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Andre Piazza
Hostelling International
@AndreAtDe...
Agenda
• Hostelling International
• Why Brazil?
• Brazil culture + history insights
• Logistics
• World Cup 2014
• Itinera...
What is HI-USA?
• Travel
• Hostels
• Programs
• Volunteers
• Social Media:
– Twitter: @HIAustin
– http://www.hiusa.org/tex...
<< To help all,
especially the young,
gain a greater understanding
of the world and its people
through hostelling >>
HI-US...
Why Brazil?
The World meets in Brazil (30 sec)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7oNV0GvUKs
Come celebrate life (2 min)
htt...
How Big is Brazil?
Population: 200 million; 5th largest country
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 8
10,000 feet view
1. Foz do Iguacu
2. Amazon region
3. Pantanal
4. Brazilian Capital
5. Carnival
6. Beach
7. Chapadas
8. Bu...
If an American was born in Brazil…
Sources:
• http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/US/BR
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...
A country of disparities
• 70% of population lives near coast • Regional economical distortions
Map
Population
Density
GDP...
Brazilian history in a nutshell
• Discovered by
Portugal in 1500
• Initially divided in 13
territories
• Several treaties
...
Airfare
Prices: round trip
• Low season (Mar–Jun; Sep–Nov): $900-
1500
• High season (US or BR summer, World
Cup): $1800+
...
Airfare (cted.)
• Travel Duration:
– Dallas – Sao Paulo ~ 11hrs flight
– Typical itinerary from US takes 24 hrs to final d...
Visas and Vaccination
Visas:
• U.S. citizens are required to have a visa for travel to Brazil
• Visas for U.S. citizens no...
Money (cted.)
• Real bills are currently being issued in
new designs
• Both (traditional and new) are valid
• They share s...
Money (cted.)
• Brazil is an expensive country these days (clothes, food, cost of
living, real estate, etc)
• Most ”Banco ...
Where to Stay
• Given the increased demand for hotel rooms, prices may be higher
than normal.
• Advertised rates for stand...
Getting around
• Seasons are in reverse in the Southern Hemisphere. 70% of country is within tropical zone =
summer or rai...
Food and drinks
• Food is almost always mild
and lightly seasoned
• Must try:
– Churrasco (Brazilian BBQ)
– Feijoada (blac...
Food and drinks (cted.)
• Must try:
– Pão de Queijo (cheese bread, appetizer)
– Candies: Brigadeiro, Quindim
– Tropical Fr...
Food and drinks (cted.)
• Regional food (each place has its own, always delicious)
• Brazilian snacks: Pastel, Esfirra and...
Food and drinks (cted.)
• Brazilian soda: Guarana (made from Amazon’s fruit extract)
– Try also the local Coke and let me ...
Cultural Etiquette
• Few Brazilians speak other languages. Yet they attempt at
understanding
• (Reasonable) Contact and af...
Safety
Real threat: Peak-pocketing
– Pervasive: public transportation, downtown, touristic attractions, streets, beaches…
...
World Cup: Essentials
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 28
World Cup: Essentials
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 29
World Cup: Groups
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 30
World Cup: Chart
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 31
World Cup: Games by Date
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 32
World Cup: 12 Locations + stadiums
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 33
World Cup: 3 cities to visit
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 34
Rio de Janeiro “Rio”
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 35
Rio de Janeiro
• Hike (or not) the Corcovado and take selfies with Christ the Redeemer
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @Andr...
Rio de Janeiro
Day, sunset or night
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 37
Rio de Janeiro
• Take the cable car at Sugarloaf (Pao de Acucar)
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 38
Rio de Janeiro
• Run at Ipanema beach and bike from Leblon to Leme
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 39
Rio de Janeiro
• Enjoy Copacabana
– Sports (futevolei, beach volley, gym)
– Coconut water
– New Years Eve fireworks
Brazil...
Rio de Janeiro
• Watch a soccer game at Maracana Stadium
• Have breakfast at Confeitaria Colombo
Brazil for the World Cup ...
Rio de Janeiro
• Enjoy Carnaval (weekend before Ash Wednesday)
• Visit a Samba school rehearsal
– Mangueira - rehearsals e...
Rio de Janeiro
• Jet ski, scuba dive or take surf lessons in Buzios (179 km)
• Visit a colonial city and sail in Paraty (2...
Sao Paulo “Sampa”
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 44
Sao Paulo
• Set foot on the Brazilian Financial District “Avenida Paulista”
• Exercise at Parque do Ibirapuera
Brazil for ...
Sao Paulo
• Visit the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Masp)
• Watch a soccer game of the most accomplished Brazilian soccer
te...
Sao Paulo
• Great restaurants!
– Japanese at Bairro da Liberdade (“Freedom Neighborhood”)
– Italian
– Pizza
– Galeto
– Int...
Salvador, Bahia’s capital
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 48
Salvador
• Learn about Colonial Brazil as you walk around the city
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 49
Salvador
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 50
• Ascend the “Elevador Lacerda”
• Shop crafts and art at th...
Salvador
• Learn about history at “Pelourinho”
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 51
Salvador
• Olodum live performance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh7in5HTcGk
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell ...
Salvador
• This is Carnaval (Feb / Mar)
Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 53
Salvador
• Try local food: Acaraje e Vatapa
• Watch and learn to play Capoeira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7tOiIKTeE...
Other great itineraries
1. Follow Team USA during World Cup
2. Family / Resort vacation
3. Adventure / Seasonal
Brazil for...
Follow Team USA
Group phase:
• Natal (6/16):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjLY5GTckE
• Manaus (6/22):
https://www.yout...
Adventure / Seasonal
• Avoid travel during rainy season (May – September) for these
itineraries
• Amazon Jungle
– Fishing
...
Q&A
Q A&
@AndreAtDell
Slideshare.net/Apiazza
Key Takeaways
• Food: Churrasco > Feijoada > Strogonoff > Regional food
• Candies: Brigadeiro, Quindim
• Brazilian snacks:...
Useful Links
• This presentation on Slideshare:
http://www.slideshare.net/apiazza/brazil-world-cup-travel-class
• Visas:
–...
Reading resources
• Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a
Country Transformed ~ Larry Rohter
• Brazil ~ Michael Palin
• The B...
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Brazil: World Cup & beyond Travel class
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Start making your must-see and must-do lists while you explore Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014. Even if you are just a soccer fan or a fanatic there are tons of amazing places to see and explore during your stay in this beautiful city and beyond.

Presentation provides detailed itineraries for 3 cities:
- Rio de Janeiro
- Sao Paulo
- Salvador

and offers 3 alternatives itineraries to do in Brazil:
- follow Team USA: Manaus, Recife, Natal
- Family / Resort vacation: Fernando de Noronha
- Adventure trip: Pantanal, Amazon Jungle, Jalapao

This travel class was presented in Austin, Texas on 5/22/2014, sponsored by Hostelling International (HI) Austin as part of their Travel Classes series, and hosted by REI at their Arboretum location.

Presenter: Andre Piazza @AndreAtDell www.slideshare.net/apiazza

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  1. 1. Andre Piazza twitter: @AndreAtDell http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrepiazza Andre Piazza Hostelling International @AndreAtDell #Travel Brazil for the World Cup 2014 Travel class
  2. 2. Agenda • Hostelling International • Why Brazil? • Brazil culture + history insights • Logistics • World Cup 2014 • Itineraries • Q&A Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 2
  3. 3. What is HI-USA? • Travel • Hostels • Programs • Volunteers • Social Media: – Twitter: @HIAustin – http://www.hiusa.org/texas/austin/austin Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 3
  4. 4. << To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling >> HI-USA’s Mission Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 4
  5. 5. Why Brazil? The World meets in Brazil (30 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7oNV0GvUKs Come celebrate life (2 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OSicUdlPHk • Tourism: 13th travel destination in the world • Rich in Diversity and Beauty – Food, history, arts, people – Biodiversity, Landscapes – Attractions • Upcoming Events: World Cup (2014) and Olympics (Rio, 2016) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 5
  6. 6. How’s Brazil unique? • Country of Diversity and Extremes – Regional differences (accents, food, history, habits, dance, music, economics) – Biodiversity – Education and Wealth disparities • Creativity and Warmth • Food • History and art • Carnival and Soccer Brazil in 7 minutes (7 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAm0rpIh2SQ Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 6
  7. 7. Where’s Brazil? CENTRAL AMERICA Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 7
  8. 8. How Big is Brazil? Population: 200 million; 5th largest country Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 8
  9. 9. 10,000 feet view Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 9
  10. 10. 10,000 feet view 1. Foz do Iguacu 2. Amazon region 3. Pantanal 4. Brazilian Capital 5. Carnival 6. Beach 7. Chapadas 8. Business 9. Minerals 10. Cold winter Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 10 c d f g a b e
  11. 11. If an American was born in Brazil… Sources: • http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/US/BR • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_the_United_States • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/rankorderguide.html • http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Brazil/United-States each with 3.6x higher chance of dying in infancy They would make 78% less money (GDP per capita is 4.3x smaller) while having 31% more babies ultimately living 6 yrs less than the US average Education Degree Attainment US Brazil US equivalent US Advantage High school 86.7% 12% Pre- 1940 7x College 29% < 4% 1930 - 1940 7x Masters or Doctorate 10.6% < 0.2% n/a 56x Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 11
  12. 12. A country of disparities • 70% of population lives near coast • Regional economical distortions Map Population Density GDP Infant Mortality Vehicles Agriculture produce Family Agriculture Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 12
  13. 13. Brazilian history in a nutshell • Discovered by Portugal in 1500 • Initially divided in 13 territories • Several treaties between Portugal and Spanish crowns determined west border • … and started wars, as seen in the movie “The Mission” (De Niro, Irons, Neeson) https://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=PvWaD- NErlY • Independence • Empire • Republic • Dictatorship • Democracy (1990 onwards) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 13
  14. 14. Airfare Prices: round trip • Low season (Mar–Jun; Sep–Nov): $900- 1500 • High season (US or BR summer, World Cup): $1800+ • Buy in advance (6+ months) Airlines: – AA, United, COPA (hubs in Texas) – Delta (hub in Atlanta) – US Airways (hub Charlotte) – Brazilian Airlines: Gol, TAM departing from East Coast (Miami, NYC, etc) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 14
  15. 15. Airfare (cted.) • Travel Duration: – Dallas – Sao Paulo ~ 11hrs flight – Typical itinerary from US takes 24 hrs to final destination in Brazil (including multiple legs and layovers) • Time zones: – US spring / summer: Brazil 2 hrs ahead – US winter: Brazil 4 hrs ahead Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 15
  16. 16. Visas and Vaccination Visas: • U.S. citizens are required to have a visa for travel to Brazil • Visas for U.S. citizens normally are valid for 10 years and cost $160 • Ticket holders for World Cup Games are eligible for a temporary special visa, free of charge. You must apply for your visa through the Brazilian Consulate in the US Vaccination: • Not required to show proof of vaccination at this point (May 2014) • CDC recommends Hep A and Typhoid fever • Medicine for travelers’ diarrhea may be handy Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 16
  17. 17. Money • Currency: Brazil Reais (R$) • Exchange Rate (May 2014) R$ 1 ~ USD 0.45 R$ 2.21 ~ USD 1 Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 17
  18. 18. Money (cted.) • Real bills are currently being issued in new designs • Both (traditional and new) are valid • They share similar themes and colors that ease recognition Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 18 traditional new
  19. 19. Money (cted.) • Brazil is an expensive country these days (clothes, food, cost of living, real estate, etc) • Most ”Banco do Brasil” agencies are pervasive and have ATMs that will allow withdrawals from some U.S. bank accounts. • Use ATMs inside banks for withdrawals • International Credit Cards accepted in most establishments – Restaurants, shopping and establishments in general – Widely accepted: Visa and Mastercard – Some places: Amex – Discovery NOT accepted – Remember to let your credit card company know BEFORE departing • Always have cash handy for attractions, transportation, street vendors, snacks • Prices on tags include local / state taxes Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 19
  20. 20. Where to Stay • Given the increased demand for hotel rooms, prices may be higher than normal. • Advertised rates for standard rooms are currently as much as $350- 1,000 USD per night. • These rates may fluctuate up until the time of the games, but you should be prepared to pay premium rates for hotel accommodations. • Sleeping in a car (common at the World Cup in Germany) is NOT an option in Brazil. Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 20
  21. 21. Getting around • Seasons are in reverse in the Southern Hemisphere. 70% of country is within tropical zone = summer or rainy season • Wi-Fi available in some places, sometimes paid. Skype Wi-Fi or Boingo a pay-as-you-go solutions • If following World Cup, will most likely depend on flights / airports – Infrastructure is outdated and under dimensioned – Traffic to airport will be jammed – Airports will be crowded – Flights will be delayed and cancelled – Communication will be precarious • Avoid renting a car. Traffic is jammed, road space is tight and parking spots are limited • Look for (city) permits on taxis and credentials for their agents / reps • Subways are usually safe and inexpensive; yet, they are rare • City buses can be risky. Need to know the itinerary to assess safety • Phone call apps: Viber and WhatsApp work great for FREE calls and messages (Android, iOS and Win) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 21
  22. 22. Food and drinks • Food is almost always mild and lightly seasoned • Must try: – Churrasco (Brazilian BBQ) – Feijoada (black beans stew w/ meat over rice, green collards) – Pizza (as delicious as Italian) – Strogonoff Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 22
  23. 23. Food and drinks (cted.) • Must try: – Pão de Queijo (cheese bread, appetizer) – Candies: Brigadeiro, Quindim – Tropical Fruit juices (infinite options) – Coffee Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 23
  24. 24. Food and drinks (cted.) • Regional food (each place has its own, always delicious) • Brazilian snacks: Pastel, Esfirra and Kibe (Arabian influence) • For the adventurous: – Chicken’s heart – Tripe stew – Beef tongue Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 24
  25. 25. Food and drinks (cted.) • Brazilian soda: Guarana (made from Amazon’s fruit extract) – Try also the local Coke and let me know what you think • Brazilian rum: Cachaça /ka-sha-ssa/ aka “Pinga” /peen-ga/ • Brazilian drink: Caipirinha /kai-pee-reeni-a/ (cachaça + lime + sugar + ice) – Beware of its sweetness, which masks a high alcohol content • Brazilian beer or wine will disappoint you most times (exception: artisanal beer) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 25
  26. 26. Cultural Etiquette • Few Brazilians speak other languages. Yet they attempt at understanding • (Reasonable) Contact and affection are customary, signs of good will • Minimal personal space: public transportation and attractions • Tipping is not customary, yet a growing trend (pre-added to bill) • Bargaining is a tool to avoid rip-offs in street transactions; not customary in establishments • Some Government buildings require a little more skin coverage • Beach attire is beach-only. Bikinis and trunks are not suitable for other places / occasions Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 26
  27. 27. Safety Real threat: Peak-pocketing – Pervasive: public transportation, downtown, touristic attractions, streets, beaches… Solution: CONTEXT and AWARENESS Dos: • Be conscious of your surroundings – Where are you coming from? Where are you going to? – Who’s your company / around you? – What are / will you be doing? • Carry fake / disposal wallet; Split money in two pockets • Use safe in hotels for documents and money • Operate ATMs from inside the bank • 911 divided between three services: 190 (Police), 192 (Ambulance) and 193 (Fire Department) Avoid: • Unsafe areas / neighborhoods in any city • Walking alone at night • Wearing fancy clothes, jewelry or feature gadgets: – Rings, earrings, watches, smartphones or cameras included Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 27
  28. 28. World Cup: Essentials Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 28
  29. 29. World Cup: Essentials Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 29
  30. 30. World Cup: Groups Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 30
  31. 31. World Cup: Chart Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 31
  32. 32. World Cup: Games by Date Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 32
  33. 33. World Cup: 12 Locations + stadiums Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 33
  34. 34. World Cup: 3 cities to visit Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 34
  35. 35. Rio de Janeiro “Rio” Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 35
  36. 36. Rio de Janeiro • Hike (or not) the Corcovado and take selfies with Christ the Redeemer Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 36
  37. 37. Rio de Janeiro Day, sunset or night Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 37
  38. 38. Rio de Janeiro • Take the cable car at Sugarloaf (Pao de Acucar) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 38
  39. 39. Rio de Janeiro • Run at Ipanema beach and bike from Leblon to Leme Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 39
  40. 40. Rio de Janeiro • Enjoy Copacabana – Sports (futevolei, beach volley, gym) – Coconut water – New Years Eve fireworks Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 40
  41. 41. Rio de Janeiro • Watch a soccer game at Maracana Stadium • Have breakfast at Confeitaria Colombo Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 41
  42. 42. Rio de Janeiro • Enjoy Carnaval (weekend before Ash Wednesday) • Visit a Samba school rehearsal – Mangueira - rehearsals every Sat, 10 pm – Salgueiro - rehearsals every Wed, 8 pm Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 42
  43. 43. Rio de Janeiro • Jet ski, scuba dive or take surf lessons in Buzios (179 km) • Visit a colonial city and sail in Paraty (256 km) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 43
  44. 44. Sao Paulo “Sampa” Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 44
  45. 45. Sao Paulo • Set foot on the Brazilian Financial District “Avenida Paulista” • Exercise at Parque do Ibirapuera Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 45
  46. 46. Sao Paulo • Visit the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Masp) • Watch a soccer game of the most accomplished Brazilian soccer team (Sao Paulo Futebol Clube, SPFC) at the Morumbi stadium • Watch the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos (December) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 46
  47. 47. Sao Paulo • Great restaurants! – Japanese at Bairro da Liberdade (“Freedom Neighborhood”) – Italian – Pizza – Galeto – International • Great concerts and events – All kinds of brazilian music – International attractions • Clubs Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 47
  48. 48. Salvador, Bahia’s capital Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 48
  49. 49. Salvador • Learn about Colonial Brazil as you walk around the city Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 49
  50. 50. Salvador Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 50 • Ascend the “Elevador Lacerda” • Shop crafts and art at the local market
  51. 51. Salvador • Learn about history at “Pelourinho” Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 51
  52. 52. Salvador • Olodum live performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh7in5HTcGk Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 52
  53. 53. Salvador • This is Carnaval (Feb / Mar) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 53
  54. 54. Salvador • Try local food: Acaraje e Vatapa • Watch and learn to play Capoeira https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7tOiIKTeE • Visit a beach nearby Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 54
  55. 55. Other great itineraries 1. Follow Team USA during World Cup 2. Family / Resort vacation 3. Adventure / Seasonal Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 55
  56. 56. Follow Team USA Group phase: • Natal (6/16): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjLY5GTckE • Manaus (6/22): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRoMzfTqrwI • Recife (6/26): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWI_7hG4Es Qualifying 1st: • Porto Alegre (6/30) • Rio (7/4) • Belo Horizonte (7/8) Final: Rio (7/13) Team USA – Group Games WC Quarters and Finals Qualifying 2nd: • Salvador (7/1) • Brasilia (7/5) • Sao Paulo (7/9) Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 56
  57. 57. Family / Resort • Fernando de Noronha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVJNOskZxAQ – Paradise on Earth – Swim with dolphins and turtles – Scuba dive to see Atlantic ocean biodiversity – Up to 10 days on the Island to preserve ecosystem – Surf Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 57
  58. 58. Adventure / Seasonal • Avoid travel during rainy season (May – September) for these itineraries • Amazon Jungle – Fishing – Biodiversity • Pantanal – Fishing – Hunting – Biodiversity • Chapadas (Plateaus: Guimaraes, Jalapao) – Rafting – Hiking – Fauna and flora Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 58
  59. 59. Q&A Q A& @AndreAtDell Slideshare.net/Apiazza
  60. 60. Boa Viagem! Andre Piazza @AndreAtDell Slideshare.net/Apiazza
  61. 61. Key Takeaways • Food: Churrasco > Feijoada > Strogonoff > Regional food • Candies: Brigadeiro, Quindim • Brazilian snacks: Pastel > Pão de Queijo (cheese bread) • Drink: Tropical Fruit juices > Coffee > Guarana soda • Alcoholic: Cachaça > Caipirinha • Safety: Dodge peak-pocketing by gaining context and being aware at all times • Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado / Christ the Redeemer > Sugarloaf (Pao de Acucar) > Ipanema beach > Copacabana beach > Maracana Stadium > Carnaval > Samba school rehearsal > Buzios (179 km) > Paraty (256 km) • Sao Paulo: Avenida Paulista > Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Masp) > Parque do Ibirapuera > Morumbi stadium > Restaurants > Concerts and events • Salvador: Colonial Brazil > “Elevador Lacerda” > local market > Pelourinho > Olodum > Carnaval (Feb / Mar) > Acaraje e Vatapa > Capoeira Have fun! Boa Viagem! Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 61
  62. 62. Useful Links • This presentation on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/apiazza/brazil-world-cup-travel-class • Visas: – http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/WorldCup2014.html – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_citizens – http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/visas.xml • General recommendations including Vaccination: – http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/WorldCup2014.html – http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/brazil • Brazil Attractions: http://2014worldcupfortourists.blogspot.com/ • Brazil in 7 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAm0rpIh2SQ • Rio: http://wikitravel.org/en/Rio_de_Janeiro • Sao Paulo: http://wikitravel.org/en/Sao_Paulo • Salvador: http://wikitravel.org/en/Salvador Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 62
  63. 63. Reading resources • Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed ~ Larry Rohter • Brazil ~ Michael Palin • The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) • Brazil: The Once and Future Country ~ Marshall C. Eakin • Brazil Travel Guide: Your Guide To The 2014 Soccer World Cup ~ Gary Jones • Lonely Planet Brazil (Travel Guide) ~ Lonely Planet • Brazil: National Geographic: Adventure Map (3401) • Brazil (Insight Guides) ~ Insight Guides • Fodor's Brazil 2014: with a special section on the FIFA World Cup (Travel Guide) ~ Fodor's • Brazil: Amazon And Pantanal (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) ~ David L. Pearson Brazil for the World Cup 2014 @AndreAtDell #Travel 63

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