Travel tips Brazil World Cup 2014 #21 to 40
I’ve lived in Brazil since 2002 and the ideas are based on my experiences – a few ex pats who know the country well, also chipped in. Some tips offer advice; others are observations on what it’s like living here as a gringo, and some are there just to poke a tiny bit of fun at the locals. Each is 140 characters or less.
The tips are in no particular order.
Brazil World Cup tips 21: Brazil is a nation of dog lovers. Some love their pets so much, they let them bark all day and all night
Brazil World Cup tips 22: Credit cards are widely accepted. If you only bring travellers cheques, you’ll spend your entire trip queuing in a bank
Brazil WCtips 23: Brazil is so expensive that 1000s of Brazilians fly to the USA with empty suitcases so they can fill them with cheap goods
Brazil World Cup tips 24: Stun a Brazilian. Tell them you do your own cooking, cleaning & ironing and that no one you know has a maid
World Cup tips 25: If you don’t like noise, better to stay at home – Or alternatively, buy some of these
Brazil World Cup tips 26: Heading to Belo Horizonte? Stuff your face with feijão tropeiro –it’s better than it looks!
Brazil World Cup tips 28: Stun a Brazilian. Tell them what Marmite is made from. Then tell them you love it
Brazil World Cup tips 29: Love Japanese, Korean or Chinese food? Make sure you visit Liberdade in São Paulo
Brazil World Cup tips 30: Mobile/Cel phone theft is rife – back up your contacts etc before coming over to Brazil
Brazil World Cup tips 31: If you have blondish hair and/or blue eyes, expect to be called Alemão (German) by people on the streets
Brazil World Cup tips 32: ‘Red light spells danger’. Don’t expect everyone will stop at the traffic lights when they should. There are some real arseholes on the roads!
Brazil World Cup tips33: Get yourself a Mosquito zapper- worth its weight in gold. But watch out it’s got a real kick
Brazil World Cup tips 34: Dining at a Churrascaria (BBQ restaurant) is a must for meat eaters. Fogo de Chão is pricey but one of the best
Brazil World Cup tips 36: Thinking about doing your Brazil trip by bus? Remember the country is 33 times bigger than the UK.
Brazil World Cup tips 37: Treat yourself to a local delicacy: chicken hearts! (top photo)
Brazil World Cup tips 38: Rules for Indicating (signalling) on the roads – Don’t bother (default). Leave them on. Indicate right & turn left
Brazil World Cup tips 39: Before you pay at the bar/restaurant, do what the locals do and check your bill carefully
Brazil WCup tips 40: Visitors to Brazil will be met with courtesy & respect. Unfortunately, Brazilians don’t treat each other the same way
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