Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. November 15th 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The travel books all give many warnings about being mugged or robbed in Brazil. Don’t believe the hype. If you have any street smarts at all, or if you have lived in any large city, you probably already know how to reduce your chances of being a target.
The travel guides recommend using a guide to go to the soccer game. We went and were fine ($15/ticket). Just g ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more