Brazil is South America and is the fifth largest country in the world. Neighbouring countries (from north to south) are French Guiana , Suriname , Guyana , Venezuela , Colombia ,Peru , Bolivia , Paraguay , Argentina and Uruguay .
In the vast expanse of the country’s climate varies according to the distance from the equator to as the elevation above the sea is very different. While already west of Rio de Janeiro from the Serra do Espinhaço and more often, further south in the Serra Geral, Rio Grande do Sul, the temperature below 0 ° decreases and the climate of the last non-tropical areas is generally temperate, prevails in the basin of the Amazon one uniformly hot temperature of 28-29 ° C on average and without significant cooling during the night. In Rio de Janeiro, even the temperature in the hottest months (January and February) 26.5 ° C, the coldest month (July) 21.9 ° C, but brings daily from 10 to pleasant sea breeze blowing against 18 clock cooling. In the Amazon basin there is an almost continuous rains, the main rainy months are November to March. In southern Brazil in summer thunderstorm, more rain, more winter rain predominant land. There is no real rainy season is not here.
Citizens of the European Union require a visa to enter Brazil (if their stay in the country and serves the purpose of tourism you do not want to stay longer than 90 days).You must fill out an entry card, which is usually already handed out on the plane. The bottom portion of this map should be stored carefully because it will be presented upon departure. The passport must be at least 6 months of entry to be valid. Anyone who wants more than 90 days remain in the country can apply for an extension of his residence permit for another 90 days. This happens at the Policia Federal, which is located in the capitals of the states.
International airports with direct connections to Europe: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Forteleza, Brasilia, Recife and Natal. Connections with all major airlines, Rio and Sao Paulo directly from many european.Metropolitan areas. TAP via Lisbon has the densest network. For connections in Sao Paulo between international and domestic airport (journey time 60 min) run buses from the airline TAM and GOL in vain if one of the flights made with the airline.
Brazilian airlines: TAM (dense route network, London and Paris, Milan, New York), Varig (for restructuring small network, New York and Frankfurt), BRA (small network, Cologne-Bonn), GOL (low cost, dense network, some connections in South American cities, for non-Brazilians only be booked by American Express, very reliable), Webjet (low cost, small power).
Many small regional airlines, most with website and internet booking facility.
Air traffic controllers are among the military in Brazil. After the GOL-crash 2006 (collision with another machine by incorrect transfer between the pilot areas) service is provided by the book. Thus it is currently (March 2007) caused significant delays.
Bands until they leave the security zone have the baggage, as it always comes back for follow-up.
Inner-city buses to lines from sunrise to sunset, then thinned out. Travel times we learn by asking questions, will be paid on the bus. Intercity buses depart from the Rodoviária. Tickets are issued on each bus company. By night connections strong demand. Fare about € 3-5 per hour travel time. You will receive a ticket with your seat number at Nachbussen the card number on it. Intercity buses, which serve to keep a great distance, just at the bus stations. For smaller distances is held anywhere at the request of the passenger. Buses are usually absolutely punctual, reliable, comfortable and clean.
Hotels and Pousadas in all price ranges from simple to Nobel are sufficient and available everywhere. In general, you pay per room, extra from the third person in an extra bed. Breakfast is included in the rule. Cleanliness is standard. Tourism in Brazil is only going to link up. Information obtained is usually only locally.
Motels: A warning in advance: a motel room is booked by the hour in Brazil and serves as a quiet place for sexual escapades. So try not to stay there. The presentation of these motels is pretty clear, they are called “Venus” or “Club 69″ and are adorned with garish neon signs … A normal tourist can not easily be lost in such a motel.
Although it is not the real purpose is: you can also stay there. Many motels have not only hourly prices but also prices for a whole night. The facility is more appropriate, therefore, no wardrobe, desk and no bright lights, but depending on price range if a larger tub (otherwise rare in Brazilian hotels). Breakfast is probably not usually included.