Articles Tagged ‘safety in Rio’

Dealing With Emergencies and Scams in Rio de Janeiro

Dealing With Emergencies and Scams in Rio de Janeiro August 21, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It goes without saying that visitors to Rio de Janeiro should keep their wits about them at all times. A big city with a staggeringly visible gulf between rich and poor, it is a sad fact that petty crime in Rio is an all too common occurrence, and ‘gringoes’ (foreigners) are very often the...

Police Occupy Nine Favelas in Santa Teresa and Centro

Police Occupy Nine Favelas in Santa Teresa and Centro February 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Brazilian police and military have announced the successful occupation of nine favelas (slums) in Central Rio and surrounding  the touristic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. As part of an ongoing operation to wrest control of the favelas from drug factions and bring order to the communities, tanks and...

Sunseekers Return to Rio’s Beaches

Sunseekers Return to Rio’s Beaches November 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
A day of blazing sunshine has seen tourists and locals make a cautious return to Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches, as the police and armed forces storm slums in the north of the city. Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon had been uncharacteristically quiet for most of the week, as a wave of terror attacks...

Bargaining in Rio – How to Avoid the ‘Gringo Tax’

Bargaining in Rio – How to Avoid the ‘Gringo Tax’ September 7, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It’s an unfortunate truth that most foreign visitors to Rio will be charged vastly inflated prices on many occasions during their visit. From opportunistic taxi drivers to wily street vendors, there is no shortage of locals trying to take advantage of dazed and confused foreign visitors. And try...

Welcome to the World’s Sexiest City!

Welcome to the World’s Sexiest City! August 9, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Flying Down to Rio...Arriving in any foreign city can be daunting, and arriving in a city that is as famous for its crime and corruption as it is for its staggering beauty can turn the stress factor up still higher. Arriving at Rio’s international airport yesterday after a couple of months traveling...