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Old 07-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Originally Posted by UrbanLuis View Post
Cali seems like my kind of city.
It's ok. I have a house there.

Originally Posted by klmrocks View Post
and also a bag likely worth stealing even it empty.
You already know this, I'm just gonna say it for the benefit of others: Don't walk around with that kind of bag in south America. Thieves know what's fake and what's name-brand.
This trick also works for sneaking things in to concerts.... but that is a totally different thread.
You don't have to worry about that here in California!

Originally Posted by AntonioR View Post
You should throw in there some Monopoly money just for the heck of it. lol
Excellent idea.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Milky Way Resident View Post
I guess wearing flip flops is a bad idea in Rio. I'd go with trainers just to be able to run away from them.

Was once chased down Nossa Senora in Rio because I was wearing a new pair of trainers. They were slow and I easily got away. Kids were very much like the ones in the video.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:00 AM
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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I have been to Rio 6 times, staying in Leblon--arguably the most upscale and safest area of Zona Sul beach communities....I have never remotely felt concerned and have walked back at 1 or 2AM from Restaurant Row to my hotel (Promenade Palladium) in Leblon by myself....somehow, I do not think my 5'8", 165# presence scared away would be attackers....I have purposely not stayed in Copacabana for petty theft reasons and almost always take a taxi and back to and from Ipanema, Copacabana, and elsewhere...Leblon I feel safe, though I have heard petty theft is on the rise (especially mobile phones) in recent month. I am contemplating a trip at the end of August for fun and to get a break from the Miami summer.
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