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Many people venturing through South America have come upon Brazil with much surprise and wondered just why the prices are so different compared to their neighboring countries.  Here are 5 reasons why Brazil is so expensive and some tips on how to make the most of your money while you are visiting Rio de Janeiro. 1) Higher credit card transac...
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Rio de Janeiro can be notorious pricy and a bit of a shock for those travelers expecting South American prices. Rio and Sao Paulo happen to be the most expensive cities in the western hemisphere with good reason - Brazil is the economic power of the continent, drawing in a steady flow of immigrants looking to make a better living (Read more about this topic at The Rio Times). But none of this should detract you from planning a visit to the Marvelous City. There are plenty of accommodations and activities for any budget - big or small. You can easily cut the costs of your trip in half if you do the research and are able to find the great opportunities that are available! Here are 5 FREE things to do for the budget traveler and those who just like a great deal!

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The holidays are anything but traditional these days. Reminiscing next to Christmas tree and huddling by the fireplace is now replaced by jetting to distant countries, laying on tropical beaches and dancing to samba on the streets. Millions of travelers find there way to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Christmas and more importantly, the New ...
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Just because you are traveling does not mean you can't be heard! Nomadic Matt writes a great article showing you step by step how to vote in this 2012 USA elections while traveling overseas. It is recommended that you allow 3 weeks for the process. It will take a while depending on your state and the process they allow. If you are luck you can vote...
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