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Yes, there is a ferry there. It runs from Manaus to Careiro da Várzea. Here's a street view of the other end: The Amazonas government appears to operate a scheduled ferry service between 5 am and 8 pm daily which can carry vehicles. The trip takes 1h20m. This is in addition to private ferries and boats, some of which do not carry vehicles. It doesn't ...


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The airline IS responsible for checking your visa before boarding, however that responsibility is for the good of the Brazilian government, NOT for the good of the passenger. By not correctly carrying out this check, the airline will likely be fined by the Brazilian government. However, the airline has ZERO responsibility to the customer to check the visa. ...


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No. Some people can find that weird and some can argue it's not apropriate to do personal hygiene on the kitchen but that's not different on Europe or North America IMHO. Just talk it with your roomate and maybe you can get an agreement. I can guess the need can arise in a small apartement with lots more people than bathrooms. If your room mate continues to ...


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I am living in Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte) and I can tell you from experience that tourist staff will not be able to understand anything beyond the most basic phrases unless this is a specialty of your hotel or resort. You'll probably be able to get " Cardapio em ingles" (english menu) at almost anywhere though, with the items numbered and more or less ...


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Bolivian Visa for Indian Citizens As an Indian citizen you need a visa to Enter Bolivia. When you arrive by plane to La Paz you can get a visa on arrival for a fee (~100USD at the time of writing). Quoting from the linked website: National India (IN) /Destination Bolivia (BO) Bolivia (BO) [...] Visa required, except for ...


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Unlike some other Brazilian consulates in the US, the Los Angeles consulate will not mail your passport back to you after processing. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for mailed passports or visa applications and will not mail applications or visas back. Your options are to either pick it up yourself, or to have someone pick it up on your ...


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Step-by-step to request visa card to travel to USA: Source in portuguese: Correio Brasiliense USA embassy in Brazil: USA embassy in Brazil The tourist must fill out the new online DS-160 to apply for a visa at the following address: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. Data must be entered in English, with photo, and the applicant chooses where do the ...


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I assume you arrive at Guarulhos, which is the main international airport of Sao Paulo. It's quite time consuming to get from Guarulhos to downtown Sao Paulo, so, if your hotel is close to the airport, you should think twice about venturing into town. That said, a taxi will set you back about 150R$, currently about 40USD, while public transport, which will ...


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Yes, Brazil requires visa applicants from the US to visit the consulate in person. They explicitly state that they do not accept applications by mail. No visa applications will be accepted by mail. When you finish filling out the electronic visa application form, print the application receipt, glue your picture on it, sign on the appropriate field ...


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English is hardly spoken in Brazil. Your hotel receptionist in Rio may well speak English, but very few others will. Even in Ipanema -- one of the most popular parts of Rio for international tourists --English is not spoken.


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You will need to apply and obtain a Visa for Volunteer Work (VITEM I) to visit Brazil to work as a volunteer. You are not allowed to do so on a tourist visa. To apply for a visa you will need to provide the following documents: Voluntary work (VITEM I) Applicant’s valid passport – ID page; Visa Request Form Receipt – photo and signature; ...


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Searching for "brushing teeth in kitchen sink" returns hundreds of forum posts about this very topic, spread over several English-speaking countries. This leads me to believe that this is a global custom, rather than just a Brazilian quirk. On a personal level, the aversion to brushing teeth in the kitchen is explained by several reasons: It's unusual. ...


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You really don't need to use lots of cash. Most locals deals in credit cards for everything, they are a lot safer. Sometimes even hotdog carts accepts credit cards, Taxi/Uber will gladily accept credit cards. Just keep R$ 300,00 in your pocket/day in case there are too many tourists queuing in an ATM or for small expenses like bus tickets or popcorn. ATM ...


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Currently, U.S. citizens require a visa to visit Brazil. There is an upcoming exemption for the Olympic Games, and there is also some talk about implementing a general visa waiver for U.S. tourists, but that hasn't happened yet. The airline should have checked for your visa when you initially checked in for your flight; they have a system called Timatic ...


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There are two things to mind, the shape of the plug and the voltage. Frequency sometimes matters for clocks and analog devices but less so with modern ones. The standard US plus is two flat prongs and optionally a rounded one for ground. This looks like the one shown top-left on your photo. Carefully read the specification on your device, those which ...


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I just recently visited both and they are quite different. The Argentinian side is much bigger with many viewpoints on the falls including 3 or 4 pleasant trails that can easily fill a day. The Brazillian side is beautiful too, I wouldn't say it's less beautiful as some say it's more intense and concentrated in one main area and you feel the strength of ...


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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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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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This website can give you an idea how much you will pay for a taxi ride: http://www.tarifadetaxi.com/ It's in portuguese but, you don't have to know the language, just select the city, type point A and point B and have fun. Honestly I used sometimes and the estimative was really close! Just keep in mind that if you are unlucky to face a traffic, the ...


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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 am the founder of the website CitySafe which aims to assess the crime and safety levels of large cities and countries worldwide (it’s still work-in-progress, but so far I have done c. 40 cities and countries). For my answer, I am referring to the page about [safety in Rio de Janeiro] (including a crime map).(FYI, Citysafe’s rating algorithm has assessed a ...


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From this article from 2012: The [Brazilian state] defines those in the middle class as people who live in households with a per capita monthly income of between R$291 (US$145) and R$1,019 (US$500) and have a low probability of becoming poor in the near future. Today, those dollar amounts are closer to double the reais mentioned in the quote ...


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This is more a list of comments than a proper answer. I don't know Volta Redonda but Rio is a very expensive town (for Brazil standarts) Credit Cards Locals use it more than cash for day-to-day expenses meaning you also can use it to cover almost anything (make a call to be sure your it ill be valid overseas). Also it ill take the Real x Dollar exchange ...


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According to the website of the Brazilian Consulate-General in Washington: There is no need for a visa if the traveler arrives in Brazil on a flight, remains in the international transit area, without passing through immigration control, and departs on another flight from the same airport. Note, however, that this may be a problem if you have baggage ...


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Like most countries, Brazil allows visa-free transit if you do not need to leave the international transit area of the airport. However, if you have booked separate tickets, then you have to go through immigration and customs in Brazil before checking in to your next flight. This visa can be issued to individuals whose final destination is another ...


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It takes about 40 hours by bus. that's according to the schedule of omnilneas I would recommend to break the journey into several pieces, there are lots of things to see on the way.


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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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The worldwide luggage limit was 70 pounds or 32 kilos for decades. Airlines smelled blood in the water and figured out how to squeeze every last drop of revenue from their passengers by restricting and charging for accompanied luggage. Brazil gave the airlines a hearty middle finger and kept the rules the same as they have always been. If any airlines ...


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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? https://www.tam....



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