Sao Luis

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The Brazilian state of Marraías is the city and port of San Juan, on the Atlantic coast south of the equator. It has been rainy from January through July. In times past, the area where the modern city now stands was a refuge for people from all parts of the world, including African slaves who were brought here to work on crop plantations. At different times the territory of the present city was alternately occupied by Portuguese, French, and Dutch. The result was an intermingling of ethnic cultures, customs and traditions. San Luis is the capital of Marjane.

The old buildings, built during the colonization period, have preserved the atmosphere of a bygone era. Closer inspection of the features that have survived and left a deep mark on the history of San Luis can reveal various events that took place in the past and have left a deep mark on the history of San Luis. The old downtown area retained many of the buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries that were abandoned in the 1990s. The grand narrow streets, arches, cues and fountains are a reminder of past events that have had a profound impact on the citys future development.

100 USD = 499.55 BRL

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 960,000 people
  • GDP: $8,649 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vivo
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Brazilians have a friendly reputation, but tipping is not a part of the culture. Restaurants: A 10% “servico” charge is often added to the bill. While there is no legal obligation to pay it, it’s customary to do so.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Submarino
  • Best short-haul air carrier: TAM
  • Best intl air carrier: TAM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $1250
  • Monthly costs for local: $360
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.4
  • Coffee: $1.3

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