 11 yo and myself will be in Búzios, Brazil for her birthday. Where should we go for dinner? [more inside]
posted by signal around Armação Dos Búzios, Brazil at 8:35 AM - 1 answer

November 7, 2018

Zika Virus in Brazil: Still Unsafe for Pregnant Women?

We just found out that my wife is pregnant! Yay! The tricky part: She has a work trip to Rio coming up next week (the trip has been scheduled for awhile now). We’re not sure if she should cancel (which would cause a non-trivial amount of issues for her company) or forge ahead and be careful to avoid mosquito bites! Any advice? [more inside]
posted by JPowers around Brazil at 5:34 PM - 27 answers

October 25, 2018

Ideas / advice 3 weeks in Brazil, Sao Paulo to Rio

We're thinking of going to Brazil for 3 weeks next February, flying into Sao Paulo, staying for a few days, then going on a road trip to 2 or 3 beaches on the way to Rio, staying for a few days there and flying out. [more inside]
posted by signal around Brazil at 7:33 AM - 3 answers

August 28, 2017

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, 2017

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 - 11 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 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