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Packing light in Brazil + tech gear conundrum

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1. Posted by letsjumpno (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

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Hey all!

I'm leaving for Brazil in a month, and feel a little stuck with packing.

I'm going for at least three months (and maybe tacking on a month in Argentina if the money holds out), and am going all over (from Sao Paulo to Minas to Bahia to Rio to Floripa, by bus, plane, and riverboat!). I want to bring as little as possible, but for three months, this gets tricky!

What I'm most concerned about is bringing a camera and a computer. I will be photographing pousadas and making websites for them in exchange for temporary lodging. I have a three year old beat up Powerbook and a Nikon D70, and I don't know how I'm going to travel without them getting stolen, lost, or damaged. Does anyone have a solution to this?

Other than that I wanted to bring a few changes of clothes and necessities. Anyone have any other, general advice?

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

maybe best if you dont think that you can travel/stay for free whil offering to take photos and doing promotion for the places you will visit.
for sure they got this offers before.....
best advise I can give you
have anough money to be independend ,nobody is waiting for you.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 16, 2008, at 8:50 PM by marlis ]

3. Posted by letsjumpno (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Um, marlis, I already have a few clients queued up, and am coming with enough money. I'm not sure where you're getting this, or how your response is relevant--however, if you have any advice on packing, I would much appreciate.

Thanks!

AQ

4. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

I have always my cameras in ziplock bags against dust or humidity.
while walking around I keep them in a old shoulder bag,never in a special camera bag.
as for clothings I would recommend loose fitting 100% cotton or cotton/linen mix and light colours.
Moskitos like you when you dress in dark colours.
enjoy your time in Brazil