Rio, Brazil travel tips

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To avoid being overcharged by a cab driver, make sure to see them start the meter.

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If you are driving, make sure to have a map as the street signs are few.

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To view great landmarks and experience wonderful beaches it is best to head to the South Zone.

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Visit the Royal palace Tiradentes it used to house the brazillian congress when Rio was the capital, the emperors palace is also next to it.

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Some beaches are not appropriate for bathing so find out before venturing.

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Buses are cheap, usually have their own lanes and travel frequently.

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Taxis are yellow with a blue stripe, easily accessible and affordable.

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Expect heavy rainfall between December and March.

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Check your Visa situation

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The Rio De Janeiro Harbor is very beautiful and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Sometimes the wait at immigration and customs can be very long.

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Taxis and coach buses take you to the South Zone faster than local buses.

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You can get bus passes from several bus companies to go to places outside of Rio.

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Although some people think it's unnecessary, the last two coaches on the subway are usually marked with pink for women only in order to prevent them being harassed.

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Feel free to use the Conga Network when traveling in Rio.

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Despite being attired in string bikinis, many Brazilian women are offended if you stare at them.

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Call one of the many vendors on the beach to come over to you and purchase some of the tasty treats they have for sale.

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Visit here and catch up to the last ray of the sun as it sets on the horizon.

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Parque Lage offers you an air of romance and is a park that every couple should visit.

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado should be on your top five places in Rio to visit.

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