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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2016
Headsets for a pc  (2 Answers)

I need to buy a new headset for my pc, will I be able to buy one in the mall?
If so how much ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2016
Safe to rent a car?  (3 Answers)

I will be staying in Curitiba with my husband and 5 year old daughter. My husband will be attending a seminar during the day. I was hoping to rent a car so my daughter and I could go for lunch, go shopping, etc. Then at night, we could have a car to go to dinner. Just curious if it is safe for just me and my daughter to do this alone during day? Or should we stick with the taxis? We are traveling from the United States. Thank you!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2015
Curitiba center or SJP where to stay  (2 Answers)

Hello everybody, I m new here and this is my first request.
I have to work in São José dos Pinhais start of November for 14 days. This will be my first time in Brazil. Now I m planning where to stay and what will be more comfortable and safe for my travel. My question is should I go for a Hotel in Curitiba maybe close to a mall or should I go for a hotel in SJP? How is the traffic in the morning and evening to go to/from SJP? And finally how safe is SJP? Any advices are welcome.
Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2013
train availability to sao paulo  (3 Answers)

if i need to use train servicese to move between sao paulo and curitibia is it available or not ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2013
things to do with a 2 year old on a Sunday  (2 Answers)

Any suggestions for an activity to do with a 2 year old?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2012
getting to Iguazu Falls  (6 Answers)

How can one get to the Iguazu Falls from Curitiba? It's the same state, Parana but it's a distanbce of 650-700 km. Is there a bus line or you have to take a plane?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2012
Visiting Quritiba in 18Th of Jan  (1 Answer)

Dear All

I will be on business trip in Curitiba for a couple of days and I was wondering does it worth to extend my stay longer to enjoy being in Curitiba or do u think it does not worth to stay in Curitiba and I can travel to any nearby citifies where I have much fun ,my prefect trip will be if I found good carnivals , beach , shopping , unusual activities etc.

so please send me your detailed feedback

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 25, 2011
Curitiba during Carnaval! What to do?  (6 Answers)

Hey everybody,

I'm comming down to Brazil during Carnaval for the first time ever. Don't want to deal with the insanity of Carnaval in Rio, so I've decided that I'll catch a flight down to Curitiba during the main Carnaval dates of Feb. 17th to 21st. Are there any particular events that usually take place in Curitiba during Carnaval that are worth attending .... or should I just take a little trip to Ilha do Mel and chill over there?

Any suggestions?
Thanks - Skull!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2011
Renting an apartment in Curitiba  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I'm going to be visiting Curitiba (specifically UFPR) this Sept, and will be there for 1 month. I was wondering if renting a fully furnished apartment might be the best way to go? How should I go about finding such a place (unfortunately, I don't speak Portuguese as yet.. are there any English resources?) Are there areas to avoid (safety-wise)?

Also, is it easy (& cheap) to get around to the major tourist sites/ big cities?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Obrigado :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2010
curitiba to Morretes. by train  (1 Answer)

I am visiting Curitiba on 17 th december ,2010,Thursday.need to leave on 18th or 19th night.I want to go to Morretes by train one way.THAT IS the only reason I am visiting Curitiba .PLEASE give me suggestions on how to buy ticket online fron USA..?Does SerraVerde Express run on Friday?tx.HELP!Also is there a way to buy bus ticket to Rio From Curitiba( Leito) Online from USA and what time does it leave to Rio at night.I ned to catch flight to USA from Rio on Sunday 19 th night and I want to reach Rio by Sunday a.m. for sure.tx .pl reply.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2010
Moving to Curitiba  (5 Answers)

Hello Everyone!

I am very excited to be joining my husband in Curitiba in December!

I am looking for opportunities involving ecology/plant science/conservation biology/Portuguese language immersion/English speaking friends.

I'm not necessarily looking for work right away, as I will have to work on my visa (husband is Brazilian and I am American, not sure how long visa process will take).

I am however, looking for opportunities within the city that would include: volunteer opportunities in nature parks, native plant studies, environmental clean up efforts, etc...

Additionally, any info anyone could provide on intensive Portuguese language courses would be greatly appreciated!

I'm also looking for English Speaking friends while I get my bearings!!!
Anyone interested in giving me advice on how to get to know the city please let me know! I studied in Curitiba in 2005 for several months so I am somewhat familiar with it, but I will have days to fill and lots of energy so am looking for productive ways to spend time during the day in the city.

Thank you..look forward to hearing from you!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2010
two visitors from sao paulo to curitiba  (10 Answers)

we are two visitors travel from china to brazil.

we will fly to sao paulo at 20th may afternoon. we want to go to curitiba. does any one can give us some information about the transort from sao paulo GRU airport to curitiba city centre?
is that any train, bus or airline between these two places?

we have a quite luggage so we do not want to walk too much.
we will stay in curitiba for about 10 days.

also is any good price hotel near the Location of Expotrade Convention Center, which is located in Pinhais, Curitiba’s Metropolitan Are?

thanks for your helping.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2010
Girl moving to Curitiba  (6 Answers)

Aloha Everyone!

I am currently thinking about moving to Curitiba after I graduate from college in June. I have a number of questions on the topic:

1. What is the likelihood of renting a (cheap?) single bedroom/bathroom apartment with a kitchen either in Curitiba or Campo Grande?

2. I am interested in taking some Portuguese classes, the longer the program the better: are there any such institutions that could offer this?

3. Also, I am getting TEFL certified in April and am hoping to teach English while I am there, how difficult is it to find a job or do private tutoring?

4. Finally, what is the best thing to do concerning visas? Could I get a student visa if I was taking Portuguese classes or would I just have to work around my tourist visa?

If anyone could help me with these questions I would be SO APPRECIATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2009
Oscar Museo  (2 Answers)

How long does a tour of the museum take, and are there options for English-led tours?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2009
Gay Bars and Night Clubs  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone.

I will be visiting Curitiba in mid february.

Can someone please advise on things that I could do, but more especially gay bars, night clubs and adult cinemas.

Many thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2008
How can I get bus from Sao Paulo to Curitiba?  (2 Answers)

I will arrive on 16th of nov., to Sao Paulo and I have training in Curitiba on 17th of Nov. I would like to know how can I get bus ticket or train ticket from Sao Paulo to Curitiba? and how many hours does it take in average to arrive Curitiba?
ANd if someone could give me informations abt this city?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2008
airport shuttle buses  (3 Answers)

My flight (if on time) arrives in Curitiba at 23.30. Allowing for delays etc. I may not get out of the terminal before- say - 1 am.

Does anyone know what time do the Aiport Shuttle Buses or the normal buses stop be running into the City?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2008
Coming to Curitiba on Friday! Anyone want to be my Guide ;) ??

Im a 24 year old student from Germany and Im making an internship here in Brazil. On Friday I will be in Curitiba, so if anyone would like to show me the city....
I would appreciate this very much.
Email me!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2007
Cloak room/luggage room  (2 Answers)

Hi all,

Is there a safe place to keep my luggage in a cloak room in the bus or the train station. I am taking the bus from Iguassu and arriving in the morning to Curitiba at 7 AM. I am taking the train journey at 8 AM. Is there a safe place to leave my luggage in the vicinity. Please help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2007
Train tickets  (4 Answers)

Dear members,

I have tried this website
I also gave it to my travel agent In Brazil. I want 2 tickets on the left side for the train journey. This has been recommended in these forums as well as Lonely planet guide. My travel agent In Brazil says that seats are allocated in random and is unable to promise me seats on the left side. I am planning that particular journey for 25th May'07. I think being so much in advance there should be a way for it. Or is it first come first served and you can choose your seats?

Is ther any 1 st class compartments or all seats are passenger class/economy class?
input much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2007
Gay Restaurants

Any suggestions for gay restaurants in Curitiba, Brazil?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2007
Moving to work in Curitiba for 6 mths and want to find an apartment  (1 Answer)

Dear all

I am assigned to work in Curitiba for 6 mths starting from late Jan 2007 by the company and will come with my wife.

The company finds me a hotel with just a microwave and fridge. As we like doing our cooking and importantly six months is not a short period and staying in a hotel will definitely drive us crazy, we wish to find a furnished apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, belcony and basic electric appliance.

My questions are:

1. Can I easily rent such an apartment for 6 mths in Curitiba?
2. What will be the normal rent for an apartment say 70 square meters?
3. By what source could we find these informations?

Your advise/help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2006
Flea Market, or Cheap Store for Furnishing Apartment  (3 Answers)

Hello, me and other 3 girls are going to study next february and planning on renting an apartment. Do you know where can I find cheap, used beds / house stuff? like a flea market, or street market or something :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2006
Hotel  (1 Answer)

Am requesting comments of any past guest of the Inter Palace Hotel in Curitiba.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2006
Best places to shop and what to shop for?  (1 Answer)

I am going to Curitiba tomorrow and want to do my Christmas shoping there. What gifts are native to Brazil? I like to steer away from tourist traps and prices and shop with the residents. Thanks for any suggestions and help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2006
Curitiba - Paranagua train  (2 Answers)

I am trying to find out about the train trip from Curitiba to Paranagua. I realize there are 2 train services. 1)Do they both operate every day? 2) How do I buy tickets ahead of time from the US? 3) Any other info greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2006
looking for daily appartment  (1 Answer)

I am looking for 10-14 days furnished appartment in Curitiba.
Dates October 25 - Novmenber 8 th


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2006
curitiba experience  (2 Answers)

can anyone recommend any good places to crash in.
at reasonable rates

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2006
things to do in curitiba  (4 Answers)

any great things that i should do while in curitiba? i'm going for a wedding of a friends with my boyfriend...we love anything with a good history, athletic, culturally interesting, musical, etc..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2006
Portuguese Classes  (1 Answer)

I will be traveling to Curitiba at the end of May and hope to take a couple of weeks of Portuguese classes. I would appreciate any recommendations for economical Portuguese tutors or institutes. About how much should I expect to pay for an hour of private instruction?

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