Brazil Dos and Don'ts

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Curitiba, Southern Brazil, Brazil
Good place to begin travels to South America - this city is voted the 'Most European' (has a heavy Polish and German heritage). Excellent transport system and the locals are ever-so-friendly.
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Foz do Iguacu, Southern Brazil, Brazil
If you wanna stay here to visit Iguzu Falls, you'd rather prefer staying in Puerto Iguazu, which is in Argentina, a few km away Foz. It is cheaper, more funny, there are more activities, and it is much nicer !!!
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Parati, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
Have a boat ride between the tiny islands and save some money to buy local artcrafts! (Talented artists there)
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Tabatinga, Amazon Region, Brazil
Tabatinga is the jumping off point for boats along the Amazon, either heading west to Iquitos in Peru of east to Manaus. Its not a particularly attractive place! If you're coming in from Peru, you will go through passport control on the Peru side, but on the Brazilian side you'll need to find the local police station yourself to show your documents (inc. Yellow fever certificate, very important). Boats to Manaus go 3-4 times a week. Book a spot on the mid-deck (your hostel will help you) arrive early to grab a spot to hook up your hammock (my boat was leaving at 2PM, I hooked up my hammock at 11 and went for lunch, no-one will move it). You can buy hammocks in Tabatinga, but I'd recommend buying one elsewhere. On the boat, take lots to read because there is very little to do apart from watch the river, and you don't see much wildlife apart from birds (and the odd river dolphin if you're lucky). Food on the boats on the Brazil side is OK (I've heard its not so good on the Peru side), and if you get board with it, there's usually a bar/cafe on the top deck selling toasties etc. Bring lots of drinking water though.
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Joao Pessoa, Northeastern Brazil, Brazil
Joao Pessoa is quiet Brazilian city, located right under the Equator. The city has a nice atmosphere and is relatively safe for travellers, even though caution is always advised. Less than two hours from hot spots like Natal and Recife, Joao Pessoa is still less touristical and for that, much cheaper to visit and shop! The bus system is pretty good, but car rentals or taxis are always a good option. There are many nice malls, and an entire building dedicated to local handcraft where yuo can buy unique and pretty cheap gifts for people at home. Tambau and Manaira are nice beaches about 15 minutes from the city center where you can just sit and enjoy the sun with a chilly caipirinha! Don´t forget to visit the pretty beaches outside of the city like Jacuma or Coqueirinho, you´ll feel like you´re lost in paradise. Watching the sunset in Jacaré is an absolute MUST. There are many bars and restaurants in the area and when the moment approaches, they all play Ravel´s bolero while we just gasp!Romantic and unique! The city also has some historical buildings, like the convent of Sao Francisco, famous for it´s barroque ceiling. Joao Pessoa might not be in most Brazilian guides, but I definitely reccomend it! Go, before everyone finds out about it!
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