It is constantly hot and humid during and around the summer months, where you may not even want to wear a pair of pants, let alone a sweater at night. Ladies stick to flood pants, skirts, summer dresses and tank tops and T-shirts. Men stick to sandals, Bermuda shorts and T-shirts.
A GSM ready cellular phone will help you stay connected with the world by using the roaming service from Brazilian carriers. If your phone has a built-in camera, even better: take and send pictures and videos to make all your friends instantaneously jealous.
Cheap spending (eating at the hostel, few restaurants, no hardcore clubbing, basic tours): US$60 a day.
Average spending (restaurants and street food, hostel or cheap hotel, most of the tours): US$120 a day.
All-out living (nice hotel, restaurants, all the tours, clubbing, shopping, massages etc): US$200 a day.
You should bring half of your budget in cash and have the other half available on your credit card. Forget travellers checks as they are not readily accepted.
Towel or swimming gear Snorkel or Hawaiian shirts Winter jacket Laptop
If you are in a group, instead of each person paying for their beer, for the taxi, their entrance and other small stuff, why not
choose someone to carry the petty cash. Each morning, each member chips in R$50…
Call the closest Brazilian consulate and check with them on the required vaccines and visas. Also check the listing of consulates world-wide at: www.brazil.org.uk
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