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started by: jcoinc · last update: 1597105944 · posted: 1357959746

I live in Meier and was wondering if anyone knew of a reasonably-priced gym in the area?   I know Smart Fit is a good one, but there prices change all of the time.  Does anyone know of another good chain of gyms?   Thanks  

started by: RummesVW · last update: 1420713326 · posted: 1420712492

Hi, I wonder if anyone has a recommendation for a good cross fit gym in Rio. Thanks

started by: crusty101 · last update: 1419774484 · posted: 1419167639

I want a Brazilian drivers license, but my US license has expired. Do I have to do the auto school? I have almost 15 yrs experience in the US.... without any accidents. 

started by: vstrom650 · last update: 1407666860 · posted: 1407498624

Hi folks,  I have a serious case of dry eye syndrome. One of my eyes is worse than the other. It probably has something todo with getting older and the fact that I have been wearing rigid contacts for the last 25 years. I wonder if someone else has got this problem and how you are dealing with it. MAybe someone has some good tips before I go and spend a fortune on a doctor. :)  Any suggestions welcome. 

started by: snoopy-890222 · last update: 1394147358 · posted: 1392888248

I would like so much to visit Brazil but I have a very weak immune system an am afraid of getting a dangerous desease from a mosquito. Is there a time when there are no mosquitos at all maybe? (probably  stupid question :) Thx

started by: plucky · last update: 1392890994 · posted: 1392890994

I am looking for information about plastic surgery in rio de janeiro or some where else in brazil. How to find a good doctor. What about prices? Any input welcome

started by: Jasper_1989 · last update: 1390779018 · posted: 1390738338

I just read an article about the number of people that died from Dengue fever last year and it was up 36%, which is kind of worrying...  What can be done to avoid Dengue and what are the dangers if you get it? Thank you 

started by: beachboy74 · last update: 1387576923 · posted: 1387269095

I came across this article stating thea 70% of sewage in Rio goes straight into the ocean... I find this quite shocking and don't think I will go into the water any more...  Here's the article: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20131216/API/1312160814?p=3&tc=pg    

started by: extrasmall · last update: 1382620191 · posted: 1382268527

Can anyone recommend an optometrist in Barra? 

started by: Longin_P60 · last update: 1381691766 · posted: 1381234437

A Friend has just recently moved to Recreio and is looking for a gym with baby minding facilities. A pool would be bonus. Anyone?   

started by: megan-890214 · last update: 1381232151 · posted: 1380527792

hi all Im lookin for a plastic surgen in Rio any recomendation? 

started by: Themaninblack · last update: 1381141158 · posted: 1380732013

Does anyone know a accupuncture place in Rio where they speak English? Preferrably not too far from Lagoa... I hate driving all the way to Barra.  Thx  

started by: chunch · last update: 1380523272 · posted: 1380362851

I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know of a dentist in Campo Grande who can speak English?   

started by: snoopy-890222 · last update: 1378303460 · posted: 1378301366

I'm planning a trip to the Amazon later this year and need shots for yellow fever.  Who can tell me were I can get these?  Tx  

started by: gatorade · last update: 1375463466 · posted: 1375440843

I just came across this list online of open air gyms (ATI's) in Rio and I thought I would share it here:  http://bit.ly/14LLpqv No more excuses to not be in shape  :)

started by: icecream-890205 · last update: 1370434010 · posted: 1370042973

I just lost a filling and need to get it fixed.  Who can recommend a good dentist and not too expensive? I speak Portuguese so t is ok if he doesn't speak English.  Thx Ice. 

started by: smob · last update: 1370086003 · posted: 1370042676

I was thinking about riding all the way from zona Sul to Grumari, but I don't know if that is a safe thing to do... especially the tunnels look kinda scary. Has anyone done this before?   

started by: annep-897327 · last update: 1365479548 · posted: 1365212982

Hello - does anyone know of a good english speaking doctor who is available / open on weekends in Zona Sul? Thx  

started by: annep-897327 · last update: 1365375532 · posted: 1363001304

Could anyone recommend a good english speaking hairdresser? I will be relocating to Rio in 2 weeks time. We will be based in Leblon so somewhere local would be great. I've have only just found a decent hairdresser here in Hong Kong and now I need to start the search again! Hope someone has some good tips. Thx  

started by: booden · last update: 1364221116 · posted: 1363986223

Does Brazil have an efficient healthcare system?  What are the main differences between public and private sectors?  Is it recommended to purchase private health insurance?  Thanks

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