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Summer Clothes

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.

Winter Clothes

Winter (June to August) in Rio feels like mid May in the northern part of the US and Europe or like beginning of April in the southern part of the US and Europe. Dress accordingly. During a cold night in mid winter, temperatures drop to 60F, 15C

Equipment

  • Sunglasses
  • Cheap watch
  • Digital camera (the smallest possible)
  • Disposable camera (for street events)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Sun-screen
  • Cap

GSM mobile phone

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.

Budget and Money

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.

What you don’t need to bring

Towel or swimming gear Snorkel or Hawaiian shirts Winter jacket Laptop

Petty Cash

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…

IDs and Cards

  • Passport
  • Student ID
  • Driver’s License
  • Tourist V isa
  • 2 Credit Cards (Visa & Mastercard) Call your card and let them know you’ll be travelling to South America, as they sometimes freeze your card (on seeing irregular activity) till you call in to explain.

Before flying toBrazil

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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