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"Copacabana Beach" Rio de Janeiro Warnings Or Dangers Tip by brians1963

Rio de Janeiro Warnings and Dangers: 222 reviews and 107 photos

Stay off the beach after sundown.

I ignored all my travel instincts, have traveled multiple places in the world and still ignored my own advice. We were mugged at knife point. They got our shoes, less than $100 in cash, 1 credit card and camera.

Rio is known for theft and crime. But here are some obvious things you don't do, and 1 of them is to walk the beach at sundown.

We were lucky.

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  • Written Oct 21, 2007
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