4. Packing, remember that a lot of brands your used to using in the USA may not be available in Brazil depending on the parts your traveling to. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have more American brands for things like makeup and baby formula however expect the cost to be at least 3-5 times as much as you’d pay in the US. If your going to a less touristy area of the country these brands will likely not be available and you’ll have to use the local equivalent and many items are a lower quality. When our kids were still in diapers and we traveled, I always tried to pack as many diapers as possible to bring with us because the quality of the diapers there, even the name brand packages weren’t very good. I also packed extra bottles, pacifiers, and formula. These are all available in Brazil however a $3 bottle from Walmart will easily cost over $30 in Brazil and baby formula was sky high.
5) Cellphone Service, before traveling check with your cell phone carrier about their international pricing. If its not available and your cell phone is unlocked, you can go to a Brazilian cell phone companies kiosk in any local mall once you arrive in Brazil and purchase a prepaid sim card. However we haven’t found a company that offers unlimited data with prepaid plans yet, so we usually spend a lot more than the average person refilling our data with both me and the hubby working online.
We love Brazil and it is our second home. Once the planning, packing, and traveling is over, make sure you relax with an agua de coco and enjoy the beautiful country!
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