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Dec
22
comment Why do you need to be Brazilian to buy a discounted Brazilian domestic flight ticket?
I guess this is just because they have poorly designed systems. Probably someone decided that demanding a CPF would enhance the security of the website but forgot that foreigners don't have one. Some companies say that when the user chooses a different language then the CPF demand is ignored but I haven't checked to see if this is true.
Sep
24
comment Cheapest way to travel from India to Brazil
By my own experience the only reasonable(but not cheap) route for your journey are flights of Emirates. One that goes from India to Dubai and another one from Dubai to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. This one takes around 20 hours. All other combinations requires more then one connection, are way longer and I don't think they would be less expensive.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to obtain a Brazil visa without confirmed travel plans? (US citizen)
I just read the form(it is in portuguese) that you have to fill to apply for the visa and on it you have to write when you expect to enter and leave Brazil, and you should also write your contact address at Brazil. So, you should have some plan before applying for the Visa, although it is not required to have tickets bought. But Brazil and US have been cooperating lately trying to revoke the need of visa between both countries. So I suggest you try to call to a Brazilian embassy and ask them if those info in the forms are really needed because they may allow you to leave it empty.
Oct
8
comment Is it possible to visit Old Goa from the beach resorts?
No, he also took me back to the hotel.
Sep
24
comment What are the facilities like at Lille Europe station after Eurostar checkin?
I took the Eurostar from Lille around 4 years ago. I'm not sure if I remember it well but in my memory the immigration is done after you already reached the facilities area, not before. I remember some cafes but I think there weren't enough seats (my memory may be betrayaling me though).
Sep
3
comment Getting a SIM card (prepay) in India
@jpatokal: I tried at a store in the City Centre Mall and they told me that only postpaid cards are sold in India. Then I tried at another store near the same mall and the guy there told me that there is a lot of bureacracy for foreigners so the sellers just refuse to sell the cards to outsiders and sugested me to try to ask for a SIM card at my hotel. So I did, and the hotel told me that they could get it for the guests in the past but they don't do it anymore because of bureacracy. I will try at the place you told me.
Aug
28
comment Getting a SIM card (prepay) in India
Where exactly in Chennai was this little shop? I've already given up trying to get a prepaid SIM card in Chennai...
Aug
19
comment Paying by credit card while overseas cheaper in US dollars or in the local currency?
Sorry, it was not clear in my question but US dollars is not my local currency. Although your principle still applies to my scenario. It is easy for me to have an idea on how much I'm paying in dollars than in the hotel's currency.
Aug
19
comment Paying by credit card while overseas cheaper in US dollars or in the local currency?
@hippietrail my country currency is not US dollars. The guy offered me this option because US dollars are a universal option.
Aug
16
comment One month in India: eating tips to getting spiced-out
Sorry, but I have to say that their yoghurt is really bad. About the lemonade, some locals told me that for children they counteract the spice by squeezing lemons on the food.
Jul
3
comment Finding if a medicine is available in India
Thanks for the answer. My medicine is likely to be considered a controlled one and since I haven't found it on the list you provided, I guess I will have to take it from home.
Jun
30
comment Finding if a medicine is available in India
This, in the name of your good lord, is an official list of medicines available in the U.S. accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm I'm wondering if India has something similar.
Jun
30
comment Finding if a medicine is available in India
Hi Mark. I asked for an official list because if someone in the future needs to know about other medicine in India they wouldn't have to post another similar question. Although, as you suggested, I added the name of the medicine in the question.