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    Baependi, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    Baependi - Minas Gerais - Brazil !
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    Nova Iguacu, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
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    Ilha Grande, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    amazing island with beautiful beaches (no crowds of tourists!) and interesting rainforest nature (don┬┤t forget protection against mosquitoes). no roads on the island; transport only by walking or boat. expensive accomodation and food and drinks (as they have to import everything from the mainland). connection by boats from/to mangaratiba or angra dos reis few times per day (twice?) - check the hours in advance!
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    Santos, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    santos is a nice city ,as mach as cites in brasil are nice , it is a safe city ,just stay in lighten areas and the main locetions with pepoule at night . if you come to santos ,stay in the area of canal 1-2 ,this are one of 5 canalls going throw santos ,see the zoo and the neture and water animals musiom . at night , walk along the bord walk and go to the clabs around canal 3-4 ,ask the locels about night activities or check the internet if you want to travelin the area there are alot of beutifull beaches 50-60 k away from santos get an ambrela or water raiden hood becouse it rains alot enjoy !!!
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    Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    Try to avoid the favelas while traveling by yourself... If you speak portuguese, don't worry about it.
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    Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful beach cities I've ever been to. It is said that it's very dangerous and you actually get the feeling of it. But it's not that dangerous in the right places and the right time. During the day time, you can feel free to take a bus or cab all over the city; or even walk the streets (if you can handle the heat). But on night time watch out... stay only in known streets and don't wander off to much.
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    Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    always have some change in pocket to give to a thief if he asks!
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    Parati, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    make sure you wear waterproof shoes--the city floods during the day.
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    Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
    Don't carry a camera. Yep, you heard right. That is what our front desk admonished when I tried to leave to take pictures. I was stunned and dismayed. No camera? What is the point of being in Rio if you cannot take pictures? The problem is that teens and young hoodlums from the slums prowl the beaches and snatch anything that is worth selling...an expensive camera makes a great target. So, to solve the problem, I bought some fruit at a local mini-market and used the thick, no-see-thru shopping bag to carry the camera, only taking it out when I took pictures. On the beaches, the problem seemed not nearly as serious as warned. I took pictures of surfers and sat in one spot for quite a while. Some of them came over to look (digital) and when I told them I took pictures of surfers in South Carolina, some of them took up station next to me and behind me. That way, no one would be tempted to come and grab the camera with its telephoto lens. Wow! Contrast that with the fact that a day later some radio and telelvision students were doing a class project on crime and asked me to talk on-camera about the Japanese tourist who had been shot in the face and killed right in front of her Copacabana hotel earlier that day. Curiously, the police cruise around in cars and their presence is not obvious. Contrast this with Salvador de Bahia where street crime is almost unheard of, probably because you see policemen in pairs on every street corner in the areas where tourists and visitors are likely to meander. So, in Salvador I could carry my camera openly.
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    Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, Brazil
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