Newsletter #2 for Masters age Rio tour
This month's newsletter will answer some of the questions we have been asked the past few weeks...
What money do I use in Rio? and How do I get it?
The Brazilian money is called a REAL. The plural of a REAL is REAIS.
There are about 5 real per US Dollar.
The best way is to ... Use the ATM Bank machines... they are the same as in the USA and give the best bank rate. Be sure to contact your credit card and ATM card companies informing them you will be in Brazil.
Is Rio safe?
Rio De Janeiro is a commonly visited world destination not only because of its fabulous beaches but also due to its cultural and historical attractions. As in many cities, it is more dangerous at night. To remain safe as a tourist, you need to be observant of all potential dangers.
What's the best time of year to visit Rio de Janeiro?
Autumn (which happens in March through May) is a beautiful time of year in Rio De Janeiro. Cooler temperatures than summer. Throughout this season the beach life is still going great, but with fewer crowds and prices starting to drop.
Where will we visit in Rio?
Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), a statue of Jesus Christ located on Corcovado mountain.
Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), a granite peak with cable cars providing panoramic views of the city.
Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, known for their white sandy beaches and lively atmosphere.
What are these places?
1. Christ the Redeemer: This iconic statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain and offers breathtaking views of the city. We will take a train to the top to see the statue up close.
2. Sugarloaf Mountain: Another popular spot for panoramic views of the city, Sugarloaf can be reached by taking a cable car to the top.
3. Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches: These famous beaches are a must-see for any visitor to Rio. Relax on the sand, take a dip in the ocean, we can join in and play the locals in beach volleyball.
Where do we stay in Rio? (Leme Area)
1. Visit Praia do Leme: This beautiful beach is located in the Leme area and is known for its clear waters and stunning views. It's a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.
2. Explore Forte Duque de Caxias: This historic fort was built in the late 19th century and offers great views of the surrounding area. Visitors can learn about the history of the fort and the role it played in the defense of Rio de Janeiro. Hike up the Moro do Leme to see a fantastic view of Copacabana Beach
3. Take a walk along the Copacabana Sidewalk: This long promenade is a great spot for a leisurely stroll and offers great views of the ocean. Visitors can also stop at one of the many bars and restaurants along the sidewalk for a refreshing drink or a bite to eat.
4. Visit the Leme Beachfront: The Leme Beachfront is a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Visitors can take a stroll along the beach, swim in the ocean, or relax on the beach.
5. Visit the Hippy Market: The Hippy Market is a great spot to buy souvenirs, local crafts, and traditional Brazilian food. Visitors can also check out the local vendors selling clothing, jewelry, and other items.
How to avoid Jet Lag and enjoy your trip...
1. Adjust your sleep schedule in the days leading up to your flight by going to bed and waking up earlier or later, depending on the time difference of your destination.
2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the flight and avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine.
3. Take a melatonin supplement or other natural sleep aid to help you sleep on the plane.
4. Try to get some sleep on the flight, even if it's just a nap. Use earplugs and an eye mask to block out noise and light.
5. Once you arrive at your destination, try to get outside and get some natural light to help reset your body clock.
6. Avoid taking a nap during the day, as this can disrupt your body's natural sleep cycle.
7. Be active and engage in physical activities to tire yourself out.
8 Try to stick to your usual routine as much as possible, including eating and sleeping at your usual times.
If you have questions ... contact John in the office ...
More later …..
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