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Bad Stuff & Myths - Rio de Janeiro
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Bad Stuff & Myths

Still, Rio can be dangerous. As a traveler, even if you don’t leave the “Zona Sul” (which include Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico, Flamengo, Laranjeiras, Botafogo, Urca) or Western Suburbs (Barra, Recreio), you’ll still experience a palpable tension over security. In February during the Carnival, there were two consecutive armed robberies on tourist youth hostels with the first being in Zona Sul’s Copacabana.

Generally, tourists (gringos) and teenagers are considered “easy” targets for criminals. Day-to-day living has also been affected by this. For example, regular banks all have fortress style security doors and armed security men. Rio can be a dangerous city and it is wise to follow these rules even if they seem over exaggerated. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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