Rio de Janeiro

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro

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It’s difficult to deny the amazingness of Rio de Janeiro, whether you’re looking down onto the city from Corcovado mountain, sipping caipirinhas on Ipanema Beach or traipsing through colonial Santa Teresa.

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You’ll Never Guess How This Story Ends

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My first experience as the victim of a crime has called my beliefs about the safety of the world and the goodness of people into serious question – and I really fucking hate that.

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No, I Am Not in Rio for the World Cup

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I am not in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup, fuck no. But I am lucky enough to be in Rio de Janeiro right now – and thank Christ the Redeemer for that!

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Right Stretch of Beach in Rio

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There is no definitive “best” beach in Rio de Janeiro, so focus instead on matching your tastes and preferences to the stretch of coastline that’s best suited to you.

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Fruit in São Paulo, Brazil

City Wars: Rio de Janeiro vs. Sao Paulo

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Comparing Rio and São Paulo is like trying to choose between two vastly different types of fruit, each with a different flavor, texture and color.

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Fruit stand at Mercado Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil

High Prices for Travelers in Brazil

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If you can’t afford to spend a minimum of $50 per day for the duration of your travel in Brazil, you will have a difficult time getting by.

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Casual sex in Brazil

All About Casual Sex in Brazil

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Casual sex isn’t at all a taboo in Brazil. And trust me: When a taboo is lifted, you’ll be amazed at the kinds of things you do.

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Reaís in Brazil

Dining in Rio de Janeiro on the Cheap

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Although your chances of finding affordable hotel accommodation in any of Rio de Janeiro’s tourist areas is slim to none, it’s still possible to dine well without spending you entire day’s cash allotment.

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