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Old 02-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #201
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hi some questions, I am thinking about maybe going to Brazil for holiday


is prostitution legal? are the girls clean?

how are the hostels to stay in?

how is crime rates?

how much USD$ do you think one would need to have a 2 week holiday there?

how is the night life? is it nice and clam, safe, or a bit hectkit, fights etc etc?

are there still untouched parts of RIO, i.e the real brazil, were tourists dont go, is that bit safe?
prostitution is not legal.. and who know if the girls are clean ? we hope yes.

but seriously.. Rio is a huge city.. with 7 million habitants..
for almost all those questions the answear is "yes and no".. there are good hostels and bad hostels.. etc..
and there are few parts untouched..
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:07 AM   #202
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I've been living in rio as well in the last few months although I've been travelling a lot too...

Is there anymore people around besides 40s and johnnyrocket ? We could schedule a meeting
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:44 PM   #203
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http://www.escapeartist.com/OREQ/OREQ.html

Check out here for lots of info.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #204
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Hi,
im staying several month a year in brazil, but i always thought there is no live poker (cash game), well appearently there is
Do u know a place in Niteroi, across the bridge from rio to play Live Poker?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #205
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im staying several month a year in brazil, but i always thought there is no live poker (cash game), well appearently there is
Do u know a place in Niteroi, across the bridge from rio to play Live Poker?
The only place i heard is Nit Poker - http://www.nitpoker.com/ -
but i dont have other infos about this place..
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #206
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Thats a start, thanks a lot.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:51 PM   #207
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prostitution is not legal.. and who know if the girls are clean ? we hope yes.

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WTF???

Prostitution IS COMPLETELY legal in Brazil, for the whores and for the customers. Just the owners of the houses can have problems sometimes! I think I don't have to say that it is NOT legal have sex with under-18 prostitutes.

And if the girls are clean or not, it depends on how much you are paying. Cheap and poor whores usually aren't.

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how are the hostels to stay in?

how is crime rates?

how much USD$ do you think one would need to have a 2 week holiday there?

how is the night life? is it nice and clam, safe, or a bit hectkit, fights etc etc?

are there still untouched parts of RIO, i.e the real brazil, were tourists dont go, is that bit safe?
Don't know about hostels, but probably they are not good nor clean enough. Good news is that there are some very acceptable hotels with good prices.

Crime rates depends on where are you going to stay. Rio, São Paulo, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza are dangerous. The south is not that dangerous, but you must be carefull in the big cities (Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Joinville, Pelotas, Caxias do Sul, etc). In southern interior, crime rates are similar to europe.

with 1-2K dollars you can spend 2 good weeks around here.

night life is VERY good in almost all Brazil. There are some fights sometimes, but if you don't look for troubles, troubles won't look for you. But if you are one of those guys who looks for problems, who use drugs, who try to pick up other guys' girlfriends, etc., troubles might find you.

In Rio, those untouched spots are dangerous for tourists. Today I saw a report of some tourists who went to a poor neighborhood to buy drugs and the CAB DRIVER called the cops (corrupt cops) to exploit them (they wanted 5K dollars to not arrest them). But the tourists did the right thing: denounce to police and the cops got arrested. lol.

As you see, Brazil is not a perfect country, but it is quite civilizate. If you take some care, you will sure have some good time around here.



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Old 03-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #208
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just to try to make things clear... prostituition is legal..
explore prostitution is ilegal and publicly inciting the sexual act(sorry,google translator) is also a crime

from here, u can take some conclusions..

but i guess this is not what our friend wanted to know..

and for whoever come.. no, u wont have problem to find whores and wont have problem to have sex with them...



and i dont know from where is our brazilian friend above..
but there are good hostels in rio.. such as Che Lagarto in Ipanema..
and, in my opinion, the hotels in rio are expensive
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:56 PM   #209
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Hi, I imagine answer to this has been posted before so if its annoying to asnwer lemme know, I'll go thru the thread again. What kind of place can I get if my budget for rent and fixed expenses (electricity/water/interent/tv/maid) is 1500$. I plan to come for 2 or 3 months starting september 1st. I want a 1bedroom palce in the best area possible which seems to be Ipanema or Copacabana.


Also do u know a good site for looking at places? I cant find any site that really has a lot to show

Thx a lot
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:40 PM   #210
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

hostels are the best places to stay by far, especially if you don't speak any portuguese, you meet young nice people with similar interests and you do things together, I have plenty to rent places but much prefer hostels

ON THE RE-ENTries - IT IS UNLIMITED up until the date on the visa, I came in and out 3 times over a 6 week period.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:43 PM   #211
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just to try to make things clear... prostituition is legal..
explore prostitution is ilegal and publicly inciting the sexual act(sorry,google translator) is also a crime

from here, u can take some conclusions..

but i guess this is not what our friend wanted to know..

and for whoever come.. no, u wont have problem to find whores and wont have problem to have sex with them...



and i dont know from where is our brazilian friend above..
but there are good hostels in rio.. such as Che Lagarto in Ipanema..
and, in my opinion, the hotels in rio are expensive
che lagarto hostels are nice everywhere, I recommend them, mango tree was nice in Ipanema also
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:19 PM   #212
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Hi,

New to the forum, but have been reading this thread for the past few weeks and figured i may as well ask a few questions myself!

The Latin American Poker Tour - my bankroll does not stretch to the $2300 main eveny buyin, but am looking to maybe play Peru in April and Argentina in June...do the casino's run satellites to these events in the days preceding the event? I know there are sat's on 'stars but would like the option of lives ones as well.

I am taking my laptop with me to grind the MTT's whilst i'm away, i fly into Rio and then plan to 'do the rounds' in South America - are the chances of getting it robbed high? I am a security conscious person and obviously won't put myself in a position to become a target, but any advice/thoughts on this would be gratefully recieved.

Also, from a non-poker perspective, i am looking for some advice on what route to take around on my travels. Obviously i only want a vague idea of what people would recommend, but if i fly into Rio and have 4 months wanting to see as much of the continent as possible, how would people go about it? Would you go North from Rio and do alot of Brasil that way? Or head South towards Uruguay and go North from there etc etc?

Any other advice from people about amazing places/things to do etc anywhere in South America would also be much appreciated.

Sorry for the long post and lots of questions!

Look forward to replies,

Thanks
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #213
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sorry if this has been asked before:

are the poker clubs 100% legal?.. also i dont want to get robbed by walking out there with 1000 rais in my pocket =P

do you know any specific locations of poker clubs..

i will be in rio in the in july =)
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #214
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When is it wet/dry/hot/cold/boring? I don't think I remember seeing anything regarding the seasonality of things in rio. I'd hate to visit and be stuck with 3 weeks of rain or something else that would make a trip less than ideal. Generally speaking best/worst times to plan a holiday.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #215
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December or january is the best time to go imo. Or in february/march if you want to attend carneval.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #216
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I've been here a little over a month and I'd say 80% of days have been rainy/cloudy. When the sun is out the beach is spectacular and has some amazing people watching though.

Poker isn't big at all over here. I don't think there are any casinos, but if they do build one I think there'll be some mega donks to due to the amount of ultra rich people who have no clue about the game.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #217
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When is it wet/dry/hot/cold/boring? I don't think I remember seeing anything regarding the seasonality of things in rio. I'd hate to visit and be stuck with 3 weeks of rain or something else that would make a trip less than ideal. Generally speaking best/worst times to plan a holiday.
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_de_...(cidade)#Clima

as you can see.. its never cold.. and besides summer being more rainy, its the best time to visit because its vacation.. its full.. more events etc..

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December or january is the best time to go imo. Or in february/march if you want to attend carneval.
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I've been here a little over a month and I'd say 80% of days have been rainy/cloudy. When the sun is out the beach is spectacular and has some amazing people watching though.

Poker isn't big at all over here. I don't think there are any casinos, but if they do build one I think there'll be some mega donks to due to the amount of ultra rich people who have no clue about the game.
Casinos are not allowed in Brazil, but there are some poker rooms.. nothing that is a must see..
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:19 AM   #218
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From what I've been reading Brazil doesn't give airport visa's and you have to apply ahead. I would imagine theres not trouble in obtaining these? How long does it take to get a visa? If I turned up with a 1 way plane ticket is that going to be an issue getting through customs?
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:37 AM   #219
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I know this is off topic but does anyone know much about Florianopolis? Like nightlife throughout the year, cost of living and all that stadard stuff. Also how far is it from Rio?
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:15 PM   #220
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I know this is off topic but does anyone know much about Florianopolis? Like nightlife throughout the year, cost of living and all that stadard stuff. Also how far is it from Rio?
not that much offtopic.. a lot of Florianópolis questions here..
personally, i like a lot.. nightlife is amazing during the summer.. def one of my favorite spots in brazil..
during the year there some good and very good events but the city is not full like summer obv..
cost of living is cheaper than Rio, specially the rent..
its 2 hours flying from Rio
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #221
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When is it summer in Brazil? I was in Floripa in early December and I thought it was quiet at night.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:53 PM   #222
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When is it summer in Brazil? I was in Floripa in early December and I thought it was quiet at night.
Summer goes from december to march...
the heavy season of parties goes from after christmas to carnaval(around feb, mar.. this year was during second week of march)

but im sure december had some good action.. where have you been ?
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #223
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Lagoa da Conceição.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #224
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Lagoa da Conceição.
Lagoa da Conceiçao is a nice place.. its full during the high season..
but the biggest and most important night and day clubs are not there..
im sure there was good action at El Divino, Pacha, Posh, P12, Café, Taiko etc...
most of them in Jurere Internacional
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #225
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How hard is it to set up a bank account in brazil as a U.S. citizen. I will be there for 1-3 months.
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