Money: It is advisable
to get Brazilian currency (Reais) when you arrive at the airport,
you can change cash money (Euros or Dollars) or you can use a cash
machine. The best place to change cash money is the Cambio office at the airport(the one furthest away from the main entrance, to the right of the arrival hall). When you use a cash machine the exchange rate is a lot
better, sometimes as much as 10 percent! There is one at the airport, up the stairs and to the right. The maximum amount you can get from a cash machine
is 1000 Reais per day, after 22.00 the maximum is only 100 Reais.
traveling in Brazil you always need to carry your passport or a
copy of your passport, when you use a copy do not forget you also
need a copy of the entry stamp you got when you arrived in Brazil.
When arriving in Brazil you get a visa for either 30 or 90 days.
When staying longer than 30 days make sure you get a stamp for 90
days, you can not see this on the stamp you get in your passport,
but on the paper they give you with it. Also be sure to keep this
paper with your passport because you need to give it to Customs
when you depart Brazil, if you lost it it means a lot of hassle.
It is as of 01-10-2012 no longer possible to extend your stay beyond 3 months. The maximum total stay in Brazil is 6 months
a year. If you are American or Australian, to name but a few, you
need to get a visa before you fly to Brazil, otherwise you will
leave on the same plane you came with.
Weather / Wind : For an actual
weather report, and prognosis for the next 3 days the next side
is handy: windguru.com