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    Portuguese Language Courses in Rio

    by mangueirense Written Feb 16, 2010

    Favorite thing: For those who wants to get an intensive language course
    in Rio, might want to inform about courses here:

    http://talkrio.com/
    http://www.studyabroadinternational.com/Brazil/Rio/Brazil_Rio.html
    http://www.learn4good.com/great_schools/portuguese_schools_brazil.htm

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    Currency Exchange

    by HispanicYob Written Jan 14, 2010

    Favorite thing: One of the first things I needed to immediately do convert my American dollars to Brazilian reais . I stayed at the Tupiniquim Hostel in Botafogo and I exchanged my money there directly at the hostel. I remmeber the exchange rate being fairly decent. For example, apx 198 USD was equal to apx 305 Reais (as of 2008 it was). If you're staying at a hostel or even a hotel, see if they can do a currency exchange for you. You might even get a better rate.

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    Beach Life in Brazil

    by jwilliams2005 Updated Oct 14, 2009
    Plataforma Show
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    Favorite thing: There are several activites tha I love about Brazil. They are; the hospitality and culture of the Brazilian people, the beaches, the beautiful women, the restaurants, the adventure and the fantastic Plataforma Shows.

    Fondest memory: One of my most fondest memories of Rio is going hang gliding for the first time, and traveling on the cable car to Sugar Loaf.

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    Cost of Rio?

    by JohnniOmani Written Oct 3, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Rio De Janeiro is not one of the cheapest places in the world but come on it is Rio De Janeiro. The following prices are average for Rio De Janeiro just to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive.
    Liter of gas = R 2.20
    Bottled water = R 1. 50
    Glass of Beer = R 4
    T Shirt = R 25
    Caipirinha = R 5
    Pair of Havaianas = R 15 to 20
    Admission to Samba Club R 10 to 25
    Dinner for Two = R 65
    Cable Car Ride = 35

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    Beach Life in Brazil

    by jwilliams2005 Updated Aug 19, 2009
    Ipanema Beach
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    Favorite thing: There are several activites tha I love about Brazil. They are the hospitality and culture of the Brazilian people, the beaches, the beautiful women, the wonderful beaches, the restaurants and the fantastic Plataforma Shows.

    Fondest memory: One of my most fondest memories of Rio is going hang gliding for the first time, and traveling on the cable car to Sugar Loaf.

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  • Locals show you their favourite spots

    by sucesso Written Jun 9, 2009

    Favorite thing: Some locals in Rio make themselves available to show visitors their favourite views, bars, restaurants, shops and special spots.
    They are usually journalists, fotographers, designers and freelancers.
    Lots if fun, worth trying it out: www.rentalocalfriend.com

    Fondest memory: Definetly old city centre, Santa Teresa, of Rio is a charming little gem. I loved to ride on the trolley and watch the city from the top hill.

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  • English-speaking dentist in Rio de Janeiro

    by mcmarch Written Apr 22, 2009

    Favorite thing: Just in case you need an English-speaking dentist in Rio de Janeiro, I recommend Dr. Priscila Barreto. She's a cosmetic dentist and root canal specialist, very friendly and gentle!

    http://www.drpriscila.com

    Safe travels!

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    Wi-fi access

    by robine Updated Apr 13, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Wi-fi access is being increasingly provided by cafes and shopping centres, and is now available throughout the Copacabana beach area. One of the best places to take your laptop is the Shopping Leblon mall, which provides power outlets as well as fair to good connectivity, security, and air-conditioned comfort.

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    Discounts for oldies

    by robine Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Anybody over 60 is entitled by law to a discount of 50% on concert and cinema tickets, and discounted or free admission to most museums and galleries. Proof of age (eg photocopy of passport) is occasionally demanded.

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    Visually Striking

    by kaloz Written Nov 11, 2008

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    A Favella
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    Favorite thing: Rio de Janeiro is set btween the ocean and the hills, this breaks up the city and makes it feel more small town and friendly. There is always something to look at: the beaches, the hills, inland lakes, a forest, and the people.

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  • Galdino Campos Clinic

    by Joana2pinto Written Oct 10, 2008

    Favorite thing: I got a bad flu while visiting Brazil and my concierge told me about Galdino Campos clinic. It was really food to know that they are specialized on tourist’s healthy.
    The staff attended me pretty well and thanks to them I could get back strong enough to enjoy my holidays! Highly recommended.

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    TO SEND A POST CARD

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jun 3, 2008

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    Posto dos Correios - Easy to use!

    Favorite thing: I would say that the brazilian post office is reliable!!! It is the most modern in South America and if you stay in Copacabana area you will noticed that the neighborhood is very well served. The main avenue NOSSA SENHORA DE COPACABANA has around 4 or 6 branches, but the agency with less lines is right in the end of the beach, in an area that we call POSTO SEIS.

    And in every newspaper stand you can find lovely post cards to send to your dear ones!

    That branch is right located in the corner of RUA RAINHA ELIZABETH AND NOSSA SENHORA DE COPACABANA.

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    WHEN THE OCEAN IS TOUGH

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Mar 13, 2008
    Crazy cariocas in a tough sea!

    Favorite thing: If you like surfing, just do like these kids...they get to the FORTE DE COPACABANA and take the trails to Praia do Diabo. Then you will see what is in between Copacabana and Arpoador...beautiful landscapes, beautiful and huge waves beating the rocks...and crazy CARIOCAS trying to get the best waves.

    I was there today and I could take some pictures!!!!

    YES...RIO CAN BE A GOOD DESTINATION FOR SURF!!!!

    Indeed Rio is part of the World Championships and the brazilians are part of the Planet's Surfing Elite!

    MAR 13TH 2008

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    Beach Sand Sculptures

    by HispanicYob Written Feb 11, 2008
    It takes a lot of hard work to make these
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    Favorite thing: One of my favorite things about Rio was walking along the avenues of Ipanema and Copacabana and coming across the sand sculptures made by various locals. It takes hard work and dedication to make these. One wonders if they just simply leave these there at nightfall or if they actually stay there and guard them? I should've asked. The artists who made these appreciate a tip if you take a picture with it.

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    City by the sea

    by toonsarah Written Jan 27, 2008

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    Copacabana and beyond, from the Sugarloaf
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    Favorite thing: The coastline of Rio is a series of bays, each with its own character. Those nearer the city centre, such as Flamengo and Botofogo, are more down-to-earth, while the beautiful people hang out on Copacabana and Ipanema. The smaller bays, such as Leme at the foot of the Sugarloaf and Arpoador between Copacabana and Ipanema, seemed lower-key and less frantic, with the latter being a popular surfing spot. Leblon, beyond Ipanema, seems to attract mainly local familes and is quieter than some of the other beaches, and beyond this, and furthest from the city centre, Barra da Tijuca beach is, like Arpoador, popular with surfers, and also with hang-gliders.

    Fondest memory: As we left Rio and drove to the airport to catch our early flight to Iguacu the sun was just rising. The view of the bay of Botofogo tinted pink by the sun, and the headland of the Sugarloaf seen mistily beyond it, will stay with me forever. I only regret that I was too taken with it to think to ask the driver to stop so that I could photograph it.

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