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Subject: Englishman travelling in Brazil


Posted by Colin
On Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 07:06:39

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I would really like to experience the real Brazil, getting in some rock climbing, backpacking and perhaps get a beach or two in along the way for a bit of diving.

I would appreciate any first hand advice from anybody on the cultural do's and don'ts, safety, transport etc.....and most importantly good places to visit away from any Tourist hordes.

I lived a great deal of my life in parts of Africa and have travelled to all the Continents except South America so I am well used to travelling hard and with a pack on.

....do Brazilians especially the rural population have any grievances or suspicions against British people....especially a guy travelling alone..??

RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by M. Rocha
On Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 05:06:48

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Try these places, where nature can still be found :
http://www.elements.nb.ca/theme/greenlife/renzo/renzo.htm ( Chapada Diamantina- Bahia)
http://www.noronha.com.br/english/index.html ( Fernando De Noronha )
http://www.brazilny.org/turismo/abrolhosdireita.htm (Abrolhos)
http://www.bootsnall.com/cgi-bin/gt/samericatravelguides/mar01natal.shtml (Genipabu Dunes )
http://www.jericoacoara.com/info/index.html ( Jericoacoara Beach )

*DON'T drink tap water EVER
*DON'T carry much cash with you ( british switch cards can be used to withdraw money from ATMs from BANCO DO BRASILbranches all over the country)
*DON'T DRESS UP LIKE A TYPICAL TOURIST ( jeans, shorts, chinos, comfortable clothes will do)
*DON'T forget your sun lotion with a good SPF
*DON'T try to enter or leave the country with drugs ( if you want to consume them, you should be aware of the risk of being arrested )
* DON'T accept any invitation you wouldn't do at your home country
* DON'T engage in the sexual tourism

Brazilians are very nice and friendly people and being talkative doesn't mean a great deal of intimacy. In rural and small comunities, try to comunicate the best way you can, for people are usually very receptive.

I advise you to consult your GP before you leave the UK to check any need of taking vacines for tropical diseases, like Malaria and Dengue. Try to eat and drink sensibly, taking advantage of the vast choice of fruits, juices and fish you will find there. If you eat meat, don't be afraid of Foot and Mouth or Mad Cow diseases.

And DO enjoy yourself!
responding to Englishman travelling
Posted by john mckay
On Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 21:30:53

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to the englishman,
how's your trip going? I have been trying to research brazil for a little while but it is tough to find an English/portugeus website. Had a bunch of questions for you.....can you help?

-texas
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:34:19

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Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:34:34

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Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:34:48

Message:
Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:35:26

Message:
Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:35:50

Message:
Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:36:24

Message:
Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Fernando Fugit
On Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 03:38:24

Message:
Make time to learn a little Portuguese before you
leave.Just by learning some basic words and sentences,your trip will be more enjoyable.Don't be paranoid about safety,just apply common sence to whatever you do,just as you would back home.
Brazillians are generally very friendly,and they
come in all shapes and sizes,infact, you will probabaly share a lot in common with most Brazillians.Good Luck.
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Colin
On Monday, February 25, 2002 at 06:29:40

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I wish to say thanks to everybody who has helped me with information. I have received dozens of emails so far.....some with detailed climbing descriptions and other very useful information.....thanks very much again!

I like Brazilians already....you have all been such friendly helpful people. I fly to Sao Paulo in 3 weeks. This first trip is a short recce for a couple of weeks. I intend to return in July/ August if all go's well.....

I must say I am somewhat nervous over the size Sao Paulo....I am not a city person and intend exiting very fast....with all that space in Brazil I am puzzled why they build highrise and everything so condensed??
RE: Englishman travelling in Brazil
Posted by Colin
On Monday, February 25, 2002 at 06:30:04

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I wish to say thanks to everybody who has helped me with information. I have received dozens of emails so far.....some with detailed climbing descriptions and other very useful information.....thanks very much again!

I like Brazilians already....you have all been such friendly helpful people. I fly to Sao Paulo in 3 weeks. This first trip is a short recce for a couple of weeks. I intend to return in July/ August if all go's well.....

I must say I am somewhat nervous over the size Sao Paulo....I am not a city person and intend exiting very fast....with all that space in Brazil I am puzzled why they build highrise and everything so condensed??

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