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NE Brazil Advices

Postby Toby » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:31 pm

Always good to pass on advices...since I have some in mind, I thought it would be useful for some.
Please add more if you have!

Driving:
- be careful when driving...don't drink, there is 0.00 allowance! Many police cars who control.
- take your passport with you...police wants to see the passport and the stamp when you arrived...plus car documents and driving license (so far I used my German license, no problem, no international one needed so far...)
- they are adding many more speed controls with static blitz...be aware of it and pay attention to the signs...they are announced before with "Fiscalisacao Electronica"

Bank/Cash/ATM:
- the Banco 24 Horas cash machines don't work with Visa...Mastercard, Maestro, Cirrus or American Express. Banco do Brasil does not work at all anymore. HSBC and Bradesco might take your Visa...
- I had a difference of 10 Euro per transaction (collecting 1000 Reais at a time), when I chose to amount to be deducted in Reais from my card, don't convert into your local currency, they give you a worse exchange rate!
- maybe depending on your card, but you can take several times the maximum amount. How many, I don't know, tested only two times with Mastercard

Cumbuco Lagoon (Cauipe, Downwind Lagoon):
- the water level is sinking again...giving less space for riding. Many pros are in the water, and they know how to ride with many kiters. Don't get in their way if you don't know what you are doing, also if you think you are knowing what you are doing...it can be dangerous for the pros and yourself. Do yourself and all others a favor and go to the upwind lagoon in Icarai...much more space for longer tags.

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Mehdino » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:59 am

Yo Toby, thanks for the advice. What if I bring Euros with me? where is the best place to exchange to local currency? Lisboa airport? Fortaleza airport? or Directly in the Pousadas (in my case it's 0031 Cumbuco) ?

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:05 pm

I think the best rate is in Cumbuco in a certain pousada.

Will PM you the name. If anyone else wants the info, please email or PM me too.

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Jbrook » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Dude Toby just layed out years of knowledge for you. If you meet him buy the guy a beer or Caipirinha. Now you have all the info you need.

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:53 pm

I am sure there are many more advices...specially for the other regions...I am based in Cumbuco, so only know the area here.

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby BigBafana » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:58 am

So will you be around in Cumbuco tomorrow? Come by kite cabana. I want to meet the legend :)

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:17 am

I am here, but not sure if I have time, some problems to solve :-)

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby chemosavi » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:50 pm

Just back from Rio.....

To add to the advice pile....Americans must have a visa and need six weeks to get it and must pick it up in person at a consulate or hire an agent to get it for you. That time period will only get longer the closer we get to the 2016 games.

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby fokiten » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:09 pm

chemosavi wrote:Just back from Rio.....

To add to the advice pile....Americans must have a visa and need six weeks to get it and must pick it up in person at a consulate or hire an agent to get it for you. That time period will only get longer the closer we get to the 2016 games.


Did you happen to see that kinetic sculpture that was mesmerizing folks just behind the Olympic flame?
Talk about a piece of work!

Dang, who is that masked (artist) man?
Anyone know?
Thanks
f

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Re: NE Brazil Advices

Postby Bille » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:34 pm

fokiten wrote:
chemosavi wrote:Just back from Rio.....

To add to the advice pile....Americans must have a visa and need six weeks to get it and must pick it up in person at a consulate or hire an agent to get it for you. That time period will only get longer the closer we get to the 2016 games.


Did you happen to see that kinetic sculpture that was mesmerizing folks just behind the Olympic flame?
Talk about a piece of work!

Dang, who is that masked (artist) man?
Anyone know?
Thanks
f


I got a Pm: from one of the kiters on this forum , (last year) ; he showed me a devise
very similar to the one used behind the Olympic flame !! :thumb:

There's Art ; then there is the Artist !!! :D

Bille


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