'Most Dangerous Vacation Destinations of 2017.' BRAZIL  High crime rate and the Zika virus, in particular, have been all over the news in Rio de Janeiro.  Violence and crime can occur anywhere and often involve firearms or other weapons. Thefts are particularly common on public beaches, especially in Rio de Janeiro. There has been an increase in robberies at ATMs.

'Most Dangerous Vacation Destinations of 2017.' BRAZIL High crime rate and the Zika virus, in particular, have been all over the news in Rio de Janeiro. Violence and crime can occur anywhere and often involve firearms or other weapons. Thefts are particularly common on public beaches, especially in Rio de Janeiro. There has been an increase in robberies at ATMs.

SALVADOR, BRAZIL (2017:   1 USD = 3.20 BRL) - Brazil's 3rd largest city is multicultural with a flavor all its own. It's recognized as one of the few places in the world where the descendants of African slaves have completely preserved their heritage. You'll taste it in their one-of-a-kind restaurants, and hear it in music played on the street corners. At the same time, Salvador's steep, winding cobblestone streets are lined with the colorful facades of beautifully preserved colonial…

SALVADOR, BRAZIL (2017: 1 USD = 3.20 BRL) - Brazil's 3rd largest city is multicultural with a flavor all its own. It's recognized as one of the few places in the world where the descendants of African slaves have completely preserved their heritage. You'll taste it in their one-of-a-kind restaurants, and hear it in music played on the street corners. At the same time, Salvador's steep, winding cobblestone streets are lined with the colorful facades of beautifully preserved colonial…

A tour of the colorful Santa Marta Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From Bullet Holes to Murals: An Afternoon in Santa Marta Favela

A lot has been said about Rio: is it safe, where should I stay, ...? This and…

Rio de Janeiro travel tips

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What to Know Before You Go to Brazil

Rio is truly a magical city; known for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and its Carnival festival, the seaside city is lively, to say the least! I’ve compiled a guide based off the things I loved, and suggestions I got from readers all over the world!

The Ultimate Guide to Rio in a Weekend

Rio is truly a magical city; known for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and its Carnival festival, the seaside city is lively, to say the least! I’ve compiled a guide based off the things I loved, and suggestions I got from readers all over the world!

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