October 2011

October 5, 2011 | By More

Ponte JK (JK bridge), Brasilia

We’ve spent the few days of the month away from home and for that reason our monthly summary arrives a few days late. Today’s blog post consolidates texts from all our sources on Brazil, including this Brazil Travel Blog but also D Airfare and the World Cup Brazil 2014.

Brazil Travel Blog

We began the month with a video welcoming everyone to São Paulo. Still in São Paulo, we warned of the problems associated with breathing in São Paulo’s polluted atmosphere.

We published a reminder for anyone visiting Rio de Janeiro at the end of September and beginning of October: Rock in Rio lands in Rio de Janeiro this month.

It is quite absurd but Búzios has now two official websites.

We reminded everyone that the Brazil Travel Blog has been on Facebook for quite a while. At our Facebook page we reply to your personal queries on all issues related to your forthcoming trip to Brazil.

In no time at all we will be in December, and Rio de Janeiro is well aware of the date: work has begun on the city’s Christmas tree.

We had already warned about the dry season in Brasilia, and after reading that Brasilia hadn’t seen any rain for 100 days we felt it necessary to repeat the warning.

Those who couldn’t make it to Rio had the chance to watch Rock in Rio live on YouTube.

Truly an unusual sight, as rhinos take the streets of São Paulo.

Once again we issued a health warning as Rio de Janeiro is on the verge of its worse dengue fever epidemic in history.

If fun and action is what you’re after, you’ll find it if you head to Folianópolis where a massive party will take place from 12 to 14 November.

D Airfare

Singapore Airlines offered special fares to fly from Brazil to Spain. British Airways and Iberia included their Brazilian flights in their code-share agreements.

American Airlines has plans for two new Brazilian destinations, Manaus and Porto Alegre.

Iberia is up to no good again and has just canceled its Madrid to Fortaleza and Recife flight.

Turkish Airlines wants to fly Buenos Aires-São Paulo-Istanbul.

Good news for aviation fans as Emirates’ A380 gets permission to fly to Brazil.

A new international flight will connect Brazil to one of its neighbours, as Aerosur plans to fly from Bolivia to Rio Branco in Acre.

For those interested in that type of stuff, we published up-to-date figures on the domestic aviation market.

Those intending to fly from Uruguay to Brazil will be glad to know that Pluna is adding a second daily flight to its Montevideo-Campinas route.

Two important players in the southern hemisphere come together as Gol and Aerolíneas Argentinas sign an agreement.

The World Cup Brazil

Thanks to a virtual walkthrough we were able to see what the Fortaleza stadium for the World Cup will look like.

A recurrent theme in the blog is the the World Cup opener in São Paulo. We saw 360º images of its new stadium.

Seems hard to believe, but we are only 1,000 days away form the World Cup. It seemed the right time to have a look at a progress report on how the building of the World Cup stadiums is advancing.

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