Brazil What to Pack

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Brazil What to Pack

  • Mosquitos and Humitity

    Manaus What to Pack

    a strong Backpack with lining or sealed Suitcase would be appropriate, learn some portugues travel lite, wash or let wash in the Hotel laundry...good footwear is essential many articles you will find in Manaus to suit, ask you GP when on Medication and get your shots beforehand. protect your Equipment, high Humidity, Rain and Watersplashes when...

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  • Packing List

    Manaus What to Pack

    For the jungle,, the best way to carry your luggage is of course a big satchel. In the jungle: Comfortable clothes, cotton best, and swimming clothes, sunglasses, cap, and soap to wash clothes, if you find it necessary. Mosquito net is not really necesary. Though they are quite big, there are not so many (in the Black River. If you go to Solimooes...

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  • Packing List

    I would advice to bring as little clothes as possible.The brazilians are very casual, but also very aware of what they are wearing.If you show up in whats really cool in your home country you might very well look like a complete clown in Brazil.My advice is to spend the first week looking at the brazilians and see what they wear and then buy the...

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  • South America Map

    If you are planning to travel around South America buy a map at home. It's virtually impossible to find let alone buy a full size map of South America. It seems odd but of all the bookstores we've searched they only carry maps of other continents and individual countries. So buy your maps at home.

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  • South America Map

    If you are planning to travel around South America buy a map at home. It's virtually impossible to find let alone buy a full size map of South America. It seems odd but of all the bookstores we've searched they only carry maps of other continents and individual countries. So buy your maps at home.

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  • Things to take

    Slip free sandals/flip flops because the sidewalks can be slippery when wet. As for clothes, pretty much anything goes...wear whatever you want but it's best to pack light weight clothing. The dress code is pretty casual, even at night clubs and stuff so you don't have to dress up. Keep a roll of toilet paper as you will come across toilets with...

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    Collins Illustrated hecklist.Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica ISBN: 00-02200-77-5 1998The first field guide to illustrate every species of bird found in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and Uruguay. 1140 species are illustrated in colour and appear on pages opposite the text for quick and easy reference. The...

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  • Light and easy - pile it and half it

    Be sure to bring a 'mochila pobre' as I call it - a backpack or bag that looks poor - you don't want to become a target. I would skip this department all together except for what you wear on the plane. Buy a piar of Havainas - slippers - once in Brasil - for around R$13 (US$6) - you will fit in better and they are all the rage now in Paris...

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  • good preparation

    is everything and takes you places but what ever takes your fancy, I traveled light and with a small but strong lined Backpack on the front..I had more control if someone would sneak up from behind to rip the bag off. good shoes..which incidently could be bought in Brazil, one of the main Export is leader...the shoes are just greattake good care...

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  • There is nothing to pack

    There seems to be nothing what you can´t buy also in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo or Fortaleza also some things are hard to find in such big cities and you don´t speak portugues. So you really only need money and/or your creditcard.

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  • Washcloth? Washcloth?

    Washclothes are generally not used in Brazil. It is expected that a person taking a shower will use the soap directly on their skin. This may be a little odd to most North Americans, and if you can't live without a washcloth then you need to take one with you. Even the most expensive hotels may not have them - though a few might. They are the...

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  • A visa for American Citizens...

    By now most travelers know about Brazil's visa recopricity rule. That is, since Brazilian citizens are required to have a valid visa to enter the USA, American citizens are required to have one to enter Brazil. Also, American citizens are photographed and fingerprinted upon entry, just as is required of Brazilian citizens entering the USA.

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  • Absolutely necessary:

    Detergent and clothesline (instead of to much clothes - you will have to carry it and luggage is restricted to 20k by most air carriers - i.e. Brazil Air Pass; clothes dry easily overnight in Brazil) Oropax (noise caused by roosters in the morning, dogs barking at full moon, ventilators inside and outside of your room, small children in the...

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  • Various

    Pack light when traveling to Brazil. There's no need to bring your expensive belongings as the country on the whole, is very laid back and casual. Sao Paulo is perhaps the most urban and therefore might require some dressing up, but for the most part, casual is the way to go. The country is also so vast that you'll want to consider the...

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  • Passport, visa, tickets and reservation...

    email yourself copy of all your docs: passport,visas,health info...there are net places in some pretty remote areas. teva or outdoor sandalshiking/walking bootslightweight egyptian tunics are great Sunscreen SPF protection for lips Insect repellent antibiotic ointmentband aidstea tree oil or lavender great for bugs to repel & bites film-its...

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  • Don't take dress-up clothes!!!

    In regards to dress-up clothes for going out at night, don't take anything too fancy. Everyone in Brazil dresses in a very kick-back style when they go out at night as compared to the U.S. For girls, an ideal outfit for going to a club at night would consist of cute jeans, a tiny top (remember, it's hot there), and sandals. DON"T WEAR...

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  • Packing List

    This is my favorite souvenir from Brasil :A stoned fish, that I bought on a local market in Belem

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  • General info

    Things are really cheap in Brazil, so remember that when choosing your luggage (you can always buy your luggage at one of the many shopping malls). I wouldn't recommend women carrying a purse because it's certainly an invitation to pickpockets, so prefer a hidden-pocket. Brazilians, even in the major cities, dress casually outside the...

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  • GUIA 4RODAS - GUIA DAS PRAIAS-Guide to...

    The single most important item for any traveler to the beaches of Brasil is the indespensable and excellent quality "Guia das Praias by 4rodas". This is the difinitive guide to the beaches in Brasil, and includes 100 sattelite images of every kilometer of the beaches of Brasil, excellent photos of the beaches, and information on over 2100 hotels...

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  • Packing List

    Something small. Be practical! Don't go carrying your house on your back like a snail! Depends on where you're going to. but in general, it's a hot country with sudden rain. So it's always good to have a pair of jeans and a pullover. Don't forget confortable open sandals (leather or rubber), sun screen, t-shirts (avoid dark colours, for they...

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  • Packing List

    Travel guides:For my trip i used the brasil handbook of lonely planet.If you understand portugues a very good guide for the beacches is the 'Quatro rodas: praias'; a guide with a ranking of the beaches, a good roadmap and suggestions for accomdiation and restaurants. You can buy it in e nearly evry bookstore in bigger cities.

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  • Packing List

    If you go to Brazil for the beaches, then you really don't have to pack much. I lived out of a duffel bag for 10 days and I still brought too much. Bathing suit (dental floss), a pair of sandals and a hat. Sunscreen! Us gringo types burn easily. ;)A good insect repellent wouldn't hurt much either.Of course whenever travelling to a warm climate...

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  • Packing List

    GIRLS - make sure you buy your beachwear when you arrive in Brazil. It would be considered a national disaster if you turned up in a bikini not up to the standards imposed by the latest fashion crowd. An imported bikini will also make you look like a sack of potatoes so drop your inhibitions and get into the spirit! High sun factor creams are a...

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  • Packing List

    In general, I think the best bag is a backpack. One big for your clothes and so on, and one small for daytrips and passport, tickets and all the really important stuff. Carry this as a handluggage on the planes, buses.. etc. Bring a ball! A volleyball that can be used both as a ..volleyball and a football. It is a GREAT way to meet...

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  • Packing List

    Depending on your form of travel, whatever suits you. Don't pack things you can't replace if you have a problem with luggage. We brought carry-on suitcases (one for each of us) so we didnt have to wait for luggage at each flight, but it still had to be checked once we were in Brazil. The planes for those interior flights were small, and only small...

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  • Packing List

    I recommend you take luggage that can be closed with a small lock (most hotels/guest houses don't have lockers). In large cities, we left our daypacks at the hotel. Take some comfortable and inexpensive clothes to blend in the crowd (e.g.: everyone wears plastic flip-flop sandales). Don't take any valuable outfits/gear as you might attract...

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  • Packing List

    BRING YOUR BIKINI by the way...There is a nude beach somewhere in Buzios, I don't know If I'd go and take all my clothes off...maybe for other people that very common but I only make topless once in Barcelona, I was with a friend, nobody knows me...ok, I take it out! I've never asked my husband if he loves the idea. LOL

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  • Packing List

    NOthing Special, but if you are heading into the Amamzon, I reccomend you take as little as possible, as most places to stay aren't very big, and not many places to keep the stuff. Also variable. In the cities, normal clothes are best. But in the outer regions, whole-body covering is reccomended. I know it's not likely, but you wouldn't want the...

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  • Packing List

    small and easy to deal with-carry-on is best. not much. it's warm in salvador all the time. i've been during their winter and summer and there wasn't much difference it what i wore. in their winter you need a light sweater at night and a rain jacket. buy your beach wear there. comfortable shoes-the pelourinho is all cobble stone and during...

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  • Packing List

    Never forget:1. Sun glasses2. Moisturizer3. Sun block4. Insect repelent (if going to the Amazon) There are plenty of places to buy anything you may need, like sensitive film rolls, b&w films, batteries of all kinds and even equipment.

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  • Packing List

    Pack light. Cabbis get crabby with heavy luggage although generous tipping usually cures their woes. Business Travel Buy a digital camera...bring laptop. Beach gear? Buy some of those paddle ball sets, people play them constantly along the beach. One more thing, apparently your bikini it should be able to be packed into a tooth brush holder.

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  • Packing List

    Don't forget a bathing suit and light clothes. Remember that Brazil is a tropical country. But if you are coming to the south, and it is winter, you can even get some snow. Suntan lotion!!!! Brazilians love beaches and sun. As it is very hot, we have many mosquitos and other insects around. It's good that you carry some spray to keep them away,...

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  • Packing List

    Summer time: soft clothesWinter time: if in Santos...still soft clothes! a sweater is enough! Family Travel Yo can find camping around Santos but not in the city! maybe in Guaruja ( another riviera city )just 15 minutes away by ferry.

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  • Packing List

    If you like to shop, make sure u bring a box with extra space for the loot u want to take back.A good strong suitcase with a lock on it should be fine. If you go during the summer time like we went in January... take lots of summer stuff... its HOT..it was about 90 degrees one night.Sandals, shorts, sleevelss tops They have loads of pharmacies,...

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  • Packing List

    If you like coffee bring along some first class Brazilian coffee from your home country because you won't find it in Brazil...It is also very hard to find places that will serve cafezinho in the afternoon or evenings... After all life isn't meant to be easy!

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