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Sights and sounds of Brazil

Off the beaten track in greater Rio and the coast fluminense

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Hardly any new things can be written about the tourist sites of Rio so I prefer to write some controversial comments. I stick to my recommendation not to pick Rio if you are considering a trip to Brazil. Rio is a very unfriendly city for a European tourists. The crowds that cover all the spaces of the city consider every tourist-like person a US-American, ignorant with loads of money - a gringo. They will pester you and torment for money or purchase of things nobody really neads.

Interestingly, my Brazilian friends from the middle-class agree with me 100%. What is amazing it is the underprivileged who totally lack the insights into the causes of their misery and suffering. No chance there for a popular uprising or revolution against the elites :)

Posted by Orixa 29.11.2008 04:33 Archived in Brazil Tagged educational

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