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On 10/25/2018 at 2:43 PM, o-guy said:

My honest impression of rio was that it's fine if you're sensible (like don't wear a flashy watch, or go to the beach at night).

Admittedly I think you're probably more of a target if you're white or eastern Asian. 

This 100%.

Loud, brash yanks were getting robbed left, right and centre in Salvador. Was quite funny tbh.

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On 10/25/2018 at 2:43 PM, o-guy said:

I stayed in Rio for three weeks and I stayed in discovery hostel. Was genuinely so sick. I had an amazing time and 65% of it was due to the hostel. I was in Brazil for a month and I had zero problems. Also stayed in a favela for 4 days (mad experience).

My honest impression of rio was that it's fine if you're sensible (like don't wear a flashy watch, or go to the beach at night).

Admittedly I think you're probably more of a target if you're white or eastern Asian.

One Korean dude in my hostel got robbed 4 times in 3 days, was terrified to leave the hostel after that.  

yeah like most places if not acting dumb and are aware should be cool.

any recommendations whilst I'm out there?

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15 hours ago, macz said:

yeah like most places if not acting dumb and are aware should be cool.

any recommendations whilst I'm out there?

take a day trip to ilha grande (island off the coast of rio). Lopez mendes beach is there, and it is so beautiful.

there's all the tourist stuff that you will hear about (big brother mountain, lapa steps, Christ the redeemer statue), all of which I think you should do.

They have pacified favela rocinha (means the government took back control from the drug lords) and run tours. I stayed there for 4 days and the girls I was with made us leave because of the gun shots at night. Obviously not for everyone, but it was truly an amazing experience. I think every month they hold a huge block party up there, was sick when I went (may want to google that).

Go on a city history tour. Brazil's history is very rich

also if you're single, i'll PM you the last recommend.   

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1 hour ago, o-guy said:

take a day trip to ilha grande (island off the coast of rio). Lopez mendes beach is there, and it is so beautiful.

there's all the tourist stuff that you will hear about (big brother mountain, lapa steps, Christ the redeemer statue), all of which I think you should do.

They have pacified favela rocinha (means the government took back control from the drug lords) and run tours. I stayed there for 4 days and the girls I was with made us leave because of the gun shots at night. Obviously not for everyone, but it was truly an amazing experience. I think every month they hold a huge block party up there, was sick when I went (may want to google that).

Go on a city history tour. Brazil's history is very rich

also if you're single, i'll PM you the last recommend.   

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I'm not about that staying in a favela life. Just felt a bit like something rich white American kids would do but at the same time I guess it brings them some money in.

I went paragliding in Rio as well. Would recommend, that was class. Shat myself for the first 10 seconds but then after that it was calm. Started up here and landed on the beach.

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Street parties in Lapa every weekend are a must. Got so twisted on caiprinhas. 

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Go Agadir and stay there for most of the time. Can visit the other cities for a small bit. Can do mountain biking if you know people who can advise you.

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On 10/31/2018 at 12:20 PM, o-guy said:

take a day trip to ilha grande (island off the coast of rio). Lopez mendes beach is there, and it is so beautiful.

there's all the tourist stuff that you will hear about (big brother mountain, lapa steps, Christ the redeemer statue), all of which I think you should do.

They have pacified favela rocinha (means the government took back control from the drug lords) and run tours. I stayed there for 4 days and the girls I was with made us leave because of the gun shots at night. Obviously not for everyone, but it was truly an amazing experience. I think every month they hold a huge block party up there, was sick when I went (may want to google that).

Go on a city history tour. Brazil's history is very rich

also if you're single, i'll PM you the last recommend.   

sick, big up bro will note all that down.

yeah man hit me up with the last one lol

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21 hours ago, Anderson said:

I'm not about that staying in a favela life. Just felt a bit like something rich white American kids would do but at the same time I guess it brings them some money in.

I went paragliding in Rio as well. Would recommend, that was class. Shat myself for the first 10 seconds but then after that it was calm. Started up here and landed on the beach.

NoGJkiW.jpg

Street parties in Lapa every weekend are a must. Got so twisted on caiprinhas. 

looks amazing man I'm getting so gassed

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On 11/8/2018 at 1:33 PM, Da Luv Doc said:

Lanzarote, Egypt, Morocco 

Egypt is a good shout.

Just came back from Marsa Alam a couple of weeks ago and it was around 33c everyday.

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Going St Lucia this week.

Anyone been? Looking for recommendations on things to do/see/eat.

TIA

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