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Forum: Brazil
Oct 14, 19, 6:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Esmjb

My two cents- no need to do both cristo AND...

My two cents- no need to do both cristo AND sugarloaf. One is enough as they are kind of redundant. All those things you listed are better to do on a weekday. Plus imo the best thing about Rio is...
Forum: Brazil
Jul 25, 19, 6:37 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,279
Posted By Esmjb

I’ve had mind blowingly good steak at rubaiyat...

I’ve had mind blowingly good steak at rubaiyat and I’ve had honest to goodness crap. Not sure what the deal is but feel free to roll the dice if you want.
Forum: Brazil
Jul 4, 19, 7:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Esmjb

“These early trials led to the implementation of...

“These early trials led to the implementation of an e-visa program in 2018 for those same countries, which resulted in a 35 percent increase in visa applications and an estimated economic impact of...
Forum: Brazil
Jun 25, 19, 10:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By Esmjb

I don’t think it painted an accurate picture of...

I don’t think it painted an accurate picture of what happened. It is much too forgiving of PT. That being said I found it fascinating. Real live “in the room” footage of the moments when the world...
Forum: Brazil
Apr 21, 19, 5:24 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Esmjb

We hit up the atacama dessert in Chile a few...

We hit up the atacama dessert in Chile a few years ago and thought it was pretty awesome. Lots of tours and activities you can do and just very interesting geology/terrain in general. The...
Forum: Brazil
Apr 19, 19, 5:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By Esmjb

Did you pay 200 reais for the ride from the...

Did you pay 200 reais for the ride from the airport and 100 reais to the airport when you could have gotten an Uber both ways for 50 each?
Forum: Brazil
Apr 17, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,279
Posted By Esmjb

Call me massively skeptical on that one. I can’t...

Call me massively skeptical on that one. I can’t imagine how dumbed down the food has to be in order to appease the brasilian palate.
Forum: Brazil
Mar 2, 19, 12:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Esmjb

Collect luggage and clear customs/immigration...

Collect luggage and clear customs/immigration then re-check which will be right outside the exit door so no need to carry all the way to T2.
Forum: Brazil
Feb 23, 19, 4:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Esmjb

To add, not all Brazilians love carnaval. Some...

To add, not all Brazilians love carnaval. Some hate it (same with soccer). Plus there are parties that start like a month before actual carnaval so they can get their fill at those and then Airbnb...
Forum: Brazil
Jan 16, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By Esmjb

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-tourism-...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-tourism-idUSKCN1PA2G9

Finally getting rid of the visa! Believe it when I see it but this is looooooooong overdue!
Forum: Brazil
Jan 16, 19, 7:36 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By Esmjb

For the areas you will most likely be going I...

For the areas you will most likely be going I would describe the situation as normal for Rio which is to say much more dangerous than anything you have ever experienced (probably) yet still unlikely...
Forum: Brazil
Oct 28, 18, 2:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By Esmjb

FYI there is a new app 99taxi that is giving...

FYI there is a new app 99taxi that is giving really good deals to and fro the airport. Last Friday my wife paid 28 reais from copa to gig. I haven’t downloaded it myself so I don’t know how...
Forum: Brazil
Oct 11, 18, 7:51 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By Esmjb

Assuming my flight had a solid on time arrival...

Assuming my flight had a solid on time arrival history I would risk it, especially if the next flight I could get on should I miss the connection was only an hour or two later.
Forum: Brazil
Oct 11, 18, 5:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By Esmjb

I’ve had super quick immigration lines last few...

I’ve had super quick immigration lines last few times I passed through GRU- think 15 min or so. I’ve run into problems with baggage claim and bag recheck however where one or the other made me wait...
Forum: Brazil
Sep 8, 18, 10:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Esmjb

My only data point is about 3 years old now and...

My only data point is about 3 years old now and my friend tried taking a short ride from SDU and all the taxi drivers refused her but Uber did take her. That was a time when Uber was trying to break...
Forum: Brazil
Sep 4, 18, 5:49 am
Replies: 49
Views: 5,279
Posted By Esmjb

Sorry, I have to disagree strongly with...

Sorry, I have to disagree strongly with cachambeer. I honestly found the food to be the some of the lowest quality I have ever had. And it is in a terrible neighborhood that requires driving through...
Forum: Brazil
Aug 21, 18, 6:38 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,153
Posted By Esmjb

I will jump in with a Fi recommendation as well. ...

I will jump in with a Fi recommendation as well. My average bill is $35 a month because I am on Wifi essentially all day (which most people are these days right?). Otherwise data is $10/gig and if...
Forum: Brazil
Aug 5, 18, 9:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Esmjb

If it is a weekend day I would say Rio 100% and...

If it is a weekend day I would say Rio 100% and hit the beach. If it’s a random Tuesday in September then I don’t know.
Forum: Brazil
Jul 16, 18, 12:07 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,153
Posted By Esmjb

Chip and pin is standard but your chase card will...

Chip and pin is standard but your chase card will be totally fine, I had that when I lived there, no problems at all. Many waiters and such will just be surprised when they hand the machine to you...
Forum: Brazil
Jun 28, 18, 7:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Esmjb

I admit to thinking he met downtown as well. Now...

I admit to thinking he met downtown as well. Now that I see where it is, I still recommend staying in zona sul. Do you want to take a stroll along the beach in the morning and at night? Have a drink...
Forum: Brazil
Jun 22, 18, 5:43 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By Esmjb

What does freight logical mean? Anyways,...

What does freight logical mean? Anyways, definitely avoid airport and downtown. Ipanema/leblon/copacanaba (in that order) is where you want to be.
Forum: Brazil
Jun 11, 18, 9:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Esmjb

Looking forward to a nice photo and putting faces...

Looking forward to a nice photo and putting faces to names...
Forum: Brazil
May 20, 18, 5:53 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,153
Posted By Esmjb

Oh man, Caesar Park for 137/night? Times must be...

Oh man, Caesar Park for 137/night? Times must be tougher than even I suspected. That’s a slam dunk in my opinion.
Forum: Brazil
May 14, 18, 6:04 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,153
Posted By Esmjb

Rio- I have never stayed at the best western...

Rio- I have never stayed at the best western arpoador but I really like that location. Right in between copa and ipanema. Others I enjoy are arpoador inn and mar ipanema. Basic to nice hotels with...
Forum: Brazil
May 3, 18, 7:39 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,449
Posted By Esmjb

I couldn’t disagree more and am quite sure the...

I couldn’t disagree more and am quite sure the majority of people in this subtopic/world would agree. I would advise against this hotel as strongly as I would advise against Barra.
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