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Travel tips for Brazil - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

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.
Those thrusting for parties should participate in carnivals taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Any Brazilian carnival is a grand cultural event, a …
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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.
5. Bargaining is common and welcome on Brazilian street markets.
6. Sunbathing topless is allowed on specialized beaches. Public exposure may be perceived as insulting by local residents, and police officers may consider this an obscene behavior.
7. Taxi fares depend on factors such car brand, taxi type, time of day, and service area. The use of air conditioning during the trip is paid. Copyright
8. Brazilian restaurants do not accept foreign currency and traveler's checks.
9. Teeth and a shiny white smile are cult Brazilian features. Therefore, it is not recommended to use a toothpick in public places, restaurants or bars. Even the usual covering of the mouth with a napkin or a hand may cause shock.
10. While swimming in the ocean, beware of a strong undercurrent that can carry even a well-trained swimmer far away from the shore.
11. For cash withdrawal, it's best to use ATMs at local banks. PIN thefts and hacking of bank accounts are not uncommon in Brazil.
The luxury hotels in Brazil, deserving attention of the most discerning traveler.
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12. The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, but in large cities, many Brazilians speak English. A few common phrases learned in this language will make traveling around Brazil easier and more comfortable.
13. From Brazil, it is forbidden to export cigarettes, alcohol products, any species of plants and related goods, all types of birds, fish and fish products, fruits and vegetables, any kinds of fakes.
14. It is not recommended to go for a walk in remote parts of Brazilian cities on your own. For these purposes, it would be better to hire a guide or book a group sightseeing tour.
15. It is not recommended to carry large sums of money with you. Try to pay with credit cards, if possible.
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Colorful and unique places in Brazil

Ilha da Queimada Grande

From the series “Top 11 Dangerous Spots for Adrenaline-Seekers”
A visit to Ilha da Queimada Grande is a serious threat to life. This island located off the coast of Brazil is considered the most dangerous on the planet. That’s all because of a huge amount of snakes inhabiting it. The area of ​​this tiny island is only 0.43 square km. Its territory is home to one of the most dangerous snakes in the world, the bothrops insularis, whose bite causes the almost instantaneous necrosis.

In recent years, the island lost a lot of people, among whom were both researchers and ordinary tourists, so visiting the island is officially prohibited now. Only experienced investigators with a special permit for scientists can land there. Ilha da Queimada Grande is not just an island, but also a unique protected scenic area. The island is under the protection of … Read all

Lencois Maranhenses

From the series “Top 11 Most Unusual Deserts on the Planet”
One of the most unusual deserts in the world is Lencois Maranhenses located in Brazil. This desert is located in the state of Maranhao. This place differs with an abundance of picturesque lagoons and ponds with crystal clear water. Rain falls here quite frequently. Water accumulates in cracks and bowls and forms a landscape of incredible beauty. Against the backdrop of snow-white sand dunes, lagoons and lakes of sky-blue color look just amazing. Many travelers come to these amazing places just to swim in the lake and sunbathe, lying on the soft white sand.

The best time to visit Lencois Maranhenses is spring. After the rainy season, the maximum number of reservoirs can be seen on its territory. The deepest lagoons and lakes are inhabited by fish, turtles, and mollusks. Small reservoirs … Read all

Etendeka-Parana Traps

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
Parana-Etendeka province is incredibly amazing to explore. This igneous place is in Brazil. It was formed more than 130 million years ago. The area of ​​this province is more than one and a half million square kilometers, but scientists do not exclude that the lava spread area could be twice as much.

One of the main attractions of the igneous province is Rio Grande Mountain. The exact reason of its appearance is unknown, but scientists do not exclude that there has been the largest volcanic eruption in that place millions of years ago. Geological changes that followed the major eruptions were very impressive too. Researchers suggest that the picturesque island of Tristan da Cunha appeared as a result of this volcanic activity.

The magmatic Parana-Etendeka province is considered one … Read all
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The coronavirus crisis has made a great impact on the travel industry around the world and Switzerland is no exception. Instead of traditional pastimes like booking a hotel in Zurich or Geneva and enjoying a posh city holiday, tourists crave more outdoor activities these days. This has led to a sharp increase in traveling with bikes. Some places already report the shortage of capacity and free spaces for bikes on trains. Read this


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Advices for popular cities of Brazil

Sao Paulo
1. The city of Sao Paulo feature fine and favorable weather all the year round with an average temperature hardly ever going below 25C. The hottest months of the year are considered to be January and February. Visiting of local landmarks and entertainments during this period may turn rather challenging due to the extreme heat. 2. Tourists should keep in mind than weekdays are the best time for visiting popular museums, zoological parks and other spots of tourist attraction. Those tourists … Read more
Rio de Janeiro
1. Those travellers, who plan to make taxi rides, will have to learn the names of major streets and landmarks. Local taxi drivers are very poor in understanding English, and so they may simply not understand a customer. 2. During a trip it’s good to remember about the elementary safety measures - valuables and large sums of money should be kept in the safe of your hotel room. 3. While going to a beach, do not take expensive jewelry and other valuable items with you. Under no … Read more
1. Going for a trip, be sure to take all possible sun protectors. They will be useful even to those who don’t expect spending much time on the beach, as you can get burnt badly during a casual walk around the city. In the daytime it is better to relax indoors. 2. Local tap water isn’t drinkable, so you have to buy special purified water sold in all supermarkets and smaller grocery stores. Vegetables and fruits bought at the market have to be taken with a great care. They ought to be washed … Read more
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 … Read more

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