December in Rio
Hi :-) I will be staying for 3 weeks in Rio in December, which will include both Christmas and New year, I would really like to get to know your city and have some fun there. It would be really nice to meet some local to do some sight seeing and some late night partying with. If you are interested please send me a mail, Thanks ! Andy
City: Rio de Janeiro
State: Rio de Janeiro
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Welcom to great Rio - I'm Danish and I've decided to live in Rio - at least for some years. I have been to Rio several times and always have had a great experience.
The best think you can do is to come here and then hang around in the nightlife... it's pretty easy to meet new people though some of the girls may have a hidden agenda (either as a prostitute or as a an opportunist looking for a better life outside of Brazil).... so keep your eyes open and be critical.
Having said this just have fun - there're many nice bars, restaurants and a very active nightlife in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Lapa. No doubt about this. You will also be able to find several offers from tourist agencies walking along the beach. They have local sales people selling different trips to foreigners - normally you'll have an English speaking guide in a minivan - I can't remember the price but it's inexpensive to joing a small group of 8 - 10 people seeing Sugar Loaf, Christ, Maracana (football arena), Sambodromo (Carnival) etc.
Another good site to meet locals would be Orkut (like Facebook) -
Have a good stay - hopefully you'll like it here. Once you're here feel free to contact me and I'll try to give you some hints on where to go and what do do. For free, of course!
Enjoy your weekend.
For great places to stay check out
Both of them are social sites where you can search for profiles.
DON'T TELL PEOPLE YOUR ADDRESSS and DON'T GIVE THEM flight details. Say you live in Copacabana close to the Metro more or less and then meet them at a bar and/or talk to them via msn and see their face.
Be careful my friend!
Besides: My English is fluent!
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It would be a pleasure to help you. I know some clubs to party and all these things.
If u wanna my help, just let me know.
Take the advice of my colegue Jimmy Havelock - and give either him or me a buzz per
Braz. girls in Copacabana are NOT prostitutes or just wanting to have a better life......boys and girls here are friendly, welcoming, hospitable and will do all to make your stay interesting......I'll be glad to help you with whatever doubts you might have.....welcome to RIO in a POSITIVE way!
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There are a several useful information about Rio De Janeiro!
I hope you enjoy this wonderful city as named by worldwide tourists!
please don't come here with the wrong impression.
Anywhere in the world you have to be careful with anyone that you meet. I'll give you an example, I went to NY last year, and I bought a laptop, and I took the subway to go home, and some guys were talking and pointing at me, and I was ready to leave the train, they came around me, but I faced them(I used to have jiu-jitsu classes since I was 12), then they notice that if they were thinking that it would be easy, it won't. I'm not telling you to act the same, I'm just telling you that this kind of situation can happen anywhere in the world, people are freaking you out, but you are a grown up and you know that you cannot trust everyone. We have good and decent people too, try to talk with your friends and check with them if they know someone here that could introduce you to people that would do no harm to you. Rio de Janeiro is a great place to visit, many beautiful places, come and enjoy it. About places to visit, you know? The basics...
Try this website:
Be well, take care.
P.S.: Don't let anyone freak you out. Take care, but, enjoy it.
I wanted to apologize for painting such a bleak picture for you. I apologize also if anyone thinks I generalized. Rio is a great place and for sure a great place to party. The beaches, the people and the sights are wonderful The first time I came to Brazil I went to Sugar loaf mountain. It was beautiful. You will have no problem with finding things to do for sure. December and January are the peak months there and people are extremly friendly. Once again accept my apologies for the harseness. I just worry for newcomers. Just use commen sense and have a great time. It will be a great and memorable vacation (holiday) for you. You won't want to leave. You may even want to come back and stay. The suggestions and links that have been given to you should definitely be enough to get you familiar with rio. Have a wonderful trip.
I read some of suggestions, and if you decide to go north of Brazil you should plane tickets in your country (because its cheaper)
There are many nice places here for you know: Sugar Loaf, beaches, Lapa (night clubs), Santa Teresa e some cites close from Rio like Niterói, Angra dos Reis and Paraty.
If you need a friend here, get in touch:
I speak French also, pas trés bien, mais un peu. Quand tu venir, je parlerai mieux!Bises!
I am answering youlate , I see you have many good advice from other collegues , Rio is wonderful and magical , first time I come to Brasil was in Rio and then rented a car andtravelled around , Buzius, Ilha Grande, Parati, Petropolis , all worth while , I returned To brazil one month after I hd returned to Europe and bought my first house in Varem Grande in Rio , I was in love with Brasil and had to find a way of organizing my lifeso as to actually live here , which is what I have done !! but no need to add to what has been said by others , you will certainly not lack fun , exciting andinteresting things to do and experience.
Have a wonderful time !!
Take a look in a friend of mine website full of information about what to do in rio
Many tips about rio!
all the best!
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I am from Rio but I am currently living in the US. I will be back home by new year until the 15th of january, so if you want we can meet there. Add me to facebok and we can keep comunicating. regards, Luiz Figer
I recommend the Terrasse Hostel in Ipanema.
55 11 22476130
one block from the Ipanema beach and some rooms do have the beach view from the hostel.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I worked there haha
Hope you have the time of your life as I had there
my email is
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I'm a guide in Rio for outdoor activities. I can take you climbing or hiking the main touristic attractions like Corcovado or Sugarloaf, exploring the Tijuca Forests and its pics and the wild beaches around Rio. Get in touch if it could interest you. have a good time!