Rio de Janeiro Travel

Should we  go to Rio De Janeiro during the Rio Carnival?

In fact, going to Rio De Janeiro during the Carnival is a big difficulty and  calamity because I can watch this carnival on tv instead of living between one million tourists an done million Brazilian people. Certainly, one of the places and cities  that must be seen  before dying is Rio Carnival.

The carnival may not start on the same date in February but in February in 2008, after the 3-day final 234 where big show will be shown, in other words a lot of samba schools pass  in review their costumes called “kolso” and a lot of samba cars will be droven on this road, the last championship nominees will join this walking but I suggest you not to go to Rio De Janeiro, If you want to go there before dying and if you are there in February, then don’t miss going to carnival.

What are the places that must be certainly seen in Rio De Janeiro?

Arriving there after 14.5 hour-travel, 3 days arent enough to see Rio De Janeiro. You should at least 7 nights and 8 days, I think you should  get aroun not only Rio but also all the environment but how? First important 3 days involve getting around Rio and the days left involve getting around Iguasa Area and Iguasa Falls, Salvador, Bahiya Forteleza and Amazon forests.

One week is ideal for getting around Brazil comfortably but if we are in Brazil now, one of the places that must be certainly seen is Jesus Statue in Korkova Hill. It is 730 meters high and made of soapstone. The height of the statue that blesses the people and the tourists is a symbol.

There are a lot of places that must be seen not only in but also around Rio. One of them is Marakana, the most famous stadium. It was decided to be constructed for the forth World Cup and Brazil startet to come true this decision. In other words; Marakana Stadium where Uruguay beat Brazil as 2-1 in Final match started to be constructed but it couldnt be finished while the final match finished with a big sadness because Uruguay beat Brazil as a result of  2-1 score.

There are also a national history museum  and anational library here. The library especially displays the most important and original one of the bibles written till now. Also there are places that must be visited apart from Rio. There is especially the longest river of the World (it is 2,7 kilometers long) in Argentina. The places that seperate Paraguay and Rio are Amazon Forests.

There are 186 millions of people in Amazon forests in Salvado Bahiya border in west of Rio De Janeiro Because of this population, the forest consists of 60 percent of this population. Amazon forests… If you can save yourself from these forests, you can arrive in the most beautiful beach “Salvador de Bahiya”. Because Rio is a touristic place but yet it hasnt got a touristic flavour, it has stil has a plain life style. I think Brazil is one of the most beautiful places where need to be lived with Salvador de Bahiya with its the most beautiful beach of Brazil.

Is Rio De Janeiro an expensive city?

If you ask this question to us, Turkish people; it is not because today 100 dollars refers to 214 riyals. Riyal in Portugese means currency and we can do a lot of things with this Money. For example we can eat your fill for 1 week. It is not a lie, because while we pay 10 Turkish Liras for a menu in McDonalds in Turkey, we pay 5 Turkish Liras for the same menu in Brazil, It means that our one-day McDonalds menu in Turkey refers to 2-day menu in Brazil. If you want to stay in a five-star hotel in Copacabana beach, accommodation in city is expensive. It costs between 100 and 300 dollars for one night but if you prefer staying in a 4-star hotel, you pay between 30 and 50 dollars  for a night. Also you can walk to Copacabana beach in ten minutes.

In the point of shopping, there is bargaining possibility in every time and everywhere. There is a bazaar which is open between 20.00 and 00.00 on Copacabana beach. You can drive a hard bargain but when you go to a shop there is no possility for bargaining, you have to pay what the product costs. If you want to buy a special thing, I suggest you to buy the paintings made by Brazilian street  painters.

What kind of food culture does Rio De Janeiro have?

Perhaps one of the unique countries where you can eat with your raki is this city because there is a food culture called “Çulaskarya”. Its name is foreign but when I explain it, you will understand how domestic it is. The meat taken from the most beautiful animals is put on your table. Think about big spits. 25 different parts of the animal are taken and ranged on these spits and they are barbecued on charcoal grill.The waiters services these spits. There are a red and a green signal. When you select the gren signal,you can eat meat as much as possible. If you select red one,it means “I am full, I cant eat more”.

Compare the price of the meat in Turkey with Rio‘s meat price. One of the most important features of the Turkish’ palatal delight is fish. There are such restaurants that you can eat “Çulaskarya” -based barbecued fish. You can eat every kind of fish how much you want for only 30 dollars. You can come to Rio for only eating..

How can we go to Rio De Janeiro ?

Initially, marine transportation was used to go Rio De Janeiro and you can go there by marine transportation now but people prefer coming here by plane instead of arriving here after 2030 days by marine transportation. There isnt direct plane to Brazil but there are time tables for Brazil in Europe. I have good news; there will be direct planet o Brazil in Turkish Air Lines. Now the best airport is Airfrance. You can go directly to Rio De Janeiro Paris by connecting flight from İstanbul. There are two timetables for Brazil. You arrive here first of all from Istanbul to Paris in 3,5 hours and then from Paris to Rio De Janerio in 11 hours. It means that it is possible to  arrive Rio De Janeiro in 14,5 hours.

Apart from Airfrance, there are another airports such as Alitarya, Riberya and Riftanza but these airlines arrive directly not Rio but another cities of Brazil and then use connection. Therefore Airfrance is the best airline. Visa for Brazil isnt necessary because most of the countries want visa from Turkish and this is a difficult thing. Thanks to our good relationship with South America we don’t have to have visa for Brazil. You can come here whenever you want.

What kind of problems can we face in Rio De Janerio?

Whenever you go,it is possible to face pick pocketing evetns. This event is experienced by tourists in not only Turkey and İstanbul but also all the World especially in Rio. Rio and Rio government found a alternative for this unfortunate event especially for Copacabana beach. There is a big bidonville and Rio government support these people in this bidonville and they don’t use pick pocketing very much. I suggest you not to wear expensive jewelleries when you go out in Rio. We, Turkish People, love wearing such things and face these pickpocketing events more. Crime rate isnt high but you should be careful.

In which months can we go to Rio De Janerio?

In fact, seasons  are very variable in the World. If you go to South America, you should think when you should go there because in winter, you can prefer sunbathing in Kopakopana beach instead of being frozen in Turkey. It means we had beter go to Rio De Janeiro in winter. We can stay in  Rio De Janeiro from November to April and sunbath in Copacabana beach. We must bring summer dresses while going there. You have to return in April because hurricanes start. Hurricane and rain season end up in October. Although it is sunny  and hot in Rio, we should live our summer season in Turkey.

Australia Travel

How can we go to Australia?

If you afford to get around all over the fives continents, don’t forget to get around Australia. If you want to fly for 20 hours, prefer Singapur Airlines. You will fly from İstanbul to Dubai, from Dubai to Singapur, from Singapur to Australia in 20 hours.

Is it easy to enter here? No. Because you have to 45 questions as difficult as the questions in university exam if you want to get a visa.

Is it worth doing this? If you want to see kangaroos, the habit and Aborjins, I  suggest you to get a plane ticket and come to Australia.

What kind of food culture does Australia have?

One of the most unique countries where Turkish people don’t have problems about food is Australia. There are so much Turkish restaurants that you can eat here. Also Australian people love barbecue very much and they use the almost everyday. Therefore, the restaurants have meat and fish menus that don’t exist in Turkey.

If you like see food,eat as much as you want when you come to Australia because it is very delicious.

What kind of problems can we have in Australia travel?

It is one of the unique countries where crime rate is low for Turkish people. Therefore, we can relax and get around comfortably. There is certainly crime but it isnt high to affect us. Relationship with people is very easy because percentage of people who can read and write is 90. You won’t have problems with people. They make your travel and trips entertaining. Every country has special traditions.

In fact their local tribes in their traditions are aborjins. As they don’t live with the publicity,we are away from them.That they are respectful,comeback and be held to their traditions make Australian people different from others. Therefore,apart from the tourists, they don’t accept everybody as a friend.

What can we arrange for Australia travel?

Where can we see when we come to Australia? This is important… You should certainly see Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide…

You have to be in Australia to get around these cities approximately 7  or ten days.

You have to come Sydney. What will you see? I think Sydney is one of the 3-4 beautiful cities after İstanbul. There are a opera building called Darling Harber which was made of abalone and Blue Mountain which is out of Sydney. Don’t forget to see the Aborjins and their lifestyle. There are a lot of places to go.

If you go to Melbourne, don’t forget to see the island which is made by the generation of the world and different shapes of Stones.

One of the places you shoul visit Philip Park and Philip Ireland. When you come here, you can watch the lives of the penguins and also kangroos and you can feed them. Then come here soon.

In which months can we go to Australia?

There is a different kind of climate in Australia. We have summer season for three months and i n Australia too but when?The ocean climate consisting of January, February, March is the time that is made up with hurricane continental climate. Apart from these months, Australia has cold,rainy and hurricane climate except North Australia. The only thing you do is to go in January, February, March. The rainy days start after March and finish till December.

If you want to go to Australia,I suggest you to watch it on tv. The cities that experience the heaviest  ocean climate are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Adelaide. Also these 4 cities are beachfront, therefore they are the cities that has the coldest and the most effective hurricanes and rainy days made up by the hurricane and continental climates. This is seen in semilunar shape of the ocean.

What kind of acitivities can we do in Australia travel?

When we arrive in Australia, January, February, March are the important months. Apart from these months, you will have selected a very false season. You should certainly feed a kangroo. This is one of  the most entertaining things you can do. All the national parks gives this possibility. Also you can communicate with penguins in national parks in ocean coast and experience this thing.

Also if you are interested in surf, the most famous surfing beaches are in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and all af the coast cities in Australia. Then you can bring your surfboard and come here soon. You can also go to an Aborjin village and see their lifestyle and learn hake dance and have a week with them. Then prepare your suitcase and come to Australia.

New York Travel

What are the places that should be visited certainly in New York?

After arriving in New York, we must prepare a plan so that we can know where to go and how to go. If we travel with a tour agency, it is ok but if you don’t, this is very important. Certainly,  we could suggest you to  visit Twin Towers before it wasn’t destroyed but now it is gone for ever.

Therefore, one of the most important places that should be seen is the Empire State Building. This is an important building;it is a 442 high, 102-storied building consisting of 1576 stairs. Its construction was finished in 1931, it is one of the places where you can see all New York City and it is one of the most beautiful places… There are some places you should see after all of these ones because there is the Statue of Liberty. This France’s present to America for 100. hundred reminder. After you go to New York, see the Empire State Building, you can arrive The Statue of Liberty by the most beautiful boats and vessels.

The Statue of Liberty is not only New York’s but also The World’s symbol. It is 93- meter high but we give you bad news. Because of terorism events, you cant arrive the stone point up the stairs but you can go up till bedplate. It is not compulsory but I suggest you to go there…

Why don’t we visit museums when we come to New York? We will visit Metropolitan Museum. Although it is stil a borrowing museum from The World History, it is a unique  museum.

Don’t return from New York without passing through the Central Park because only this park can jolly a place up.

When you come here, you should watch a musical. Then you can arrange a New York travel in a short time.

How is the transportation in New York?

One of the capital towns in the World is New York. New York is really a beautiful city despite its blasted towers… Then, what must we do when we want to come here? Directly, you can enjoy arriving in New York in 9-10 hours by buying a ticket from Turkish Airlines. Beside flying directly, there is a visa problem about entry permit. What kind of American visa problem is this? Until the 11 September Twin Towers scandal, Turkish people could get visa easily. Before this situation, America used to give lifelong visa permit. After this terorism events, there happened to be some problems with the frame of the rules. America started to give 10-year visa and it wasn’t easy to take visa because America gives visa if it accepts the person suitable according to the interview where they scan fingerprint and retina.

After getting the visa,there is only thing left to do!! – to go and get around America, New York. When you  go to  New York, it is useless to stay for 3-5 days because New York is a seperate world. 7 or 8 days can be  enough to get around New York.  If you want to be here  and get around more, 15 days can be suitable.

How is the climate in New York?

The world has 4 seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter but New York has 2 seasons. Whatever happens, never go to New York in Winter. Skyscrapers are seperated as a blok. When you work between two bloks, you can find yourself not to walk as you are frozen. Therefore don’t go to New York in Winter…

In summer, in other words; in early spring you can feel the temperature  after April. In summer, unfortunately you can hardly walk because of the smoke of the cars, skyscrapers, taxis and their exhaust fumes and the high temperature of the air..

September, October and November are the best months to go to New York.

How is the food culture in New York?

The only city where you can eat 4 times big your meals  and there are a lot of different restaurants is New York. It is  impossible to forget the sausage sellers on the streets. Do you know know all these sausage sellers are Arabian Muslums? You can relax because they never use pork. They prepare shish kebabs by using veal, mutton and beef plus they sell chicken shish. You can eat these sausages tastefully. Isn’t it sensible to eat a sandwich for 2 dollars instead of going to restaurats? The biggest feature is that you can find all the world’s food culture in New York. Briefly, Turkish don’t suffer from food.

Do you miss Turkish meals? Dervish Restaurant waits for you on the 45. avenue, 7. street. Including  its delicious stuffed vegetables and borlotti beans in olive oil, wonderful Turkish food waits for you. Of course, you will eat some things in America but there is not a special food of America. The important one is to eat according to your palatal delight. Then you can go to New York to eat the most beautiful food of the World.

Dubai Travel

Does having a holiday require high budget as it is thought?

You planned a vacation to Dubai and wanted its budget to be very high, then Dubai travel for 299$ including aeroplane expenses is not impossible…

But if you like, it is possible to lodge in Dubai where the  world’s limited in number 5 stars and architecturally incomparable Dubai hotels are existed for 2500$, 3000$ and even as far as 5000$ if you can afford.

Dubai building

But if your aim is to buy electronic appliance, you do not need to spend so much money for this. The reasons for Dubai’s to be chosen when it comes to the technology are its being close to the Far East and being sold the goods imported from Far East here in a duty-free and tax-free way. That’s why Dubai is the most ideal place to buy mobile phone

Of course you can buy various electronic appliances apart from mobile phone; cameras, laptops… But if you happen to go to Dubai and need mobile phone we advise you to steer for them firstly. Then you can steer for another electronic appliance …

On account of living in Dubai is not that expensive, you have the chance of tasting any countries’ cuisine with very affordable prices…

Dubai has barely public transportation even there is no such a chance. We have two advices:

  • Either you can rent a car with reasonable conditions and access anywhere in Dubai  very easily.
  • You can engage a taxi with very ridiculous prices…  For example, you can wonder around Dubai from one end to another end with just 10-12$ maximum cost…

It means travelling to Dubai is not so expensive as it is thought to be…

What should we watch for when we are in Dubai as a tourist?

The United Arab Emirates are consisted of total of 8 emirates. Of course these have a certain number of way of life, cultivations and traditions according to the each emirate.

Dubai Downtown

Dubai is the modernist emirate among them…  For example; Şaja (another emirate of United Arab Emirates) has more though rules and more secluded…  Even, it is such a secluded emirate that it is forbidden to drink alcohol in the hotels in this emirate.

Abudabi is an emirate located between Şaja and Dubai but the people in Dubai preserve their modern, far-sighted traditions and customs having high living standards  apart from their traditions and customs…

That’s why, as Turkish people when we arrive there, we can have the chance of wearing whatever we like  without having no difficulty. We are not having any difficulty just because we are Turkish because we go to a country whose people are Muslim.

As in the case of other Muslim countries, people are very hospitable against Turkish people, because religious fraternity is in the foreground. As you know Dubai is a shopping paradise, it is one of your aims already to go there.  Bargaining is possible but it should be in reasonable limits. I mean it is not possible to buy a good with a tenth of its price as you do in the Far East. That’s why it is advisable to keep bargaining at reasonable limits.

How to go to Dubai?

You decided to go to Dubai travel, you are very lucky because there is already 3 airlines directly going to Dubai (from Istanbul, from Europe).

Dubai marina

Airway communication; you have the chance of flying  Dubai at the various hours of the day via Dubai’s domestic airline Emirate in the first instance,  and also Turkish Airlines and Singapur Airlines. Flight time is approximately 4,5 hours; it is not a long time.

Do we need a visa to go to Dubai?

Yes, we do. But it is not required detailed visa transactions like Europe, Australia and America.  You  just  xeros specific pages of your passport and give them to your travel agent and airline; and these are sent to Dubai.

Dubai night

These are translated into English in Dubai and then your visa is sent to you as a photocopy.  All you need to do to enter this country is to put this photocopy into your passport. This will make wondering around the country easier for you.

If you planned a Dubai travel, you must know that you should just lead to Dubai. Of course not for the sun and for the sea. Because on account of the life there is planned to be cheap, 4-days as minimum or 5-days as maximum vacation will be an ideal duration for you.

Which months are the most ideal ones to go to Dubai?

If you want to go to Dubai firstly you should bear in mind these;  Do not ever  think of going to Dubai when Europe is experiencing summer. If you want to go there in such hot days that even it is possible to cook egg on the walkways in 50 degree and you feel strong enough to bear such a hot weather, it is not the case of course. The most ideal time to go to Dubai is when it is winter in Europe. 

Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Because it is the time when the desert climate and the hot weather in Dubai is at minimum levels and equivalent with 20-25 degrees. And it is very available for shopping. December, January, February, and march are the most ideal months to go to Dubai. Then the most ideal months to go to there are winter months.

Dubai is always crowded in 12 months of a year if you like or not. Because people infest in Dubai to buy themselves the closest and cheapest electronic appliances. And for this the weather is not the case. On account of  gigantic shopping malls having air-conditioner, it is not the case to be effected by the weather in Dubai. That’s why Dubai is crowded in 12 months of a year.

How is the cuisine of Dubai?

You have not a problem like famishing in Dubai. We can say this easily. Because Dubai has not its own cuisine.

Although Dubai is integrated with arab culture, on account of being one of the United Arab Emirates is very touristic, it will be very easy for you to find world cuisine there.

If you like a cuisine which is very similar to Turkish cuisine, then I advise you to prefer the restaurants in which you can find typical arab foods and also hummus, kebab, durum.

Be sure with this that you will not have starvation problem.

You could find these questions’ answers in this post:

  • What should we watch for when we are in Dubai as a tourist?
  • How to go to Dubai?
  • Do we need a visa to go to Dubai?
  • Which months are the most ideal ones to go to Dubai?

Dubai is generally wants visa from you. So you need to take a visa for Dubai. Dubai travel will be very exciting travel for you, you have to visit there.