But don't forget your:

Swimsuit, tennis racket, bike, sunglasses for the dry season, and umbrella for the rainy season. - May 2020


Sunscreen and bug spray - May 2017


Swim suits, hiking boots, bikes--outdoor gear in general! - May 2017


Outdoorsy stuff: back pack, camelback, hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug repellent, bathing suits, medical kit. - May 2016


umbrella, rain gear, bike, and roller blades. - Aug 2015


Bug spray, sunscreen, and portuguese skills! - Aug 2015


Swimsuit and sunscreen - Aug 2015


Sunscreen, bug repellent, flexible attitude. - Jun 2014


SPF 60 - Sep 2012


Patience and portuguese. Waiting in line is a national pasttime. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are a must. There is quite the birthday party circuit for kids, and gifts are expensive. I keep a stocked gift closet from the states. - Dec 2011


sunscreen and pool toys. - Aug 2011


kids items and toys (they are super-expensive). Mexican condiments. - Dec 2009


appettite for meat. Brazilians love meat of all kinds and know how to BBQ it. Go to a churrascaria ("le porcao" is the preferred meat) where you sit down and waiters keep bringing skewers/platters of every type of delicacy (beef of all sorts, sausages of all sorts, fish, chicken, pork... )and all of it is succulent. - Nov 2009


toys for birthday gifts. Toys, shoes, and elctronics are expensive here. - Jun 2009


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