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  1. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Great stuff Tonyels. Your concise yet informative...

    Great stuff Tonyels. Your concise yet informative listing will be much appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Hehe. Well patmar goes ott occasionally and if it...

    Hehe. Well patmar goes ott occasionally and if it works for him fine. He's supported wearing a Vasco shirt several times on the basis of supporting the GDPs' northern homeland and also on the basis...
  3. Forum:
    Northeastern Africa
    Thread:
    Egypt

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    While you're probably right, the guy may be...

    While you're probably right, the guy may be genuine. We don't know anything about him, even whether he's Egyptian. With all the things that are happening over the past couple of weeks, some people...
  4. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Using Cell Phones in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    I think you do get free claro to claro calls...

    I think you do get free claro to claro calls though. Last time I bought one they said I had to wait for them to activate it. I was miles from the nearest shop by the time the 'activation' failed to...
  5. Forum:
    Northeastern Africa
    Thread:
    Egypt

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    I agree with your point, but I think you are...

    I agree with your point, but I think you are overstating it a bit, even with the crazy state of the country just now.

    http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=64&loctype=1

    I hang out...
  6. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Yes it's safe (there is private plain clothes...

    Yes it's safe (there is private plain clothes security. Behave yourself) Read the forum for reviews and reports. You can go by bus or metro. I personally find more of a quick slam bang (or two; or...
  7. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Living in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list But at least you get a first class haircut, and...

    But at least you get a first class haircut, and Rs20 is hardly expensive. I usually go to the place on Prado Júnior. There's an excellent padaria just opposite that doesn't give you indigestion or...
  8. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list This blue bridge is probably the easiest landmark...

    This blue bridge is probably the easiest landmark when visiting VM for the first time. This view is approaching from Sao Cristovao station (come out of the station on the side of the main highway,...
  9. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list In case I can help. It's a long way from Barra...

    In case I can help.

    It's a long way from Barra but so are most places (as you've probably guessed)

    Nearest easy metro is Sao Cristovao although I usually walk from Afonso Pena if I'm using the...
  10. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Using Cell Phones in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    I've often found more problems in recent years...

    I've often found more problems in recent years using chips in Brazil. It used to just be a case of taking an unlocked phone then spending half an hour in a TIM or other phone shop; or else buying a...
  11. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list All other things being equal, I generally find...

    All other things being equal, I generally find non-pros are 'better' in the sense that their automatic, physiological responses are more spontaneous and genuine (even if she is partly there for a...
  12. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list My feelings exactly. I recently went thinking,...

    My feelings exactly. I recently went thinking, why bother at these prices? It was quite a laugh at Rs30 all in, and a few beers, banter, maybe a dance, and try two or three girls as the night wore...
  13. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Keep posting Patmar. You sound a little bit...

    Keep posting Patmar. You sound a little bit besotted with your latest fofinha, but enjoy. You do post plenty of information in between the chat (even if it isn't to everyone's taste). Rock on man.
  14. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    General Info

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Google is OK if you have wifi or a cheap download...

    Google is OK if you have wifi or a cheap download plan. But I still find it slow compared with a good offline GPS app. You can get one for the whole of Brasil for pennies and it is more accurate than...
  15. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    General Info

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Just download a good offline map that works from...

    Just download a good offline map that works from GPS alone. I've had no problems. PM if you've still got a problem.
  16. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Campinas

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Some of the info in this section needs to be...

    Some of the info in this section needs to be updated / amended.

    The city has a small RLD at the bus-station end of Rua Fereira Penteado (ie the end furthest away from Cambui) , literally the part...
  17. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro - Crime & Safety

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    I think everyone should watch this. It is exactly...

    I think everyone should watch this. It is exactly how robberies occur in Copacabana. The difference with this latest wave is the large number of youths involved in a single robbery. Notice that...
  18. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Botafogo is a nice place to stay, close to the...

    Botafogo is a nice place to stay, close to the beach in Copa but a lot safer and more civilised with good shops, cinemas, bars, restaurants and live music. As you're new to Rio, I rather feel that...
  19. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Sao Paulo Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list View Post

    Brazil, and especially São Paulo, is nothing like the places you mention. AltoBomGosto might know of some top hotels as he knows the scene here inside-out: but I find such a hotel scene hard to...
  20. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list If you scroll down you'll find someone has asked...

    If you scroll down you'll find someone has asked an almost identical question (and Ibiza007 and Mangera have offered some helpful information). Enjoy.
  21. Forum:
    Test Messages
    Thread:
    ISG and ISG Argentina & USA sites

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    ISG and ISG Argentina & USA sites

    Test message:

    For anyone who needs to check, this is to confirm my identity (same forum name) on the Argentina site and (as Diabalo) on the USA site as a senior member here on the ISG.

    I trust...
  22. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Rio de Janeiro Reports

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Well they can ask. I've paid 100+ pernoite in...

    Well they can ask.

    I've paid 100+ pernoite in years back, but I'd expect much more now so haven't asked. I'll be interested to hear what Patmar gets it down to.
  23. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Carnaval in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list Yeah I couldn't quite believe it. Bit...

    Yeah I couldn't quite believe it. Bit embarrassing. Salgueiro did the cutest levitation though.

    Nah of course you don't need them. I'm just a bit geeky like that sometimes. Personally I guess the...
  24. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Carnaval in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list For anyone interested, Tijuca have just this...

    For anyone interested, Tijuca have just this minute won. Salgueiro 2nd.

    Unidos the Tijuca. 299, 4.

    Salgueiro. 299, 3.

    Portela. 299.

    União the Ilha. 298, 4.
  25. Forum:
    Brazil
    Thread:
    Carnaval in Brazil

    Posted By:
    Christopherd

    Thread is fixed at top of thread list For anyone following the Sambadrome performances...

    For anyone following the Sambadrome performances or planning to watch the Champions Parade for the first time, it's maybe worth checking LIESA's online brochures. (Some are given away free, but you...
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