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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2015
visit public palace

i'll be in brasilia 25 december 2015, only for one day; do you think it's possible to visit inside any public palace (planalto, alvorada...) or all is closed for Christmas?
thanks
paolo



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2015
Ceramic chess set made by local artisans in northern Brasil, possibly in the States of Para, Marhan or Ceara.  (1 Answer)

Hello, does anyone know of a special ceramic chess set made by local artisans in northern Brasil, possibly in the States of Para, Marhan or Ceara. Has anyone heard of this and have any more info, the name, etc.? And do you know what areas to buy it in Brasil? Thanks, Chuck


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2014
workaway type volunteering in Brasil  (2 Answers)

hi, I am new to this website so I hope you can help me. I am also new to Brasil, and looking for a workaway style volunteering opportunity ie at hostals etc, somewhere by the sea for Christmas and New Year... I am currently in Rio and would ideally like anywhere between here and Florianapolis in the South, or to the north, but not so far that will cost lots of Reals to get to... I am already on workaway already, but getting no luck on there, whether that is because I speak no Portugese (yet) or that I am older traveller, or its just a busy time of year... I am a positive and enthusiastic backpacker... so any tips would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2014
Rio to Florianopolis

In March next year I will be attending a wedding in Florianopolis, Brazil.

I will be flying into Rio and the total trip should give me 8 full days in the beautiful country.

I'd like some advice on places to visit (including Iguazu Falls) during my time there, any hidden wonders, beautiful beaches, villages etc etc.

I'm thinking of hiring a car in Rio and driving down, would that work?

Any advice would be much appreciated as long as it's in a reachable distance of that stretch of coastline.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2014
1 day city tour with airport transfers  (1 Answer)

Hola
We are arriving in Brasilia early on June 30 there will be 4 of us
We need to have a day tour and back at airport by 415 PM for flight out
I will be also at game at 1300 and rest of people will continue tour.
can we arrange this with you so we get picked up at airport in the morning start tour and pick me up at stadium and back to airport?
How much will it be?
thanks
hector


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2014
Dot net programmer  (2 Answers)

My wife will be moving to Brasilia and I am trying to secure employment. I do not speak any Portuguese yet although I will be working on it. Is there a head hunter for expats in Brasilia?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2013
architecture and cultural tour  (2 Answers)

what are the possibilities for an architectural and cultural tour of brasilia for a day and half.
professional guided tour? could be in portuguese.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2013
from Manaus to Peru  (2 Answers)

Hello,

I want to go from Manaus to Peru per boat. Have someone a good idea how to get there.... My goal is Cuzco....
Thank you for zyour help..,.
Jana


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2013
Getting to Alto Paraíso de Goiás from Brasilia  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am confused about which bus station I need to get to to catch a bus from Brasilia to Alto Paraíso de Goiás. Only one company, Real Expresso, does that route but I don't know where it leaves from: either Terminal Rodoviário de Brasília or "the main Rodoferroviária station". I keep getting conflicting information. If it is Terminal Rodoviário de Brasília (which seems way out of the city), how to I get to that station? Unfortunately, my hosts have given me virtually no information and have proved unhelpful. Thank you in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2013
Movies in English - Books, Newspapers, and Magazines in English  (4 Answers)

Are there any movie theatres that show movies in English or have English subtitles? Also, is there any where to buy reading materials in English? Please, let me know.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2013
Brasila Day tours  (4 Answers)

are there any day tour operators for city tour and architecture


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2013
Change flight

Good night! Bought a ticket to the U.S. Arways Miami with a connection in Charlotte ... But my trip will start in New York, the programming is done by starting NY to shop in Miami last, so I'll wait 4 hours to go to Miami in Charlote airport to get out there and catch a flight to New York the night ... I will arrive in NY and lose a whole day at the airport. I called the U.S. here in Brazil, and informed me that surely be able to change it after shipment, or in Rio de Janeiro or Charlotte. Note: I did not buy the stretch to NY yet because this question. The question is .. I hope to see if I can modify this stretch in Charlote, or buy a ticket from Miami to NY here in Brazil and I roll all day at the airport .. Has anyone done this kind of change? The value of the passage time in the U.S. is much higher? Someone please help me .. my trip is the next Friday May 31 and do not know what to do ... Thank you,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2013
From Airport to Football Ground.  (2 Answers)

I am planning to fly from Salvador to Brasilia for a game in the 2014 World Cup but time is tight so would it be best to go from the airport to the ground by Taxi or by Metro?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2013
3 month stay working in Varjao  (1 Answer)

I will be working in Varjao for 3 months. I will need a place to stay. Any suggestions about short term lease? How about transportation?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2013
Moving to Brasilia- nervous!!  (5 Answers)

Hello, I am an American in my late 20's. I just signed a contract to work in Brasilia for a number of years and am now thinking I could have made a wrong decision... I was wondering if anyone who lives in Brasilia can help me out with some information.
1. I will be living in the suburbs of Brasilia and will have no car and a very bad sense of direction!! It is important that I make friends and have an active social life. I am planning on learning as much Portoguese as I can. However, how do I make friends when there is not a lively downtown area?

2. As I am in my late 20's, I am also concerned with dating and forming a serious relationship with a Brasilian. Are relationships between Brasilians and expats common and would it be easy to find someone to date there? The city seems so closed.

So far from what I have read on the internet, some things seem pretty dismal. I am looking to have some fun and an active life and was not aware of some things.

Thanks so much for any input.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2012
taxi driver speaks in english!?  (2 Answers)

Hey guys...
I'm totally lost in Brasilia
can't seem to find anyone that speaks in English... it is my first day so I haven't had a chance to learn or practice some phrases in Portuguese :(

I need help finding a taxi driver that can speak in English.. even if little bit... right now, I'm stock :(

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2010
HOW CAN I GO FROM SAO PAULO TO BRASILIA BY BUS??  (3 Answers)

I want to go to Brasilia by land, does anyone knows a transport companie?? I know that its a long trip, 16 hours! but i want to travel by bus, so please help me!!! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2010
Photography  (2 Answers)

Hello, does anyone know if there are restrictions on photographing government buildings in Brasilia without permission?
I ran into problems in Argentina taking photos of some official buildings and Mosque.
It would be a horrible waste of time to get all the way to Brasilia to find out it is not possible to take photos of some of Oscar Niemeyer's architecture.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2010
Half a day of tourism in Brasilia  (2 Answers)

Hi, I will pass by Brasilia and I just have half a day free for some sightseeing, from midday to evening. I would appreciate suggestions on places to visit. They should be easily accesible by bus or taxi, open on a Monday, and also safe for a woman by herself.
In order to orient your suggestions, I like architecture, street markets, music and ethnic food, but I am also open to other suggestions of spots if they are out of those categories. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2007
Tourism in Brasilia with kids (Am I mad ? )  (9 Answers)

I am Portuguese. I was thinking of taking advantage of the new direct flights between Lisbon and Brasilia, and spend 4-5 days there.

My plans are to rent a car and stay in a hotel in the city centre.
I intend to visit the major monuments, buildings, shopping malls, and the lake area.
I will be travelling with my kids (3 and 8 years) and my wife.

Everybody tells me I am mad, once noticed that I am foreign I will be robbed/kidnapped/etc... Is this true ? Or can I assume that if I take the normal precautions and stay in the city centre I will be safe ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2007
schools in brasilia  (3 Answers)

I am going to be moving to Brasilia with my two young children and am looking for information/advice on nursery/primary schools. My eldest will be starting kindergarten and I'm curious about what schools are available. I've seen the websites for the American School, Brasil International, and School of the Nations. Anyone have experience with any of those? Are there other international schools? Should we consider sending our child to a Brasilian school? I'd really like her to receive at least some instruction in Portugese, although I'd probably feel more comfortable with an English component as well. I would also prefer a school with a more secular than religious approach. Any advice on nursery schools for a two year would be great as well. Thanks for your thoughts!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2007
Road cycling in Brasilia  (1 Answer)

I am an American considering moving to Brasilia. I'm an avid road bicyclist and play saxophones in a big band. I was wondering if there are any bike clubs and if the roads are good for cycling. Also wondering what opportunities there are for playing music.
Thank you for any help,

Melvyn Garcia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2006
A real Massage

I'm going to be staying at the Naoum Plaza Hotel in Brazilia. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I might safely get a Swedish massage. I don't want a candle and incense rub, but a true deep tissue massage.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2006
Tour guide/ Car rental  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any good independent tour guides in Brasilia or the Tocantins? Where is the best place to rent a car in Brasilia?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2006
eco - trip  (4 Answers)

Looking for a one-day trip from Brasilia that could be considered an eco location.
Thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2006
Brazuk

Where Can I watch Bolton Wanderers V Arsenal live on TV today (January 28, 2006) ?????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2006
Electricity transformer availability  (2 Answers)

Hi,

I am going to be moving to Brasilia with my wife and son from NYC. My wife is being transfered with her job.

I am a filmmaker and photographer and I have lights that are 110/120 volts and not 220V. We also have some other small home appliances that are also 110/120 volts and not 220 volts.

In America, I can buy transformers which will convert 220v to 110/120v. These are not the travel converters, but larger units which are meant for appliances and can be used for my film lights as well

My question is does anyone know if these types of electric transformers are available in Brazil? Here is a link to show you an example.



Also, I would also like to communicate with anyone who is interested in a photographer or Cinematographer in the Brasilia region. I am interested in portrait, Nature/Environmental, and dramatic work.

I will be studying Portuguese for the first 6 months or so in Brasilia until I can become more fluent.

I am also interested in teaching English to earn some money as well.

Thanks,
Scott


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2005
kids  (2 Answers)

Hi does anyone have any good suggestions of fun educational places to visit, i have a little boy 1 year 5 months, i recently moved here from UK, ont thing i really miss is, in UK we have Mother and baby groups, you can go and chill out with other mothers it is a very nice way to find a small community. Also where can I find people who speak good english, of course i am learning portuguese and i love it!! but sometimes i cant think in portuguese and really want to express myself in english. Early days yet here, any advice would be warmly welcome. Im also interested in textile design, pattern design for fabric, and any kind of art projects, i love painting and drawing and was teaching in UK, i studied Graphics many years ago too.

thankyou folks, i must say does no one writein portuguese in this forum, seems strange and I find hard to meet english speakers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2005
UKBRASIL  (3 Answers)

Is there anyone living in Brasilia who is British? I recently moved here and havent met one foreigner yet.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2005
independent/art cinema in Brasilia?  (1 Answer)

Hello,

is there an independent/art cinema in Brasilia?

Thanks,
Jirka



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