Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Reviews

stephengriff stepheng…
1 reviews
Visit Rio !!! (safe)) Mar 24, 2011
Oi gente;

I just visited Rio (July 2010) ... and I, also, lived there as a kid.

A lot of the things you hear about Rio is that it is dangerous. I just want to say that it is NOT! I went everywhere, and did everything (took local transportation, etc...) and Rio is safe - safe - safe. Now with any big city you do have to be a little careful ( of where you go; and at night; and be aware of your surroundings; don't take too much stuff with you when you go out, or to the beach), but in general Rio is safe.

I was often taken as a local, or South American (I guess I can pass as this / may not look like a (typical) American) - so, I may not have been, potentially, harassed or targeted as other Americans (or other foreign travelers). However, at the same time, I am smart, I kept my eyes open, I looked around, I was aware of my surroundings ... and I did not see any problems. I also went in July (South America's winter) so, maybe, things are slower then. However, I still did not see any problems. Rio is not as dangerous as you hear.

The point I really want to make is - I don't want anyone to not to go to Rio because they think it is dangerous. Go ! - it is relatively / basically safe)

Obrigado, Tchau.
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smithers8 smithers8
4 reviews
Rio my journey May 16, 2011
My trip to Rio was absolutely amazing and the sights were great. As we were there with the team we had limited time by ourselves but there were some great adventures had after dark....

There are a lot of rumours of Rio being dangerous at night but we totally disagree. We spent many a night on copacabana drinking and also walked around the city without any issues at all. You just need to be smart about where you go.

A trip to Sugar Loaf, Christ on the Hill and the Maracana are a must.
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