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If you do a search with the terms sushi com chocolate (sushi with chocolate) you will find plenty of recepies. Nevertheless, it's certainly not a trend, I have ate sweet sushi before but I had never heard of norimaki with chocolate before. It's really common to find sweet temakis ("sweet kones") for dessert, I wouldn't be surprised to find one with ...


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They started to migrate to a new system 2 years ago, most of the drivers give you a receipt if you ask for it. And yes, most of the cabs accept credit / debit card. Just in case, If you gonna take it from the Airport, when you take your bag and go to the main hall, you gonna see a hugeeeeee line, this line is for the cabs.. I would mind to check before ...


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Try searching for "temaki de chocolate" instead. Searching for '"temaki de chocolate" Brasilia', for instance, got me the Sushiloko chain and a number of other restaurant mentions (I think - I don't speak Portuguese). It looks as if temaki with chocolate and banana, in particular, is certainly not unheard of.


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There are a lot of musical instruments shops at Rua da Carioca, downtown. You can find a cuíca there. Also, downtown is certainly a destination for tourists, so he's probably going there anyway. For example, Casa Oliveira de Música is located at Rua da Carioca and in their website they claim to sell cuícas among many other percussion instruments.


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With regards to before you go - it depends where you are from, where in the country you are going and what you are concerned about. The UK Foreign Office provides advice here. http://www.nathnac.org/ds/c_pages/country_page_BR.htm It draws attention to: Yellow Fever Diptheria Hepatitis A Rabies Teatnus Tuberculosis Typhoid Malaria Altitiude ...


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Yes, I have done this twice for the same reason (but with an Israeli passport). Check into the flight with your SA passport There is no passport control on the way out of the US Enter Brazil on your SA passport Check into the return flight showing your US passport Exit Brazil on your SA passport Enter the US on your US passport Sometimes the airline will ...


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In 2009, in an act of stupidity, corruption and bad faith, the brazilian governament created a new standard that's different from all other countries in the world: This image shows the brazillian standard at the bottom and the number of countries (países, in red) that use each other standard. That said, it is still very common to find the american ...


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To not rush, and to be able to really take in the spectacle, you should consider taking a large part of a day to visit Iguazu Falls, on either side. With this, I'm saying that you shouldn't try to visit both sides on the same day. But, visiting the falls on the other side is very easy. You can take one of the many regular public busses that travel between ...


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There are buses from Santa Cruz to San Matias in Eastern Bolivia, on the border to Brazil. It takes around 15-18 hours on dirt roads. Once in Mato Grosso (on your way to Cáceres) the roads are very good and modern. You won't easily find information on buses online, just go to the bus terminal once you're there in Santa Cruz and buy your ticket. Don't plan ...


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We just had a problem leaving London Heathrow. The AlItalia check-in would not allow us to leave without a ticket which showed we were leaving Brazil, even though we had a flight booked out of Peru within the three month period. It meant we had to buy a plane ticket out of Brazil before we checked in.


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There's a ferry that takes one hour from Valenca to Morro which costs 20R$. From Salvador, you first have to take a ferry to Bom Despacho, which also takes about an hour, at 4R$ to 6R$, depending on the day, followed by a bus from Bom Despacho to Valenca, taking about two hours, at about 20R$. The direct catamaran from Salvador to Morro is said to take 2 ...


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Layoverguide for Rio suggests a minimum of four hours as a slot to allow a tiny viewing bit of the city. So assuming an hour outside, that still allows three, but that's tight for you. Another traveller online suggests that they've gotten through customs in 30-60 minutes on several occasions, however have once missed a flight with a 1h45 layover. You ...


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Most of the information provided below can be found on Brazilian Health Ministry website, in the section for Traveler's Health. I recommend to read it, as it is a credible source of information for traveler's coming to Brazil. Brazil does not require the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis for entry into the country. About Dengue (and ...


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Pantanal Temperature Excursion You are right in saying that July falls in the Pantanal dry season: the Pantanal has two seasons: a wet season from roughly October to March, and a dry season from April to September. Nevertheless you should keep in mind that dry does not necessary mean warm. Indeed there are various websites warning that nights in the ...


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You're asking for opinions, which are very personal. But... Peru has plenty to offer. You're probably flying into Lima, but not one person I've ever spoken to who has been to Lima has said it was a city worth visiting. Because of that, I skipped it on my trip this year (though I am stopping by next year). Distances in Peru (and South America) are huge. ...


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From the Salgado Filho International you can get on the "Trenssurb" ( a kind of underground ) to Mercado. Mercado is the name of the station of the Old Town of Porto Alegre. I believe this is the best option to do a small trip like that. Some option to visit there: Mercado Publico Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana Praça da Matriz Praça da Alfândega Paço ...


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Just outside the airport there is Monumento ao Laçador. 9 min by car from the airport there is the football stadium Arena do Grêmio. 15 min you get to Park Farroupilha and 20 min you get to the historic downtown, Saint Peter Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral.


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I found a website where the bus connection is shown. But obviously it isn't such a good route as the person stated it would be, so probably I will take a bus to Salvador and then a transfer via boat to Morro de Sao Paulo. Seems to be the fastest and cheapest alternative, though I didn't expect it to be...


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To get enough money to cover your immediate needs, see When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?. TL;DR: Get a debit card with low fees, withdraw from ATM. For larger amounts, open a local Swedish bank account, then use an online currency broker: you transfer R$ to their Brazilian account, they convert the money ...


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I couldn't find a resource that clearly stated you should (or shouldn't) pay any taxes on it, but reading the instrução normativa (art 6º, §4º) published by the Receita Federal about tax treatment applicable to traveller goods it seems that taxes should be paid only if you bring goods above the US$500 limit, but not cash. It seems you must only fill the ...


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If you bought it on one ticket then yes, it is sufficient time or it would not have been sold to you (alright perhaps I am an optimist!). Your luggage will be through-checked to CDG, if on one ticket. (If it is on two tickets it should still be possible to arrange for it to be through-checked and to pick up your GRU-CDG boarding pass at FOR. However I would ...


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A taxi from Guarulhos is not very reasonably priced, in my opinion. I'm not sure about from Guarulhos, but to Guarulhos from Vila Mariana can be 50 USD, depending on the time of day. There are private shuttle busses that cost about 30 reais (10 USD or so) that take you to either the Tiete or Barra Funda bus terminal. There are a few sales offices for these ...


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I'm Brazilian. Only 24% of the Brazilians who lives in Brazil speaks English. It is and this a issue. However Brazilians people usually help people a lot. They normally will try understand your. Doesn't matter with language do you speak. They will try help you specially the waiters, salesperson, taxi drivers. I recommend to you learn some of basics words ...


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That's a VERY general question. That said, the short answer is: You'll have a hard time in Brazil if you only speak English. Many middle class Brazilians understand basic English, and plenty working in the tourist industry understand some English, but you'll have a difficult time communicating when traveling in Brazil. (I live in Brazil and speak some ...


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According to GOL website, "The Brazil Airpass must only be sold and ticketed outside Brazil", then, I assume that they just sell it by travel agents. Anyway, here is the source, you can find more info: http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/agencias/Paginas/airpasses.aspx Email: contatcus@golnaweb.com.br About TAM, have you checked this website? ...


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Previous answer from Afetter is right. I did enter Brasil with over R$10K and didn't pay any taxes. You have to fill the eDPV and declare it to the customs officer of the Receita showing the printed form (after the passport checking by the Policia Federal). They will count the money. If you don't declare the money and they find it, then it will be ...


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I flew Amsterdam-Rio last year, it landed more or less on time, maybe 20 minutes late, but there was an incredibly huge queue at the passport control, that took slightly over an hour. In case your flight is also an hour late, you'd miss the connection, and the flights to Iguassu are more expensive in the last minute. I really wouldn't recommend that ...


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I'm back from my trip, and I thought I'd share my experience. The first flight departed on time, but landed half an hour late due to strong winds on the landing site. I started to get quite concerned about making it by then, with only 2 hours to departure and a check-in to do. Moreover, there was quite a line at the passport check (it was quite fast ...


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This doesn't exist. In general this type of data has not been much mobilized in Brazil, despite the Law of Access to Information and the Open Government/Open Data movement. The link you provide says that the online tool will be released for mobile phones too, but doesn't say when, and knowing the Brazilian bureaucracy's glacial pace of achivement, I ...



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