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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2015
short-term room rental and daily expenses  (3 Answers)

Hi, I am Myint Zaw currently living in Toronto. I am looking for the winter escape in Sao Paulo. I am looking for the rental room for a month or two. If any of you knows how to find it on the internet, please share me the information. I'd also like to know the average costs of the meal(particularly Asian) and transportation. Another important thing is cell phone plan with data. I concern about the language problem. I don't know anything about Portuguese. By the way I am from Myanmar. I hope I can speak English fairly. I don't have travel experience. I am looking for as much information as possible from all of you. Thank you. Myint Zaw

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2015
Very short layover in CGH airport  (3 Answers)

It's been about 5 years since I last went to the CGH airport in Sao paulo, from what I remember, it's tiny, and from one end to the other it doesn't take too too much walking. Then again, it has been 5 years. The reason I ask is because I will have a short layover in CGH - about 2 hours - and hoping to meet a friend for a coffee AT THE AIRPORT. I am taking a domestic flight with TAM so I will have minimal hand luggage. Since I only have about 2 hours, do you guys think I have enough time to just go back out to the airport check-in area for a coffee ,and make it back past customs to board my transfer flight?

For one, I wouldn't want to miss my flight (of course), second, if the time is too tight, I don't want to waste my friend's time in asking him to drop by the airport.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2015
Concerned about friend travelling to Sao Paolo  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I have a friend travelling to Sao Paulo for a week to stay with someone she met online. She does not know anyone else in the city or speak the language.

Looking for advice / tips i can give my friend to help ensure her safety. Cancelling the trip is not an option.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2015
Question title  (9 Answers)

What is the cheapest means of transportation to a beach near Sao Paulo?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2014
brazil - electric plug  (3 Answers)

Do we need an electrical plug adapter when traveling from Spain to Brasil?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2014
Airport shuttle  (1 Answer)

I am booked to stay at the Bristol International arriving on 19th August on American Airlines flight from Miami. How do I identify the free shuttle that will take us to the hotel

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2014
Language Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (7 Answers)

hello brothers
I am soon coming to Sao Paulo
but I want the names of the institutes studying the language with the Brazilian figures if possible and thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2014
Vaccination  (4 Answers)

Hello- My son will leave for 5 month to Sao Paulo, although medecins, internet,....ask for yellow fiver, hepatite A/B vaccination, I'am not shure if this is really necessary. What kind of things he need to take care about?

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2014
Sao Paulo to Santos transportation  (2 Answers)

We are flying into Sao Paulo, but staying in Santos. What is the easiest way to get between the two cities?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2014
Sao Paulo monthly rental in the financial district  (1 Answer)

What is the best way to get a monthly rental (starting in August) in the financial district of Sao Paulo? Does anyone know of any four month rentals?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2014
Travel from International airport  (1 Answer)

I am coming for the first time & booked at Ramada hotel, Americana.
How to reach there by train?
Is it possible to travel by Train?
If so which station should I get down?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2014
Getting to Mococa  (2 Answers)

How do I get from Sao Paulo to Mococa? Is it possible to get a bus or a train?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2014
June2014 Vila Olimpia  (2 Answers)

Hy All...I will be with my family in São Paulo for the World Cup.any budget restaurants and sports bars to watch the games? Please any other advice gladly appreciated. Thank u!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2014
Help in itinerary  (4 Answers)


I am 29 and will be travelling alone from 13 April till 30april.

I planned to fly into São Paulo and stay for 3 nights, fly into rio for 3 nights, fly into Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 nights, fly into bueno Aries and Iguzzua falls for 4 nights before heading back to São Paulo and back to Singapore.

Any one can advise me if this will be any problems with my planning ?

Alternatively I can do it the other way round São Paulo, bueno Aries, cusco, rio and back to São Paulo. I am not sure how different will the trip be if I choose to do this route.

I will stay in hostel and join local tours for all activities.

Thank you so much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2014
Travel from Alumínio to Brotas on late Friday afternoon?  (2 Answers)

Hello my friends, I want to thank all of you for assisting me in finalizing my itinerary on my upcoming trip. I was wondering what to do for the weekend after a week of meetings. One member suggested traveling to Brotas for the weekend. I just found out that I will be in Aluminio on Friday. About 236 km away. Any suggestions on how to get from Aluminio to Brotas? Ciao'

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Best area to stay in for nightlife (cafe/bars/restaurants/clubs) in Sao Paulo?  (2 Answers)

Hi there,
I'm travelling to Sao Paulo in June 2014, staying three nights. I have heard that the Jardins Area and Paulista Avenue areas are very good. Could anyone else give me any pointers and maybe some cross sections of roads to enable me to narrow down my search. Also looking for an apartment to rent in these kind of areas for three nights.
I appreciate any advice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2013
Charitable Donation  (4 Answers)

I want to send medical equipment to a family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My daughter died from Cystic Fibrosis one year ago and I would like give this equipment to a child in Sao Paulo who suffer from the same disease. The equipment is critical for his therapy. It is very expensive and the child's insurance won't cover it. Doyou know how I can ship it to him andget it through Customs?
Please advise, Jane King, [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
Japanese Church  (1 Answer)

What are the biggest Japanese Christian Churches in Sao Paolo?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2013
transportation from international airport to hotel in Sao Paulo  (4 Answers)

If I can take the Airport Express bus, would I be able to tell the driver the hotel "Porto Bay" and would they let you off at the hotel or is it a central stop and need to take a taxi from there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2013
Driving Job in São Paulo  (5 Answers)

Hi guys,

I'm from Miami, Fl and am considering a job assignment that will last 3 weeks to 2 months in the São Paulo metropolitan area and will include a few drives to places in the state such as Bauru and Franca as well as a drive to Rio de Janeiro. This will be from November 2013 to December 2013. All of the driving will be done in a rental car and it must be from 35-40 hours a week driving and capturing video/digital images of different highway junctions throughout the city and metropolitan area. I'm just curious about how safe this job seems for someone who doesn't know the area especially since there is so much traffic. I am fluent in Portuguese and I'm Cuban so I definitely blend in with the Brazilian crowd and don't stick out as a "gringo." Also can anybody give me an idea of what to expect traffic-wise as I have heard it doesn't get much worse. I am asking these questions after reading through several forums and just wanted to see if I can get some responses specific to my situation as I think it is pretty unique (3 weeks-2 months on the road for 40 hours a week) and I want to know what you guys think the chances of something bad will happen including getting into an accident as I'm expecting some aggressive drivers (even worse than Miami!)

Thanks for your time!

Oi gente,
sou de Miami e estou considerando um trabalho que vai durar desde 3 semanas até dois meses em São Paulo e a sua área metropolitana e que incluiria viagens de carro até Bauru, Franca e Rio de Janeiro. Vai ser Novembro até Dezembro desse ano. Todas as viagens vão ser de carro alugado e seriam 35-40 horas cada semana fazendo as tarefas em diversas partes da cidade. O serviço seria tomar imagens e vídeos das junções e estradas para uma empresa de GPS. Sou curioso sobre o que vocês acham sobre a segurança para uma pessoa que não conhece a área indo conduzir num lugar com tanto trânsito. Eu sei que todas as cidades maiores tem problema de crime em certos lugares e por isso gostaria de saber se seria perigoso estar na estrada por 40 horas por semana utilisando uma câmera digital (duas pessoas uma conduzindo a outra tomando as imagens). Posso dizer que não tenho cara de gringo por ser cubana (heh heh heh) e falo português com poco sotaque de pessoa que fala espanhol e sei não atirar atenção.

Só para resumir gostaria das suas opiniões sobre:
-segurança com acidentes de trânsito (nunca tenho conduzindo no Brasil ou Ámerica do sul) e em ser asaltada se me encontro num engarrafamento.
-horário em qual a cidade tranca e não pode se ir de carro
-$70 US por dia de estipêndio para cobrir hôtel/hostel e comido chega?

Para mim este trabalho seria um sonhooooooo e sou queria tirar essas dúvidas

Brigadão gente!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2013
sao paulo tour information  (4 Answers)

hi. I am a foreigner - Indian, and want to have a guided tour of the center of city of sao paulo. I find that the turismetro tour on Saturday`s and Sunday`s is suspended. canyou let me know other possible options to get a similar tour? any idea when the tourist metro tour will start again? please mail me on [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2013
How much time does it take to get from downtown Sao Paulo to GRU airport?  (4 Answers)

How much time should we allow to get from our hotel (the Hyatt Grand in the Marginal Pinheiros Business district) to the GRU airport? Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2013
How much time do I need to transfer thro GRU?  (4 Answers)

I have a GOL flight into São Paulo GRU and then I have three hours to get on a TAM flight to Santiago. Is this going to be enough time or is it cutting it too fine and not allowing enough time? My only other option is to arrive and wait at the airport for 9 hours.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2013
In transit  (4 Answers)

If I am in transit between 2 flights for about 9 hours. Is it possible to go through passport control to see a bit of Sao Paulo without having bags etc with me?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2013
Embu das Artes  (3 Answers)

Hello My Friends, what day is the outdoor market in Embu das Artes? Can you give me any suggestions/pointers for going to the market?

Thanks Will

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2013
Bus between Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero  (10 Answers)

Are there good quality buses which travel non stop between Sao Paolo to Rio de Janiero in early December 2013? Which companies? What price? Their websites.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2013
Hair extensions  (1 Answer)

Where can I buy hair extensions in Sao Paolo .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2013
traveling with kids  (2 Answers)

I am traveling with an infant and a toddler. It is better to book a taxi or a bus

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2013
musical in sao paulo  (3 Answers)

I'm looking for a musical in Sao Paulo at 01.03.2013. Is there one?
Regardings Sonja

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2012
night life and places to dance in Sampa


Can someone please recommend a nice places to dance in Sao Paulo ? We know that there are many, but we are looking for a place has two things:
1. age of people should be late 20's up to late 30's ....we avoid places loaded with teenage and very young people.
2.Has a good level and in a good place, more preferable in zona sul.

All suggestion and tips will be highly appreciated.

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