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    Sandels can cut, bring plenty of comfortable shoes

    by uvaspy Written Jan 28, 2005

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    My flip flops cut my feet. The sand makes it worse. Bring plenty of comfortable shoes.

    Or bring plenty of bandages. I brought some, but not enough.

    bad shoes = cuts

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    Put sunblock on your feet

    by uvaspy Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    The UV index in Rio is very high, 10+. The feet and ears and eyebrows are the places on your body that you will forget to put sunblock on.

    If you burn your feet you will not like walking around.

    burned feet

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  • Lapa area

    by Mirtsa Written Oct 15, 2003

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    Be extremely careful when around Lapa Bridge. This white and beautiful bridge and it's surrounding is plenty of strange people who want to have your money and other valuables.

    Lapa Bridge
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Backpacking

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    Be careful of all the beatiful...

    by depresno Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Be careful of all the beatiful girls! Before you know it you have a new family! (The picture is arranged!).

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    Watch out for the HEAT and the...

    by depresno Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Watch out for the HEAT and the SUN. I've been many places, but in December and January the sun is dangerous. Don't forget your sunscreen.

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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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Comments (3)

  • Jul 5, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Yesterday i went to copacabana beach to see the world cup match at the fifa fan fest but my windows tablet pc was stolen from my bag. I rushed to the local police but they seemed ignorant and did not even took my written complaint saying that they are too busy. All my pictures, videos and important soft documents were in that tab. I have had enough in Brazil. I am going back earlier and wil advice others not to come to brazil.

  • 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.

    • May 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      My husband was in Sao Paulo on a business trip in December. He and his partner had a day off and had stopped to take a picture along the Anchieta Highway. They were robbed at gunpoint.. they took everything and shot my husband. I have read so many times that thieves just want your money and possessions, but my husband lost his life.

    • Jun 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Here in Rio for business and pleasure just days before the world cup is to begin. Yesterday afternoon while returning home from a leisurely walk by myself (44, male) from Impanema two young boys on peddle bicycles (ages approx 11/12) began circling me with a clear intent of a snatch and grab mugging.

      These two young muggers followed and circled me for over 3 blocks. When I crossed the street they too crossed over and at times up on the sidewalks they peddled their bikes. Be alert people. I let them know I was aware of their actions…and kept moving, fist ready to go. When I could I walked close to the buildings so they couldn't circle me and never ever once did I stop my feet from moving and eratically changed my direction to thwart their attack. At times I could have easily pushed these punks off their bikes...they came that close. When a chance arrived I mixed with a crowd of people and soon made my way into a shop until the muggers, quickly, moved on.

      Be street savvy and alert and you will be alright.

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