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BYTCH
01-10-2013, 07:54 AM
I'm going on a 7 week cruise through the Caribbean and down the Amazon through Brazil, and am trying to foresee what I will want/miss from home. I got an international plan on my IPhone, but the phone won't work on the ship; calls cost about a dollar a minute ashore . Or does anyone have any advice on phoning from South America/the Caribbean? Are there things like the phone cards in Brazil that I could use? Where would I get them, and do they have pay phones?

Does anyone know where to look for internet access? Do they have internet cafes ?

Also, does anyone have suggestions for what amusements I could take? The cabin will have a DVR player. I'm also taking a cable to hook my little laptop to use the TV as a monitor.

It's a long shot that anyone will know about Brazil, but FSU is amazing. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

milanessa
01-10-2013, 11:32 AM
It's a long shot that anyone will know about Brazil, but FSU is amazing. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Doesn't beepbeep live in Brazil? I've never been but have a ball!

beepbeep
01-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Yes, we have internet cafes, pay phones, phone cards, etc. Even in the jungle :D

I live in the very south of Brazil and things are very different form the north, so I don't know much, but these cruises hardly go off the tourist path, so you should find all of these services off board.
Any newstand will have phone cards (they're cheap!) and if you're around a state capital or major cities of the area, 3G and cell phone signals should be fine.

Which cities will you be stopping by while in Brazil?

Rogue
01-10-2013, 04:01 PM
My suggestion is that you take me with you.

allezfred
01-10-2013, 08:53 PM
Don't forget to pack your fio dental! ;)

beepbeep
01-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Don't forget to pack your fio dental! ;)

Which one? ;)

MikiAndoFan#1
01-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Don't forget to pack your fio dental! ;)

:rofl:

Jenny
01-10-2013, 09:34 PM
My suggestion is to ditch all the technology, cut the ties to regular life, and immerse yourself in the experience. If you really need quiet time alone along the way, then bring a couple of books. :)

Habs
01-11-2013, 05:18 AM
My suggestion is to ditch all the technology, cut the ties to regular life, and immerse yourself in the experience. If you really need quiet time alone along the way, then bring a couple of books. :)

I second this whole-heartedly!
After a stressful spring both personally and at work, Mr. Habs and I went on a vacation last summer. After a ... "heated" discussion, he took my Blackberry away and hid it so I couldn't take it with us. Best thing he could have done!

Prancer
01-11-2013, 05:38 AM
My suggestion is to ditch all the technology, cut the ties to regular life, and immerse yourself in the experience. If you really need quiet time alone along the way, then bring a couple of books. :)

Indeed, BYTCH. You need to escape from the stress of your life. How often do you get to just relax and refresh your troubled spirit? When was the last time you took a vacation?

You could literally consider this a voyage of self-discovery.

zaphyre14
01-11-2013, 03:11 PM
I think you need to smuggle The Maltese on board. She's more fun than any electronic device.

Rogue
01-11-2013, 05:23 PM
My suggestion is to ditch all the technology, cut the ties to regular life, and immerse yourself in the experience. If you really need quiet time alone along the way, then bring a couple of books. :)

I agree with some caveats. 7 weeks is a long time to be away from it all, so you need to be able to be contacted in case of emergency. Also, you may need to manage your finances (pay bills, etc.) at some point during that 7 weeks.

BYTCH
01-11-2013, 07:21 PM
Except for Rio and Manaus, it's going to a lot of places I've never heard of: Fortaleza, Recife, Maceio, Vitoria, Amacao dos Buzios, and Ilhabela, and a few villages along the Amazon on the way to Manaus. :eek:

I'm packing and don't want to forget anything, what's my fio dental? i'm really starting to get excited. What kinds of things can I expect to see in these places, beepbeep? They are all ports, so they're on the water. Oh, and I bought one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/SteamPunk-Cosplay-Victorian-British-Safari-Explorer-Pith-Helmet-Hat-NEW-UNWORN-/160948111818?pt=US_Costume_Accessories&hash=item25794149ca to wear down the Amazon, so I'll be totally cool. I need to sew some netting to it though.

RUSHING AROUND MADLY

Prancer
01-11-2013, 08:30 PM
I think this fio dental would be perfect for you: http://www.donnaflor.com/compras/popup_extra_images.php?peiID=50&osCsid=

Jenny
01-11-2013, 08:37 PM
A little side boob can be sexy, but side labia? Non.