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Preparing your trip to Brasilia: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Brasília, Brazil 1. Travellers are recommended to exchange currency in banks. Exchange rate is usually not the same in various banks, but the difference is usually slight. If possible, you should better ask paper money in small denominations, because this will greatly simplify the process of payments.
2. All major hotels and shopping centers accept payments by credit cards. However, it should be noted that there is a chance of getting an advantageous discount when you pay for goods in cash. Such types of payments as wire transfer or credit card are rarely eligible for discount.
3. The peak tourist season falls on the period from December to February. At this time of year guestroom rates in the local hotels increase substantially, so budget travelers are better to plan a trip for another season. The increase in rates also concerns numerous restaurants and shopping centers of the city.
4. In vast majority of restaurants service charges are included in the total bill. In case the tips are not included, visitors should leave approximately 10% of the total order. Do not forget to give a small reward to taxi drivers. In this case you can simply round the amount up to the nearest convenient sum.
5. There is always the police in streets of the city, so the atmosphere is quite calm and peaceful. Nevertheless, tourists should not forget to monitor their belongings in public places as there is still a risk of becoming a victim of pickpockets. Cameras and camcorders are better to be hold in your hands rather than worn on a strap. Of course, visitors shouldn’t take valuables and documents without any particular need. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Tourists are not recommended to make walks or trips to remote areas of the city alone. Observing these parts of Brasilia are better together with a guide and with other tourists.
7. The city is distinguished by a well-developed public transport system. You may only face difficulties in riding a bus early in the morning and during evening rush hour (from about 16:00 to 18:00).
The locals have quite a peculiar character. Some travelers even say their behavior seems to be surprising and even strange. In general, they can be described as very sensitive and refined … Open
8. In vast majority of hotels line supply voltage is 220 V. However, it can be 127 V in suburban areas and small family-run hotels. Tourists are recommended to get or purchase all necessary adapters for electrical appliances in advance. By the way, many hotels provide them upon request.
9. Local people are very responsive and friendly. You can easily ask them for help in any difficult situation.
10. Feel free to bargain in open air markets and private retail shops. By the way, you will need more paper money in small denominations. Paper money in large denominations is often counterfeited, and so many sellers can simply not accept them.
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Brazil: travelling advices

1. There are several voltage standards In Brazil. The most common are 127V and 220V.
2. It is customary to leave tips in beauty parlors, on gas stations, at restaurants, bars, and for shoe polishers. However, tipping is not necessary on beaches and in cafes.
3. The height of the season in Rio de Janeiro falls on the winter months. That's why prices rise sharply by about 25% from December to February. During the carnival in Rio, hotels become twice as expensive.
4. Being late for a meeting or a dinner is perfectly normal. However, mass events like a football match or a concert require arrival well in advance. A little delay for this kind of event may leave you without an entrance ticket. … Open
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Travelling to Brasilia - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Brasilia. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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