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Brazilian Highways
Posted December 27th, 2012 - 7:47 am by from Edinburgh, Scotland (Permalink)
Hi there,

I am coming to Brazil in a couple of days and my mum has booked a rental car for a couple of days. Now my boyfriend, who lived in Belo Horizonte for half his life tells me to under no circumstances take this car from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto as the road is incredibly dangerous because of trucks and there are frequently robberies on the highway stops. Now I am a bit irritated and wondered what kind of experiences you guys have made with Brazilian Highways and especially this route.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Posted December 28th, 2012 - 1:00 am by from Ubatuba, Brazil (Permalink)
roads in Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Parana are usually good and safe, on most of the other places i have been, they have too many cracks.

Truck drivers usually do not respect other drivers, and so it is dangerous on most of the roads, unless it has at least 2 or 3 lanes.

About the robberies it never happened to me, but i cant say that there is no risk of happening.

In any case, if you are going to drive, just let the trucks pass, and take your time during the travel, since the road is even less safe if you go too fast.

And have fun here in Brazil while you stay.


Posted December 29th, 2012 - 2:18 am from Divinopolis, Brazil
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Posted January 4th, 2013 - 2:12 am by from Panama City, Panama (Permalink)
Hi guys,

A great option to travel around Brazil is doing it by bus. Its cheap and you get to see the view around.

There are a few portals where you can book your online bus ticket around the country as in www.brasilbybus.com

Enjoy your trip ;)

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 4:20 pm from London, England
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