June 15, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Here’s the best way that I can describe Rio de Janeiro– it’s what you get when you mix the gorgeous vistas of Vancouver with the beach culture of Miami, the chaos and squalor of Mexico City, and the carefree attitude of the Caribbean.
Rio is one of those places that everyone has an opinion about… and the opinion is completely binary. Book a trip to Rio and tell your friends– I guarantee you’ll get one of two responses:
“Wow. I’m jealous, I’ve always wanted to go…” or
“Are you crazy?!? You could get killed there.”
The city has that reputation– free loving, sun drenched beautiful people with a passion for life and partying, as well as the low life criminal thuggery that plagues the city streets.
Like most rumors, both of these contain elements of truth.
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