Do s And Don ts To Keep You Safe If You Travel To Brazil
nation that is rich in Pantanal Wetlands, Pantanal, Mato
sights and attractions, Grosso
Brazil is one of the best Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro,
destination choices when you fly
south of America. Brazil is the Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de
5th largest and 5th most populous Acucar), Rio de Janeiro
country in the world. Its Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia
territory spans from the Atlantic
Ocean to the central and east of If you plan to travel to any of
South America, dwarfing the these places or plan take Brazil
neighboring countries of experience elsewhere, here are
Argentina, Uraguay, and Paraguay some of the things you should
in the south, Bolivia and Peru in remember.
the east, and Columbia,
Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and Do's:
French Guiana in the north.
1. Try to learn as much
10 Most Popular Brazil Portuguese as you can. Yes,
destinations: Portuguese. If you happen to
visit other South American
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, countries and have learned
Spanish in the process, well, you
Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, can't use it. Try to learn some
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao word- the usual conversational
Paulo, phrases and sentences. Remember
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, that although you can survive
Tijuca National Park, Rio de with English in large cities,
Janeiro, most people living in rural areas
Iguacu Falls, Foz de Iguacu, would not be able to understand
2. Avoid dark and isolated places
especially if you are alone. 6. Take taxi instead of busses.
Bring money pouches strap around
3. Carry only the basics. In this your neck. If you are driving
way, you can avoid the eyes of your car, always keep the door
petty criminals. locked.
4. Know your destination before 7. Respect the locals.
leaving. This rule applies before
you leave the United State and 8. If you are a victim of crime,
upon arrival at your hotel. Keep report immediately.
a map if you must and don't allow
anyone to know you are lost if 9. Brazil like any other places
ever you caught in the situation. has rules to follow. Obey them to
Knowing where you are going leads keep you out of trouble.
to a safer Brazil travel.
5. Bring necessary clothes and
survival stuff. Bring long pants, 1. Never bring excessive
long-sleeved shirt, eyeglasses, valuables and show it to public.
cap or hat to avoid mosquito As much as possible leave your
bites. To further attracting rings, necklaces, bracelets, and
illnesses from insects like other jewelries in a safe place.
dengue, leishmaniasis, and You can rent a purchase deposit
malaria, do bring insect box to keep your valuables safe.
repellant. Or, if you are
planning to stay out overnight,
bring mosquito nets, insect 2. Don't carry money and credit
sprays, and necessary card you don't need because you
can never tell when pickpocketers 3. Don't swim in any fresh
attack. Although Brazil has waters.
several safe places for tourists
like Rio de Janeiro, it is always 4. Avoid eating street foods and
wise to keep your money in safe drink only bottled water. Don't
place. Try to carry enough cash handle any animals.
for the day or at least one
credit card with you. Leave the 5. Don't bring to your hotel room
rest in you hotel. any strangers you meet outside.
About the Author:
Robert Thatcher is a freelance publisher based in Cupertino, California. He publishes articles and reports in various ezines and provides brazil travel resources on www.your-brazil-travel.info.