"Safety hints" Rio de Janeiro Warnings Or Dangers Tip by mvtouring

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

Your invaluable valuables belong in the safety box of your hotel room.

Carry along a photocopy of your passport, in case you are asked to show some ID. Leave the original together with your driver's license in your safety box (unless you're driving, of course).

Do not take along more cash than you need.

Avoid dark or isolated areas where you do not see a single soul at night (duhh), such as the Flamengo Park, or the Financial District.

Don't leave your camcorder or state-of-the-art camera swinging from your limp hand, like a shopping bag. Wear shoulder straps.

At the beach, do not leave your expensive camera, passport and/or cash laying around on the sand unattended while you go for a few laps. Do not hide your money in your $200 sneakers either, or you will lose both (that's an old one).

Good Night Cinderella is an old trick that still works. You take a drink offered by a friendly stranger (men or woman). It contains powerful sleeping drugs. You will need help to get back to your hotel room, and this caring and friendly person will gain access to your valuables while you are helpless.

If someone accidentally spills something on you in the street, and offers to clean it say thank you, and walk away.

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2004
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