Travel tips Brazil World Cup 2014 #21 to 40

May 12, 2014 at 09:31 3 comments

Chicken hearts

Chicken hearts

Here is the second set of Brazil World Cup travel tips that went out on my Twitter account @Pitacodogringo between 2nd April and 8th May 2014. The first twenty, can be found here.

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

Ear plugs

Ear plugs

Brazil World Cup tips 26: Heading to Belo Horizonte? Stuff your face with feijão tropeiro –it’s better than it looks!

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Brazil World Cup tips 27: Blend in with the locals with the right footwear
FOOTwear OK

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

Mosquito zapper

Mosquito zapper

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 35: You’re likely to need one of these if you’re off to São Paulo, Coritiba or Porto Alegre
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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

© Jon Cotterill and Pitacodogringo’s Brazilian football site, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jon Cotterill and Pitacodogringo’s Brazilian football site with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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  • 1. Gear Check | Canucking the World Cup - Rio 2014  |  May 16, 2014 at 16:36

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  • 2. Gary  |  May 19, 2014 at 13:39

    Hi,What would you recommend re mobiles and local sim cards etc

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The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

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