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Phoning in Brazil !

Phoning in Brazil !

It can be very challenging to give a phone call in Brazil from a brazilian phone…you may need several tries before reaching the right number ! After having your “chip” or your phone line, let’s go phoning ! Yes sure, but how to deal with the international and national lines ? Call Brazil to Brazil… Phoning […]

BH by bus

BH by bus

By Janina Junker (German) ~  The bus system in Belo Horizonte has a large number of bus lines going through all parts in the city and is administrated by BHTRANS. You can check the numbers of your bus line and the time table under www.bhtrans.pbh.gov.br But the best way to find your route is by […]

ATM Card Cloning & Credit Card Fraud

ATM Card Cloning & Credit Card Fraud

Thanks to American Citizen Services in Rio de Janeiro for sharing this information!  Instances of ATM card cloning and credit card fraud continue throughout Brazil at very high levels. ATM cards have been cloned at banks and shopping malls, military bases, the international airport and upscale hotels. Organized criminal gangs know the vulnerabilities of ATMs […]

Bike-Sharing in BH

Bike-Sharing in BH

By Laura Orlandi (Italian) ~  Bike-sharing has arrived in BH! My first experience with bike-sharing was in Europe – London, Paris and Germany. After a few years, the bike-sharing programmoveme also arrived in Italy (where I am from) and I took advantage of the monthly subscription for some months. Milano is flat but bike riding […]