The Treasures and Pleasures of Rio and Sao Paulo : Best of the Best in Travel and Shopping (Impact Guides)

The Treasures and Pleasures of Rio and Sao Paulo : Best of the Best in Travel and Shopping (Impact Guides)

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781570231520
  • DDC分類 380.1450002581

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Liabilities and Warranties xiii
Welcome to Surprising Rio and Sao Paulo 1 (10)
Getting to Know You 1 (1)
The Tales of Two Cities 2 (1)
A Unique Perspective 3 (2)
A Travel-Shopping Emphasis 5 (1)
Approaching the Subject 5 (2)
Our Recommendations 7 (1)
Expect a Rewarding Adventure 8 (3)
PART I Smart Traveling and Shopping
Know Before You Go 11 (22)
Location and Geography 11 (1)
Climate and When to Go 12 (1)
What to Pack and Wear 13 (1)
Required Documents 14 (1)
The Peoples 15 (1)
Language 16 (1)
Time 17 (1)
Safety and Security 17 (1)
Getting There 18 (1)
Getting Around With Ease 19 (1)
International Group Tours 19 (1)
Local Travel Agencies 20 (1)
On-line Travel Deals 21 (1)
Customs at Home 22 (1)
Currency and Exchange Rates 23 (1)
Electricity and Water 24 (1)
Health and Insurance 25 (1)
Dining 26 (2)
Accommodations 28 (1)
Business Hours 28 (1)
Anticipated Costs 29 (1)
Tipping 29 (1)
Tourist Offices 30 (1)
Useful Websites 31 (2)
Shopping Treasures and Rules 33 (22)
Discover Brazil's Best Products 33 (3)
Take Key Shopping Information 36 (1)
Do Comparative Shopping 37 (1)
Keep Track of Receipts 38 (1)
41 Shopping Rules For Success 39 (11)
Beware of Scams 50 (1)
Ship With Ease 51 (4)
Buying Gems and Jewelry 55 (12)
Putting It All in Perspective 55 (1)
Qualities of Gemstones 56 (1)
Confusing Gemstone Names 57 (1)
Karats and Carats 58 (1)
Natural Stones, Synthetic Stones, and 58 (1)
Simulated Gems
The 4 C's 59 (1)
Natural Pearls, Cultured Pearls and 60 (1)
Simulated Pearls
Know What You Pay For! 61 (6)
PART II Great Destinations
Rio 67 (48)
An Almost Forgettable History 67 (1)
Meet the Beautiful People 68 (1)
Unique Treasures and Pleasures 69 (1)
Getting to Know You 70 (5)
The Streets of Rio 75 (1)
Shopping Rio 76 (1)
What to Buy 77 (4)
Where to Shop 81 (9)
Best of the Best 90 (5)
Accommodations 95 (5)
Restaurants 100 (4)
Seeing the Sites 104 (6)
Entertainment 110 (3)
Rio Connections 113 (2)
Sao Paulo 115 (40)
A Melting Pot and City of Hope 115 (2)
Meet More Beautiful People 117 (1)
Unique Treasures and Pleasures 117 (1)
Getting to Know You 118 (3)
Shopping Sao Paulo 121 (1)
What to Buy 121 (4)
Where to Shop 125 (5)
Best of the Best 130 (6)
Accommodations 136 (4)
Restaurants 140 (5)
Seeing the Sites 145 (4)
Entertainment 149 (2)
Beyond Sao Paulo 151 (4)
Index 155 (10)
The Authors 165 (3)
Feedback and Recommendations 168 (1)
More Treasures and Pleasures 169