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[Travel advice] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by AB423, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. AB423

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    Me and a group of buddies are going in October for a bachelor party and wanted some good advice. Does anyone know where we could rent like a nice mansion for a good price for like 12 people near the beach? What clubs/bars should we hit up?
     
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    Never been, can't help you. But take pics of teh girls and teh secks.
     
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    Make sure to take extra small condoms for you and your buddies.
     
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    Are you BYO helicopter or renting?
     
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    Ipanema has the best beaches and they are numbered based on the type of crowds that go there.....Also a lot of little food places that are all really good

    Bars/Clubs:
    - Place called Lappa, similar to 6th street with a bunch of bars/clubs
    - The Jockey Club hosted a huge "#" party when we were there so you can ask around about that, one of the most "scenic" parties I have ever been to

    Food:
    - Got to check out TT Burger, one of the best burgers I have ever tasted


    ....All I can remember for now post more as it comes to me
     
  6. AB423

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    Thanks man, really helpful.

    Looking forward to these places.. was it hard to communicate over there? Or do I need to learn some Portuguese to get by?
     
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    You won't need to learn any Portuguese, considering the reason you're going, but as someone who's nearly fluent, I can tell you, a little bit will go a long way. But be realistic about it; you only have a few months left. If you already speak any Romance language it'll help, but Portuguese is definitely its own flavor.

    Wish I could help you on the beachfront information, but good luck on finding something. It's all gonna be pretty $$$, especially given the proximity to next year's Olympics.

    The other poster is right. Stay near Ipanema or Leblon.

    And always, always take a taxi after dark. As tourists you're automatic targets.
     
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    Highly recommend AirBnb. Just be sure to select "entire place" so you're not sharing a place with anyone and it's actually yours
     
  9. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    It wasn't too hard to communicate. We stayed at the Hotel Marina Palace across from Leblon beach and Ipanema was a relatively short walk away. Contact this guy to see if he can drive you around:

    Robson Pinto - robson-pinto2005@ig.com.br

    It's been a couple of years since we were there, so I do not know if the email is still good, but he drove us around one day to all the sites. He also offered to drive us around at night to clubs. I am pretty sure we only paid him a couple of hundred USD for 8-10 hours of drive time.
     

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