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The year 2011 is almost upon us so we've rounded up nine cities around the globe that celebrate the New Year with style. Find your perfect party, from family-friendly affairs to all-night debauchery to classic celebrations.
Visas are required for U.S., Canadian, and Australian citizens. Go to the Web site for the Brazilian embassy or consulate nearest you for the most up-to-date information. Obtaining a visa can be a slow process, and you must have every bit of paperwork in order when you visit the consulate, so read instructions carefully. (For example, in the U.S. the fee can only be paid with a U.S. Postal Service money order.)
These are useful if you plan to travel a lot within Brazil (they can only be purchased outside Brazil), where distances are vast. Passes from TAM or Varig can save you hundreds of dollars.
Throughout the country, use the thumbs-up gesture to indicate that something is OK. The gesture created by making a circle with your thumb and index finger and holding your other fingers up in the air has a very rude meaning.
The mercury is rising, and we've taken a look at the hot new books on the market. Once again, our list of favorites has us globetrotting: from Down Under to Spain to South America to the Caribbean to Mexico, with some bizarre journeys to top it off. Fodor's Editor Jess Moss weighs in.
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