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3. Very few Brazilians speak English.
The people in Brazil are…
very helpful and sweet.
In Brazil, you need to watch out for…
pickpockets. A lot of people will pick pocket you, even kids. It never happened to us but we met a lot of people who were pick pocketed.
While in Brazil, I learned...
that soccer is their passion.
My favorite moments in Brazil were:
1. The World ...
... going to win, but unfortunately Uruguay had other ideas and we all know the result!!
The bus back to Rio was a horrible journey, everyone was frustrated and tired after over 24 hours on the booze. It was hard to stomach that our world cup was affectively over and we couldnt wait to get back to Rio and into bed!
Next stop Lou´s 30th and more England disappointment in Belo Horizonte
I came to Sao Paolo mainly because I had two contacts there who offered to put me up. Other travelers warn that it's nothing but a concrete jungle, and it's not worth our time as a traveler. I went anyway, and I'm glad I did. It wasn't gorgeous or amazing, but it was a busy, big city with a lot to offer. I'm sure that staying with locals helped improve my opinion, but I've learned that in some jungles, you just need a local guide. I arrived on overnight bus. It wasn't glamorous ...
... in the hall was there to be used! The man on reception made one and it was delicious! Off to bed for a quick nap before grandfinal! Alarm went at 1:30 but given the time change for South America, we were exhausted! I tried to stay awake but sadly mostly napped while Pete, such a trooper because he's got a horrible snotty cold and is feeling horrible, stayed awake, and gave me updates whenever I rewoke. Did not get close to the footy snacks! Footy finished at 4.30am! Go ...
There are no longer any light vehicles in Brazil running on pure gasoline. Since 1976 the government made it mandatory to blend anhydrous ethanol with gasoline, fluctuating between 10% to 22%, and requiring just a minor adjustment on regular gasoline engines. In 1993 the mandatory blend was fixed by law at 22% anhydrous ethanol (E22) by volume in the entire country, but with leeway to the Executive to set different percentages of ethanol within ...