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Getting around in Rio

By Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012

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Though this city beckons temptingly with its beaches and sequins, Rio de Janeiro’s Portuguese-speaking expanse of more than six million people can intimidate the average traveler. Fear not! Though the city sprawls, the areas most tourists frequent are relatively well connected and easy to navigate, with excellent public transport and scenic walks between them. Better yet, taxis almost everywhere, ready to give lost travelers a lift. You’ll be fine!

1. Rental Car

While there are rental car companies in and around the airport, you’re much better off as a pedestrian while in Rio proper. Streets are jam-packed, chaotic and twisted precipitously around the mountains, while road rules are treated as “guidelines,” at best.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Rio de Janeiro Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

Photo courtesy of Diego3336 via Flickr.

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