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Old 01-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #151
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hey 40s, love the thread, looks like I am going to be moving here soon from US for a few months with a friend, ideally we want to get a 1 month rental apartment and backpack south america so we can move elsewhere as is we choose. Look forward to hearing from you, as I have found in the past it seems to be best to book a hotel for a few nights and then go and search once there so we get a feel for the area and because online prices tend to be marked up
Hi Johnny!

maybe the prices are higher online..
but it could be hard to find a place in a good area..(ipanema/leblon)
and it will possibly be more expensive to stay in a hotel while u search for something than arrive with something already booked
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #152
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Hey 40s,

Great thread.

Do you know anywhere they kitesurf in Rio or Florianopolis?

Cheers.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:15 PM   #153
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Hey 40s,

Great thread.

Do you know anywhere they kitesurf in Rio or Florianopolis?

Cheers.
Hi Jay,

i have a friend sho kitesurf... in Rio he does at leblon and barra beaches... when the weather is good, you will see a buuuunch of kitesurfers
its more likely to have good conditions to kitesurf on beaches near barra

about florianopolis i dont know..

and he travels very often to Joao Pessoa (northeast of brasil) just to kitesurf.. but dont expect to find cheap flights to there
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #154
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Hey 40s.

Thanks for the answer. I read a little about the difference between Rio and Florianopolis and it seems everyone favours Florianoplis a lot. What do you think comparing the two?

Do you know what Florianoplis would be like for Carnival? I'm hearing Rio is mostly tourists when Carnival is on and most of the travelers i've met have different plans for it. What do you think of Rio in Carnival?

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Old 01-20-2011, 01:17 AM   #155
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Hey 40s.

Thanks for the answer. I read a little about the difference between Rio and Florianopolis and it seems everyone favours Florianoplis a lot. What do you think comparing the two?

Do you know what Florianoplis would be like for Carnival? I'm hearing Rio is mostly tourists when Carnival is on and most of the travelers i've met have different plans for it. What do you think of Rio in Carnival?

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Hi Jay,

i like florianopolis a lot.. there is a very good fancy scenary of partying that i dont find in Rio that much
the city is also beautiful and cleaner... very smaller than rio(rio has 7mi people and florianopolis 300 thousend)

for carnival, rio is the best choice.. u have street carnival running all day in all the city.. u have the official(and the best) parades etc..
in florianopolis, the city gets full for carnival too.. u def have nice clubs and nice paradors.. more like ibiza style..
but u r not meeting what carnival is

so it kinda depends on u.. what style u prefer to party and if u care about these cultural things (imo its nice to experience the carnival in rio and the official parades.. i never realize how big and different it was till i go there with foreigner friends)

that was a general view.. feel free to ask more
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:44 AM   #156
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Rio vs Florianopolis, pros and cons? I'm planning on going to both, but interested in what you think is good and bad about each choice. Assume living there for 1-4 months.

I'm thinking Rio would be bigger, more things to do, where as Florianopolis would have less things to do,still have a good party scene in summer(brazillian summer) but be generally safer/richer? Is this true, and is there anything else?
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:55 PM   #157
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Rio vs Florianopolis, pros and cons? I'm planning on going to both, but interested in what you think is good and bad about each choice. Assume living there for 1-4 months.

I'm thinking Rio would be bigger, more things to do, where as Florianopolis would have less things to do,still have a good party scene in summer(brazillian summer) but be generally safer/richer? Is this true, and is there anything else?
yes
pretty much this..
considering that u have time to visit both, i guess there is not much to think..do both
if u arent going to florianopolis during summer.. just make sure there is something going on there ( if u like big parties etc )

idk what else could i say that i didnt yet...

but feel free to ask more specific questions
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:07 AM   #158
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hi 40s's, i lived in brazil ( floripa) a few years ago but i wasn't playing poker at the time. I'm going back to brazil now for a few months ( or years dunno i wanna stay brazil is the nuts and i speak perfect portuguese ) but i'm thinking in going for a few months to rio de janeiro ( mengao ftw com o ronaldinho gaucho vai ser moleza) and i wanted to know if there's some place to play live poker there? I know there's no casinos in brasil but is there places that poker is allowed?
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #159
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hi 40s's, i lived in brazil ( floripa) a few years ago but i wasn't playing poker at the time. I'm going back to brazil now for a few months ( or years dunno i wanna stay brazil is the nuts and i speak perfect portuguese ) but i'm thinking in going for a few months to rio de janeiro ( mengao ftw com o ronaldinho gaucho vai ser moleza) and i wanted to know if there's some place to play live poker there? I know there's no casinos in brasil but is there places that poker is allowed?
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Hi..

well.. "mengao" nao vai ganhar nada.. sorry..
and there are places to play live poker.. as i said on previous posts.. i dont like much.. but if u wanna know the places, post here when u get in rio and i tell u..
btw.. i already commented about some places itt and other users too..

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #160
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

hey 40's, i'm looking to stay in florianopolis for 2-4 weeks and am looking on homeaway for a spot with a buddy, do you recommend any certain part of it near the action and best beaches?

Jurere looks like the best beach lifestyle but Lagoa da Conceicao seems to have some nice beaches as well as better nightlife, not sure if we are renting a car yet so maybe it is best to stay in Lagoa de Conceicao


also advice on what internet provider is easiest/best to set up

Thanks

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Old 01-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #161
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hey 40's, i'm looking to stay in florianopolis for 2-4 weeks and am looking on homeaway for a spot with a buddy, do you recommend any certain part of it near the action and best beaches?

Jurere looks like the best beach lifestyle but Lagoa da Conceicao seems to have some nice beaches as well as better nightlife, not sure if we are renting a car yet so maybe it is best to stay in Lagoa de Conceicao


also advice on what internet provider is easiest/best to set up

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i guess if u can pay to stay in jurere its better... just rent a car and u will be fine..
in summer.. no doubt that jurere is the best option...nightlife and day parties are awesome.. and its very safe and fancy
important thing too.. during summer.. trafic is absolutly horrible...
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #162
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

I'm looking to go to Rio in the next couple of months for about 10 weeks to surf, train BJJ and get a sun tan. lol

I want to know if anyone knows if English cash machine cards work in many ATM's out there?

Also what is the general view of Brazilian Jui Jitsu players out there, is it considered a low class sport by locals?

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:05 PM   #163
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I'm looking to go to Rio in the next couple of months for about 10 weeks to surf, train BJJ and get a sun tan. lol

I want to know if anyone knows if English cash machine cards work in many ATM's out there?

Also what is the general view of Brazilian Jui Jitsu players out there, is it considered a low class sport by locals?

Many thanks

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Hi,

im always in touch with foreigners students here.. and i guess they dont have much problem to cashout.. anyway.. i guess i should contact your bank and ask how to proceed..

im almost sure that Jiu Jitsu is not a low class sport... all these brazilians world champions like Anderson Silva, play jiu jitsu.. and its respected..
also.. u will not have problem to find places to train, if u need..
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #164
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what would you recommend a group of 25 year olds do in rio de janeiro do for a week at the end of march? very interested in partying, beaches, and bitches
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:23 AM   #165
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what would you recommend a group of 25 year olds do in rio de janeiro do for a week at the end of march? very interested in partying, beaches, and bitches
ipanema beach
londra bar in fasano hotel
bar do copa in copacabana palace hotel
night at lapa
know other beaches.. prainha, grumari.. (far from the city)
go to strip clubs in copacabana
get some bitches at fancy ***** clubs ( forgot the name of this in english )
visit touristic places.. christ redeemer, sugar loaf etc..
fly by asa delta ( dont know the name either) or paraglinding (google translation ftw)
know others nightclubs.. such as nuth barra

i guess that u can do this easily in one week..

im did not recomend watch a soccer game bc maracana is closed... but u can go to engenhao(the other stadium.. not the same experience)

all this was veeeeery superficial.. but if u need further informations, feel free to ask
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #166
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ipanema beach
londra bar in fasano hotel
bar do copa in copacabana palace hotel
night at lapa
know other beaches.. prainha, grumari.. (far from the city)
go to strip clubs in copacabana
get some bitches at fancy ***** clubs ( forgot the name of this in english )
visit touristic places.. christ redeemer, sugar loaf etc..
fly by asa delta ( dont know the name either) or paraglinding (google translation ftw)
know others nightclubs.. such as nuth barra

i guess that u can do this easily in one week..

im did not recomend watch a soccer game bc maracana is closed... but u can go to engenhao(the other stadium.. not the same experience)

all this was veeeeery superficial.. but if u need further informations, feel free to ask
soundsl like a dream vacation
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:26 PM   #167
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advice on bars to hit up in florianopolis in 2 weeks, we are staying in Lagoa de Conceiago or however you spell it
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #168
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advice on bars to hit up in florianopolis in 2 weeks, we are staying in Lagoa de Conceiago or however you spell it
sorry.. i guess im not qualified to give this type of advice.. hope some one show up with more informations
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #169
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Hey, I'm headed to Rio shortly for 4 days on the way to BsAs... most of the good looking room rentals or hostels I was looking at are in Copacabana? Is Ipanema really a lot better?

I'm into beach, tourist ****, socializing, bars, etc.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:12 PM   #170
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ipanema is alot better IMO. copa was kinda ghetto. i'd stay in either leblon or ipanema if i were you.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #171
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ipanema is alot better IMO. copa was kinda ghetto. i'd stay in either leblon or ipanema if i were you.
qft

not that copacabana is ghetto but ipanema and leblon are the best places to stay!
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:58 AM   #172
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Looking to stay in Brazil Sept-Oct-Nov this year , if anyone can help me out by pointing out any poker houses or just any info will be appriciated. I would rather move into a poker house to have someone to talk to and social with, as I don´t know spanish.

Unless 40´s wants to house me and feed me
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:21 AM   #173
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Looking to stay in Brazil Sept-Oct-Nov this year , if anyone can help me out by pointing out any poker houses or just any info will be appriciated. I would rather move into a poker house to have someone to talk to and social with, as I don´t know spanish.

Unless 40´s wants to house me and feed me
Hi,

well.. first lesson is that u dont need to know spanish... portuguese would be good tho..

i really cant antecipate if a room will be avaiable during this months.. its too early to say! but of course u can count on me for any help

hope you have a lot of fun in rio!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:32 PM   #174
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what would happen to a white foreign guy if he walks through average favela? are there any chances he would be totally "ignored"?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #175
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o do you have a poker house there 40s?
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