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Rio de Janeiro Tourist Traps: 63 reviews and 32 photos

  People play soccer at 3 am! NOT SO DANGEROUS, eh?
by marcbrazil

Maybe before you choose Rio to travvel many people will tell you that Rio is dangerous, do not even put your feet on the floor because you can be mugged anytime..avoid some places at night because people can rape you, do not take cameras to the ebach because you will not have any pictures to tell your friends that you have been to the Tropics...You will see violence everywhere, riots and massive poverty. LOTS OF BLA BLA BLAS...

If you really be afraid of it you will never leave your house, right???

In fact, Rio is a big urban centre like any other in the World with some social problems like crime and poverty, but not really in the tourist areas...problems can happen but just do not play the fool strolling around in the street with expensive belongings, and act positive that nothing is going to happen with you!

The beaches in a way are well patrolled and the local society is reacting against crime by protesting in the media and demanding high quality in the city's security.

Sometimes the midia OVER REACTS and the dangerous areas of Rio are in the suburbs and when you come to Rio you will not see in a Favela or be hosted in a Favela, so do not worry...

Come to Rio with no fear and you will find out lovely people always ready to help you!

THE MIDIA ITSELF CAN BE YOUR FIRST TOURIST TRAP, so come with your own judgement and tell others that Rio is no problem.

Unique Suggestions: Try to go out with locals and make good friends while you are in Rio, always try to get in touch with people who really knows the place and try to meet atleast someone who speak good english which is quite hard to find in many services in the city!

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  • Written Oct 22, 2007
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