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Brazil I want to know about it

Tell me what you know about this wonderful country.
10 years ago, March 29th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #67525  
The Rio carnival seems interesting but from September to January or from March to June is there other carnivals or events similar? I have heard there are block parties. What's with that ?

To see nature and animals, where should I go ?
Any information is welcomed.

Étienne Reply to this

10 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #69769  
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You should buy Frommers guide to
Brazil. It will answer all the questions that you posted. Once there, ask the locals, they will know! Reply to this

10 years ago, June 7th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #75356  
There's just one Carnival, but there are some other less-turistic too.
For instance, in June (And sometimes in July), there is "Festa Junina".

Pantanal is a nice place to see nature and animals. Reply to this

10 years ago, June 8th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #75397  
Hello Etienne 😊

Here is a thread which may interest you.

Travelling in Brazil

Mel Reply to this

10 years ago, June 8th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #75401  

8 years ago, November 13th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #122926  
Salvador is always an interesting alternative for Carnaval

I've been living here for some years now
if you would like more info contact me through my site <snip>

Greetingz from the tropIX
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8 years ago, January 17th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #126740  
I lived in Brazil for a little while, and found it to be a beautiful country. Carnaval is a big crazy party scene (in Rio and Salvador de Bahia especially). I recommend it if you love to party, dance, drink, and stay up all hours. It actually gets pretty exhausting! The blocos are the neighborhood celebrations during Carnaval, think of them like block parties. Each bloco has a different feel to it, different people partying, different music, more or less crowded, etc. You can read descriptions about them in newspapers and magazines and websites, or ask locals which ones they like most.

One thing to know is that prices for hostels and hotels rise tremendously during this time of year.. and places book up fast. So the sooner you decide, the better. Reply to this

8 years ago, January 21st 2011 No: 8 Msg: #127008  
Carnival and also New Years Eve are great excuses for going to Rio, the two greatest parties of the world. I will again this year be in Rio for carnival (parading with Alegria da Zona Sul). I suggest you to get a copy of "Rio for Partiers", which has extensive coverage of everything you need to know about those two events, and loads of other "need to know" stuff! Reply to this

8 years ago, February 2nd 2011 No: 9 Msg: #127987  
There is tonnes to do in Brazil. However, you do need to be aware that Brazil is very expensive now as their currency is stronger than ever. We spent 3 weeks in Brazil and might have struggled with any longer. Think London prices in Rio! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 8th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #130607  
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My friend is doing a series featuring a hostel which specializes in the daily lives of people who travel to brazil (specifically Rio) to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA

here is a link

Connection Rio Reply to this

8 years ago, March 8th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #130632  
Carnival is once again great here in Salvador da Bahia!

It is commonly known as the largest street carnival of Brazil.

Here is a link for travelling in Bahia : <snip>
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8 years ago, May 18th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #136597  
If you want to discover the origins of the actual Brazil you have to visit Bahia, the so called Black Pearl of Brazil.
The revolution in 1822 started in the rural zone of Bahia, more specificly in the city of Cachoeira in the Recôncaro-area.

More info on this link http://<snip>
[Edited: 2011 May 19 14:19 - Mell:49612 ]
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8 years ago, June 24th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #139149  
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Salut Etienne,

There is so much to do and to see in Brazil... I live myself in Rio de Janeiro and volunteer for an NGO called Casa do Caminho (composed of an Orphanage and a Cultural Center in Xerem and a Language School in Ipanema).

I would be glad to give you advices and to show you arround i you still need. Please contact me in private message.

Um abraço
[Edited: 2011 Jun 24 20:21 - IpanemaRudy:202669 ]

[Edited: 2011 Jun 24 20:21 - IpanemaRudy:202669 ]
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