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Old 07-28-2010, 07:25 AM   #76
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rio is a lot cooler, a lot less dangerous and a lot more expensive than i would have thought. it's by far the nicest looking city i've ever visited though. hope i can move there 2014
I lived in rio for close to a year. I have lived alot of places from asia/north america/south america/europe and its by far the most dangerous city I have lived. Every single one of my friends has a story of getting robbed in one way or another from house evasion, car jacking, to just straight jackings. If you visit for a short time you "might" not see this. But you have to remember that the city of rio is surrounded by an astronomical number of favelas. Dont wear nike shoes, watches, or sunglasses in brazil. These are all very expensive items which dirt bags target. For example a pair of nike shoes in rio is about $250-400 american dollars. Nice Sunglasses cost $1000+ for a pair that would be $300 in the states. Like my friend said "its not if you get robbed, its when". I personally watched my friend get robbed in broad day light in copa who was 20 feet away from me on the main strip. This is a city where there is 15 murders a day so be careful is my advice
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:39 PM   #77
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

but how many of those 15 murders/day happen to tourists? like 1?

i'm definitely biased because i had relatively high expectations of getting robbed/killed going in and then after a day or two i felt (ignorantly) safe and witnessed anything scary (copa at night seemed pretty sketchy though). i was only there all of 3 weeks.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:09 AM   #78
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but how many of those 15 murders/day happen to tourists? like 1?

i'm definitely biased because i had relatively high expectations of getting robbed/killed going in and then after a day or two i felt (ignorantly) safe and witnessed anything scary (copa at night seemed pretty sketchy though). i was only there all of 3 weeks.
I was kindve the same way. I fancied running alot at night along the beach (mainly in ipanema)...never really took anything with me, but I did have my ipod...couldve had that stolen I guess.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:32 AM   #79
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the thing about Rio is the prevalence of the favelas. I stayed at the Sheraton in Leblon for a week, and you are literally surrounded by favela except for the beach. We also stayed for a week in Barra and it was completely different: much more US middle class.

I personally felt safe in Rio, but I stayed in populated areas during the day and only spoke Spanish when spoken to.

interestingly, i felt safer in alot of neighborhoods in Sao Paolo and made alot more Brazilian friends.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:12 PM   #80
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

to the guy that likes these huge booties

shes known as "Watermelon Woman" (mulher melancia) here in brazil


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Old 08-01-2010, 07:47 AM   #81
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

so im going to brazil once again in september. will spend a week in Rio with a buddy.

should i get an apartment in leblon/ipanema ? or rather go to a hostel to meet people ?

any 2p2ers in Rio/sao Paulo in september ??
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #82
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to the guy that likes these huge booties

shes known as "Watermelon Woman" (mulher melancia) here in brazil


yeah i know of her, shes amazing. but even USA has huge booties here and there, i was just wondering if brazil had higher abundance of them than other places since I kept hearing that it's common over there
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:18 PM   #83
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so im going to brazil once again in september. will spend a week in Rio with a buddy.

should i get an apartment in leblon/ipanema ? or rather go to a hostel to meet people ?

any 2p2ers in Rio/sao Paulo in september ??
it depends on the price of the apartament... your day-by-day..
but definitly u should stay in ipanema/leblon..
a well located hostel is Che Lagarto Ipanema.. idk if i can put the website here, but if u google that u will easly find..
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:19 PM   #84
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yeah i know of her, shes amazing. but even USA has huge booties here and there, i was just wondering if brazil had higher abundance of them than other places since I kept hearing that it's common over there
if there is a place in the world for this, its Rio de Janeiro.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:40 PM   #85
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it depends on the price of the apartament... your day-by-day..
but definitly u should stay in ipanema/leblon..
a well located hostel is Che Lagarto Ipanema.. idk if i can put the website here, but if u google that u will easly find..
alright thanks for the advice. hostels are fun sometimes but apartments so much more comfortable...

what can i expect to pay for a 70m˛ apartment per night ? (if you know prices only in reals thats fine)
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:46 AM   #86
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alright thanks for the advice. hostels are fun sometimes but apartments so much more comfortable...

what can i expect to pay for a 70m˛ apartment per night ? (if you know prices only in reals thats fine)
i can tell u the rent for long term(not including the bills and taxes)..
it should be around 2k and 3k reais
1 usd = 1.8 reais

it depends a LOT of the location.. even if leblon and ipanema are small neighborhoods
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #87
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so im going to brazil once again in september. will spend a week in Rio with a buddy.

should i get an apartment in leblon/ipanema ? or rather go to a hostel to meet people ?

any 2p2ers in Rio/sao Paulo in september ??
I will be in Rio for the first 4 days of sept
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:19 AM   #88
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

how much do hostels/hostals cost near the beach on good, safe places? dec-feb time, for a young traveller looking to stay in some not so expensive hostel with wifi or at least internet by cable. thanks in advance
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:55 PM   #89
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how much do hostels/hostals cost near the beach on good, safe places? dec-feb time, for a young traveller looking to stay in some not so expensive hostel with wifi or at least internet by cable. thanks in advance
Try Che Lagarto Hostel: http://www.chelagarto.com/index.php/...e-janeiro.html

look for Ipanema one.. not Copacabana..
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:14 PM   #90
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ty 40s looks awesome and what i was looking for, what date do you think is the borderline to book some rooms at actual price (i guess they go up in summer if you dont have rooms booked)
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:03 AM   #91
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ty 40s looks awesome and what i was looking for, what date do you think is the borderline to book some rooms at actual price (i guess they go up in summer if you dont have rooms booked)
hi,

i dont know.. but summer is craaaaazy... so i guess o should book as soon as possible.. not just because of the price.. but also because of avaiable rooms...
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:23 PM   #92
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Re: Ask me about Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

buenos aires vs rio???
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #93
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buenos aires vs rio???
which aspects ?
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #94
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agreed; what aspects? i've only spent 2 weeks in rio to go with my 2+ years in BsAs, but they are pretty different. The beach is obviously the biggest one: if you really want a beach, choose Rio. But if you're even asking the question, it means that a beach probably isn't that important to you, so...don't know.

if you care about price and earn dollars, then BsAs is easily a better bargain.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #95
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just got into Rio late last night (thanks to a 10 hr delay). Kind of cloudy out though right now so any recommendations other than the beach, sugar loaf and christ statue would be awesome.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #96
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soccer match, BJJ, hang gliding, rock climbing up sugar loaf, favela tours, Portuguese lessons, i could go on and on...
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:44 PM   #97
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Dont forget to go to Fluminense soccer game on wednesday day 1, at 22:00.

Buy ur tickets early.. it will be the last match on Maracana !
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:05 PM   #98
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Oh thanks for the info guys. Might actually check out the soccer game on Wed. It's really only like 20-30 reais?

And where do I go about buying tickets? (If there are options other than at the stadium)
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #99
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Some friends and I were gonna get a house/villa for a month or two in florianopolis/buzios/trancosco sometime in nov/dec. We wanted somewhere a little smaller with a nice beach and still a good party scene. How are these places for partying/girls/how safe? Would we be better off in RIO? Do you know if they have card clubs too?

thanks for any info
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:55 PM   #100
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you don't want to go to buzios for what you want, imho.
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