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No. Excepting some special circumstances that don't apply here like official military travel, a passport is required by the US. Brazil similarly requires a passport. Any airline will simply deny boarding if you show up with only a birth certificate. For instance, if you go to Timatic and tell it that a US citizen wants to go to Brazil with only a birth ...


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I spent a few months in Brazil, I didn't speak any Portuguese and my Spanish is not that good either. So it didn't help me understanding people, but it helped a little reading signs, and they could almost always understand my basic Spanish. Can I get around there with English and a little Spanish? It really depends on where you are going and how deep you ...


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Disclaimer: I haven't stayed in either of those hotels. However I slept in love hotels, so the answer to your question "Are these kinds of hotels acceptable for regular tourists, who just need a place to sleep", is Yes. There are a few things, however, to keep in mind: With love hotels, you are much more likely to get a windowless room. If this is a ...


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The website of the Brazilian Consulate in NYC states: Brazil also has visa waiver agreements with certain countries. For the visa waivers listed below to be in effect, the foreign traveler must bear a passport issued by the country with which Brazil has a visa waiver agreement. In addition to that, the foreign passport must be valid for at least 6 months ...


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No, unless the citizenship of the residence permit holder allows this. Schengen has a special case for residence permit holders of other Schengen states, but generally speaking they go by citizenship. The residence permit might make it much easier to get a visa, but a visa would still be required.


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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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The yellow fever vaccination is recommended but not mandatory (in portuguese) for now: Viajantes internacionais O Brasil não exige o Certificado Internacional de Vacinação ou Profilaxia para entrada no país. a free translation: International Travelers: Brazil does not requires the internacional vaccination certificate when you arrive in ...


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According to TripAdvisor it's rare to get automatic transmissions in Brazil, or that when the companies do have them, they're regularly more expensive. Your best bet is to contact the company before you get to Brazil (from comments of yours on other questions I gather you've booked through Modiva), and find out if you can reserve one. I suspect they'll be ...


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Source: Rio de Janeiro City Hall web site. Convetional Taxis: Ride starts at R$ 4.80. Price 1 - R$1.95/km (from Monday to Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Price 2 - R$ 2.34/km (from Monday to Saturday, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and, Sunday and Holidays all day) For each hour stationary - R$ 24.57 (this is a reference value). ...


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I managed to get around just fine when I moved there. English is more widely spoken in the larger cities than in smaller towns. Spanish is spoken some near the western borders. But in any case, a large smile and gestures along with using a phrase book will get you a very long way.


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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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This appears to be an error, and this itinerary doesn't make any sense. Calafia Airlines does not fly to California or to Brazil (or anywhere outside of Mexico), and one of the flight numbers that come up on kiwi.com, A7 251, doesn't seem to match with any real flights. There's no way it takes 22 hours to fly from California or Mexico to Brazil, as the ...


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Yes, this is allowed for EU passport holders depending on how long you spend outside of Brazil in between visits, and how long your visits last. Exception: this regulation does not apply to citizens of Croatia, Portugal, Poland, United Kingdom and Ireland. As seen on their website Brazil allows: The 90-day period begins on the date of first entry and will ...


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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 appropriate to do personal hygiene in the kitchen but that's no different in Europe or North America IMHO. Just talk it with your roomate and maybe you can reach an agreement. I can guess the need can arise in a small apartment with lots more people than bathrooms. If your room mate continues to ...


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You are in the country legally and have the licence required to hire /drive the car - I can't see any problem. Immigration does not care about your driving and the car hire company does not care about your immigration status. The police may be interested in both but you have the paperwork for each.


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That seems to be a general misconception; you are not travelling 'on a passport', you are travelling as 'a person'. All historic events, overstays, visa, crimes, etc. are recorded for the person, not for the passport; the passport is just a tool to identify you as a person. In other words, you don't get to start over by getting a new passport. As a ...


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This information is not true. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying tickets in Brazilian airline companies. I can assure you that, at least in the two largest companies (TAM and GOL), any foreigner can buy tickets including low cost. The only thing you need to do is change the country configuration to your counry (U.S. i presume) and buy your ...


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There is an entire tourism section on the government site for the dam. On the matter of the spillways, it says (emphasis mine): Watch the spillway in action between the months of December and February when the steel floodgates are open during the rainy season. The opening of the spillway does not follow a preset schedule. It is directly linked to the ...


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I am not sure what are you worried about renewing your passport at a US Embassy. If you're married to a Brazilian national you should have a method of staying in the country legally, which is irrelevant for this question but you should have availed yourself of it. If your passport is less then 15 years old and have not been damaged in any way you can ...


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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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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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If you have urgent international travel plans, you can get an expedited passport for your child. I once needed to get a same day passport because the government lost mine, and there was a Swiss couple ahead of me in line with their adopted newborn. Here's a link to the government webpage; consider calling them as well.


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Manuel, apparently there's a document called ARB, Autorização de Retorno ao Brasil ("Authorization to Return to Brazil"). I first found it on Wikipedia, then I found it on the brazilian consulate in London website. Sadly, I could not find any link on that subject in a website from brazilian consulate or embassy in Australia. In short, ARB it is a document ...


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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 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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In bigger cities like São Paulo or touristic places like Foz do Iguaçu or Ouro Preto cards are accepted virtually everywhere - even in food stands on the street (I even saw once people selling brownies with marijuana and accepting credit cards). I've also never seen any minimum amount limit for card payments and it's normal to pay with a card even for ...


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Yes it is possible. But you are not going to like it. There is a bus connection from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago Chile, going through Paraguay and Argentina, which does not enter Bolivia. Once there you can take a bus from Santiago, Chile to Bogota Columbia, passing through Peru and Equador. These trips take approximately 2.5 days and 4 days ...


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The comments all assume that the legal obligations between the airline and the ticket agent are the same in Uzbekistan as in the US or Europe. In the US and Europe, the passenger bears responsibility for the correctness and completeness of travel documents. That the travel agent was fined, however, suggests that in Uzbekistan the obligations between the ...


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