Tips for creating your perfect Brazil itinerary
Getting around in Brazil
- Leave your bling at home and try to blend in. Your chances of becoming a gang’s target will skyrocket if you’re brazenly sporting your diamonds or luxury brands. A healthy dose of common sense goes a long way…
- Don’t parade with your phone or expensive cameras all the time. Instead, carry them in your backpack and only take them out when you need them but never walk around with your camera hanging around your neck.
- Always keep a small amount of cash with you (in your purse or pockets), keep the rest of your money at the hotel or concealed in a money belt under your clothes and minimize the bank cards you carry. If you get robbed, you’ll have a small amount of cash to give them and they might just be happy enough with their earnings and leave you be without having been bankrupted or forced to withdraw cash at an ATM.
- Research which neighbourhoods to look out for, stay close to heavily populated areas as much as possible and never take a street that isn’t well illuminated.