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Sending postcards

Hello,

Flying out to Rio on Christmas day from UK - can't wait

Just a quick question, we'll be wanting to send some postcards out to back home, how easy is it to do this? Where do you go to post something?

I've searched but can't find any info.

Cheers

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1. Re: Sending postcards

Sending postcards is very easy to do.

The main post office in Rio is in Centro at Rua de Marco 64, but there are many post offices in the Zona Sul, the South Zone where most tourists stay, including Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon, Sao Conrado, and Barra da Tijuca.

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2. Re: Sending postcards

Just go to one of the many Post Office agencies around the city. Post Office is "Correios" in Portuguese. You don't need to buy stamps or whatsoever...just get in line and the officer will just charge you an amount (it's probably something around R$ 1 or 2 for each postcard) and put the stamp himself/herself.

Correios in Copacabana, in case you're staying there:

(1) Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 540, Copacabana;

(2) Rua Cinco de Julho, 89, Copacabana

(3) Avenida Princesa Isabel, 282, Leme

There are other agencies in Copacabana and many others around the city...basically every neighborhood (if not, the one next to it). Cheers

Edited: 1:16 pm, December 21, 2012
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3. Re: Sending postcards

Thanks so much guys.

We really can't wait to visit, so excited!

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4. Re: Sending postcards

Ask your hotel where the nearest correios (ko-hey-os) is. Hotel may even be able to send the cards for you. Expect a long sending time. Post cards can be bought in many places, even in post offices, though perhaps not quite as much as before people started sending most greetings electronically.

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5. Re: Sending postcards

There are many many Correios agencies by the city. And you will find it easily.

As in other parts of the world, brazilian post office company has its agencies and trademark in yellow colors (with Correios written in blue letters).

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6. Re: Sending postcards

See link to this page which has the blue and yellow Correios logo. It's easy to spot on main avenues all over Rio,

http://www.correios.com.br/default.cfm

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