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    The same danger, different...

    by wozzek Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The same danger, different place. This time, Copacabana as you were daydreaming about :)))

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    TERMAS! Best kept secret of...

    by wozzek Written Aug 26, 2002

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    TERMAS! Best kept secret of Rio. Beware, you may fall in love :)))

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    As you can see, Rio may be...

    by wozzek Written Aug 26, 2002

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    As you can see, Rio may be very, very hot. And from time to time there are extra-terrestrials visiting :)))

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  • They do smoke like Turks..If...

    by serap Written Aug 26, 2002

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    They do smoke like Turks..If you dont want to have trouble with anyone, don't even try to smoke in public places like airports...Don't!!

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    The surf at the beaches can be...

    by K1W1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The surf at the beaches can be very strong. Watch for the red flags and stay between them when in the water.

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  • Do not go to Vista Chinesa and...

    by janinha Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Do not go to Vista Chinesa and other desert place like this.Only if you are in group and even so, take care

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    Be careful as you are in every...

    by aminata Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful as you are in every big city, beware of pickpockets. Don't carry too much money, cameras ore jewelry with you.

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  • Oct 1, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Im currently in Rio on holiday, two attempts to grab my back pack in Copacabana in one day, held at knife point after walking out of a cash machine, cutting my trip short and getting the hell out of here!! Good luck to all visiting next years world cup, you WILL get exploited!!

  • Mar 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    I am a 44 year old female experienced traveler who has traveled to many 'dangerous cities' I was passing by Copacabana beach today at 2pm and decided to take out my $100 digital camera to take a picture of the beach. 2 men came up one tried to take my camera and the other held a knife at my throat. I screamed which attracted the attention of a cyclist. There was no harm done, I am actually here working and this incident will not limit my ability to do my job. What I will say is the wisdom of 'just hand everything over' is good advice but when confronted with a knife I thought...I am looking at a knife, why am I looking at a knife. You see and think of nothing else but the knife in this situation. I have seen a lot of defence of Rio on the various forums, what I will say is this: Rio is a fabulous city but my advice is not to take anything for granted....I think of crime as being the of the pick pocket variety, i.e if you don't watch your camera or your wallet you might lose it. having a weapon involved is another matter. I also asked the tourist police how many knife incidents there are around Copacabana beach on a daily basis and the answer is 5 or 6 that are reported, I think that is pretty high.

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