You know I’m getting ready to travel to Brazil, my home country and you probably know June 21st starts winter season, so I’m working on packing!
It will be very hard for me, since such a large country presents huge gaps in temperatures, depending on where you are going! I’m starting my trip in Sao Paulo which will have temperatures around 48 F, average that time of year is between 48 and 60F.
Then I travel to Salvador, my home town, which has temperatures higher than 80F in the winter and you can pretty much go to the beach if it’s sunny!
Needless to say, that brings a problem, that I’m trying to solve with my packing tips I’m sharing with you:
What to pack
I’m packing 2 pairs of Jeans, I leather jacket, warm pjs and that’s it! I will tell you why: Brazil’s currency is $1.00 = $4.00 so I will purchase cashmere and pure cotton sweaters close to nothing. I will also purchase real leather shoes and socks very inexpensively as well.
I’m also packing just a few pieces of underwear. Brazilian underwear is super comfortable, pretty and affordable.
If you are planning on attending the Olympics, you should plan on bringing at least a light jacket and jeans, since most games and competitions are outdoors and the air breeze in Rio, makes it cooler some times!
I’m packing capri pants, a skirt short and a few shirt to arrive. I’m hitting the mall, for those beautiful bikinis, cover ups, real straw hats, sandals. Salvador doesn’t really sell nice winter clothes, due to the warm weather.
I will also buy natural body oils and perfumes made out of real flowers, super natural and great prices!
Here are some of my favorite stores/ brands, thought you would like to check them out, even if you are not planning on going to Brazil:
Not only the price justifies the purchases, if I brought clothes for 14 days for 3 people, the airlines fees would just be more than purchasing anything.
Have you every thought of packing light and buying things when arriving at your desination? That is my plan! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
Check out my Olympics tips for more information on traveling to Brazil!
This post was not sponsored, it just shares my favorite stores!
Bikini Picture Credit: Salinas
Salvador Pic Credit: Ivana Cezimbra (cousin)
Beach Picture: Moyses Fontes (brother)