There are numerous options of shopping for those who enjoy shopping. The big malls are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.

The regular shops in the street are open from Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The flea markets offer products and souvenirs typical of each region, and are very attractive, usually taking places in parks and touristic places. They sell lots of artcrafts, a great opportunity to get to know a little more about the local people and culture.

Due to its continental dimensions, Brazil shows some local "micro climates", depending on the area visited.

On the coast of the North region the climate is tropical and humid, so it's ideal to take light clothes and shoes, as well as a raincoat for the quick and unexpected tropical showers. It's also a good idea to carry a light coat or jacket for the evening. In the South region the climate is more mild, with a tendence of cooler nights in the months of June, July and August.

No matter what the region is, the dress code in Brazil is more casual. Usually light cotton blouses , shorts, dresses and pants are ideal for the day, whereas in the evening it's more common long sleeves and leather shoes, as the Brazilian style is casual , and elegant casual for the evening.

For men who are not traveling on business it's not necessary to wear jacket or tie.


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