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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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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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The seats with different colors (and the color differ from company to company or city to city), are reserved for elder or pregnant or handicapped people, or people with baby in arms. That's for the whole country, not only Vitória. You may sit there, but you should give your seat if someone in these conditions appear. In some countries this doesn't exist ...


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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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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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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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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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We recently added a lot of routes from Brazil here at Busbud. You can travel across Brazil by booking bus tickets via our platform. You can compare companies, prices and schedules, some of these trips are very long, 50 hours for Sao Paulo - Fortaleza! The Brazilian Gringo will give you more tips about travelling by bus in Brazil on his blog. You can browse ...


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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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I confirmed this with a few Brazilians (I'm currently in Sao Paulo). Depending on the bus and the bus route, the turnstile might be at the front or a bit more to the back. This is related to whether the bus needs doors for entry on both sides. The turnstile needs to be after the entry door located furthest to the back. Exit is through one of the back ...


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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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TL;DR Get a VITUR Visa which costs Rs. 1600 and is valid for a maximum of 5 years. Write a letter to them explaining your situation and you'll be good to go! A list of documents and important information is also given on the New Delhi Embassy website. As you might have already guessed you're gonna need a Tourist Visa of the VITUR Category. The price of ...


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You may want to check your visa. Brazilian tourist visas are for 90 days, not the more vague '3 months', to avoid such confusion. Example from Wikipedia: Of course you may have realised this already, as in your case, 90 days including Feb 25 IS May 25, but for future readers I'm clarifying this. Your visa is valid for this entire period, and as you ...


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It's not night here, in most of the games. First phase they were 1PM, 5PM (which there's still daylight) and 7PM. Now they are at 1PM and 5PM. It gets dark in the middle/end of the second game, though.


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Yes you can. Although the right answer is very dependent on your personal interests, here are a few pointers to get you started: Do a 'free' walking tour. They work for tips, so it's not really free, but it's an easy and friendly way to get to know a bit of the city. Spend time at Ibirapuera Park. There are several decent museums in the park, and it's a ...


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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 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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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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You ask many questions, and the answers are several. Yes, you can buy and own a french car while not being a resident. You can insure it either through your own company in whatever country you are in (for a short or long term period) or through a french company. The price might be high, since you might not offer the highest guarantee for the french ...


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You have to contact your local Argentinian embassy / consulate in Brazil who will determine if you're eligible to get an Argentinian visa. I'm speculating here but given that you're a non-resident in Brazil, the Argentinian consulate MAY ask you to obtain a visa from your home country, the Philippines. I understand that you obtained a visa for Panama while ...


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I'm staying at Hotel do Papai, run by two older Lebanese (I think) men (and their fairly pretty daughters). A self contained single is 80R$ (about 27 euros), including breakfast and good wifi. It's in the center and seems to be on the low end, price wise, compared to hotels in the direct vicinity. Driving into town, I passed a bunch of fairly shabby looking ...


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You should get confirmation from immigration, but I'm quite sure that whether you had a student visa for Brazil does not affect your obtaining a tourist visa afterwards. As a British citizen you can obtain a visa/stamp at the border. Upon entry, you might be asked to show proof of future departure. My point above is related to the fact that on a tourist ...


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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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There are definitely cases where you can obtain a visa for Brazil from outside the USA. One example is in Puerto Iguazu (Iguaçu Falls), where the Brazilian consulate typically process applications in 1-2 days, and don't require return flight itinerary. I'm an Aussie, but I obtained a visa there in 24 hours, and there were US citizens applying too. See here ...


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Any Rio de Janeiro travel agency (like riocharm.com) can buy you costumes ahead of time, which guarantees your participation. Costumes can range from US$250 to US$2000, depending on the school's ranking, fame and intricacy of the costume. The part-taker should learn a few samba moves, so as not to look like a total gringo, which can harm the samba school's ...



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