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okay, someone team up with me so we can do HungryHerman's plan
I dont think crime will be a major issue in Rio or any of the major cities. Go to somewhere else if you want to watch matches, Natal, Brasiliera, but if you want to watch a few matches and hang with the baddest bitches you will ever meet in your life. Stay in Rio.
where do you find the condos and know they are legit? AirBNB? thanks everyone for the advice its been really helpful
Airbnb has tons of condos/houses/penthouses listed. Most of them also have quite a few reviews, but some you might just have to take a chance on. I even think Airbnb verifies a lot of these places.
Yeah, airbnb seems pretty legit. I would book as early as possible though (I am planning on doing so soon) since most of the rates will go WAY up once more teams start qualifying and the draw is determined. Right now I am thinking about doing 10-12 days in Natal/Fortaleza or a combo of the two. Each has three games in the first six days and they are about a six hour drive from each other.
why would anyone want to drive in Brazil?
Should have said bus ride is only 6 hours....
Slightly off topic: Has anyone ever tried to temporarily move and find work during the year that a country is hosting a major event like The World Cup or Olympics. My non researched opinion is that there could potentially be a need for English speaking workers.
Curious if this is even feasible as a way of visiting a country during an event like this .
I have buddies who did this when traveling last summer. It wasn't during a huge sporting event or anything, but they found some website where they could do day jobs and make some cash while traveling.
It depends on what you are looking to do and the country the event is in. I would highly recommend finding a job and then relocating rather than the other way around. Unless you are talking about being a waiter at a random restaurant in Rio. The biggest thing is that you can't just expect to go down there for the event. A lot of the work surrounding the event is contracted through US companies. During the Beijing Olympics, we sent thousands of people over there. We had no existing presence in China. Most of the people that went over there couldn't come back for 2-4 years as we used the games as a platform to expand into the Asian market. We got a new employee on our team that went to Beijing in 07 and didn't get relocated back until last year. It was pretty much impossible to get jobs in SA and London. Brazil should have a huge US presence for the next two.
It will be 70 degrees in Rio, not many thongs to see in June
Natal will average 85 for the high - I'll take my chances with the Natal bitches and come back to Rio in February
Brazil is very protectionist.
What's your point?
It takes forever to get a work visa over there, and I doubt that there will be many if any legit jobs worth your time during the World Cup.
I am glad so many of you are going to see my home country win our second straight world cup and 4th straight cup/euro combination. no hay tres sin cuatro
god i cant wait for the world cup...i hate odd years. that should be my first tattoo "I hate odd years."
I don't think many people expect to get a 3 month consulting gig in Rio.
Is that ticket price going to stay so low? I remember for South Africa all the airlines jacked up the price. We ended up paying 2100 to get there. which was 900 more than usual. Whan we started planning for SA we thought about 4500 but after everyone jacked up the price on everything it ended up little more than 6000 of course we went the hotel route and not the condo route. Which would have saved us a bundle.
I am more than likely going to use airbnb to find a place for Brazil. I am going to be home this weekend so I can talk to my brothers/dad about who is in and who isn't, cause I don't really want to wait and I would rather book this soon.
Has anybody here actually went to the WC by the way? How does the ticketing work?
For example, let's say I apply for a bunch of group round games individually (not a team-specific or venue-specific package) and don't get them. Is the next phase first come, first serve? Or am I just shit out of luck then?
who said anything about a consulting gig, Im talking about a simple 50 rialtos/ hour gig.
What do you consider to be a "simple 50K a year gig?"
thongs are overrated, go to the clubs. Hang out in Leblon or Ipanema. The beaches are tourist traps anyway.
You're not getting a job of any kind as a foreigner unless you're being contracted by a company with ties there who will do the immigration work for you. You're not just going to get on craigslist brasil and get hired.
Am I the only perv around here hoping this thread turns into "posting brazilian chicks in thongs" thread?
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