Q. How about VISA?
A. If you are traveling from Europe and USA, you don’t need to apply for VISA. You will get it upon arrival.
Q. How can I prepare mentally for this journey?
A. It will probably not be how you expect. Try to put your expectations, and how you like the journey to be and look like, aside. In other words, take “yourself” out of the way so the process can be whatever it is supposed to be.
Also we all have to work for our healing. “Our work” will be different for all of us, and we will see what rises to the surface during your process and then we will work with this in the meditation but also in conversations. The process will be transformational and very deep.
Q. Is Abadiânia a safe place?
A. The little town of Abadiânia is very safe, just remember to follow the basic common sense guidelines that you should follow in any foreign city. 1) Walk with a partner at night and only on streets that have street lights, 2) Keep large sums of money and your passport in a secure place in your pousada.
Q. Can I drink the water in Abadiânia?
A. It is recommended that you buy blessed water while you are here to cleanse the body for your spiritual healing.
Q. Are VACCINATIONS required?
A. Vaccinations are recommended, but not required. Most of the people that come here do not take vaccinations. Though, there has been an outbreak of Yellow Fever in 2017 and even in some parts where it is usually not common. Talk to your doctor or any vaccine facility to see what you should do. Note that if you are traveling to other parts in South America or other parts of Brazil you probably need to take the Yellow Fever vaccine.
Q. Do I need to bring SNACKS from home?
A. We recommend bringing your own favorite snacks to get you by (especially on the plane in case the airline food does not satisfy you). In Abadiânia, there are two cafes (Fruttis and Quintal Cafe com prosa) on the main street. These cafes offer freshly squeezed/blended fruit juices, shakes and various espresso delights of joy. Some serve healthy sandwiches, organic salads, pizzas and snacks of varying degrees such as homemade chocolate cake. Never bring fresh fruits or vegetables onto the airplane unless you consume them completely before landing in Brazil.
Q. Do I need travel insurance?
A. Yes, travel health insurance is required on a group trip and for independent travelers. This can be purchased through many on-line sites. Trip interruption insurance and baggage loss are optional, but for travel with the group you must have emergency medical coverage that will pay your medical costs in Brazil and provide emergency transportation home if needed.
Q. What about exchanging money in Abadiânia, Brazil?
A. The Brazilian unit of money is the Reais, abbreviated R or BRL. There is only one place where you can exchange money in Abadiânia: an office on the main street. There is one ATM in town, however it is not always reliable and sometimes, the few places that accept credit cards could be frequently “down.” We will help you to exchange money in Abadiânia. We recommend you bring, AT LEAST, USD $250 per week ($500 for two weeks) to cover additional blessed water, chromotherapy, and massage treatments as well as crystals and gifts you’d like to take home, juice bar visits or snacks. If you like to shop, then maybe bring more.
NOTE: We have spoken with people in the past groups and some people were able to get by with $500 USD for two weeks (without counting the amount they spent shopping for crystals with their credit card). Other people spent $800 USD in the two weeks and someone spent $1.000 – as you can see, it depends on how much shopping you will do, how many crystal beds you will do (20min, 40min, 60min) and the amount of times you will buy juice, snacks, acai, etc.
Q. What is the electrical current in Brazil?
A. The outlets in Brazil have a different voltage than those in USA or other countries and require an adaptor (220v). We will provide the adaptor to the Brazilian plug type so you can use it to charge your smart phone or laptop. Most phones and laptops have a built in power adaptor, so you don’t need to worry about the different voltage. But do check your device to see if it has that built in.