Porto Alegre

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Porto Alegre is a city in Brazil.

Hitchhiking out

  • The Bus Station, at the Vespasiano Veppo Square in front of the Continental Hotel, where drivers go slowly between two traffic lights.
  • The gas station Ipiranga Aeroporto, at Avenue of States, 75 where drivers stop there before go to the two highway beyond: the BR-116, which goes North, and the BR 290, wich goes East.
  • Take a bus from the centre called 'Direito Freeway' (about 10 Reais) and ask to be dropped off at Gravatai toll station to hitch north towards Florianópolis.

If you are going to coastline, you can also ask a ride to leave you to the Km 80 of the "Freeway", to ask for another ride there, at the gas station Petrobras Graal Rota 80.

It's not allowed to ask a ride near the fuel pumps but you can do it on exit of the gas station, when the drivers slow down.


Places to avoid

Avoid hitchhiking at the coasting of the highway BR-290, also called "Freeway". It could be dangerous.

Accommodation and Sleep

Porto Alegre has a lot of Couchsurfing (CS) members who are friendly to host people like hitchhikers.

You could contact these CS members at https://www.couchsurfing.org or going to the weekly meeting of this guys, which occurs every thursday at 19:00, in the place called "Shamrock Irish Pub", at Vieira de Castro Street, 32 at the Farroupilha District (near Redenção park).

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