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Im hoping for Rio De Janeiro


I'd love to go if that was the case.
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Ever been to Rio before? Don't take a walk down the wrong road or you'll wind up a bullet-ridden corpse!

The amount of crime in that city, especially violent and sexual crime, blew me away. It's sort of a much harder version of Sao Paulo-- which in my opinion is the better place to visit in Brazil. Rio has great urban beaches and beautiful people, but stick to the tourist areas!
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Tokyo is out as well. I think Rio makes the most sense since Barcelona hosted not that long ago and Europe already has the 2012 games in London.
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Ever been to Rio before? Don't take a walk down the wrong road or you'll wind up a bullet-ridden corpse!

The amount of crime in that city, especially violent and sexual crime, blew me away. It's sort of a much harder version of Sao Paulo-- which in my opinion is the better place to visit in Brazil. Rio has great urban beaches and beautiful people, but stick to the tourist areas!
I just watched an hour of Samantha Brown there on the travel channel & now I want to go lol
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I'm hoping Rio gets the nod as well, but the crime is something else there. I just know it will be great parties going on with the Olympics there and tons of eye candy.
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Rio got it. You can have ours if you want?
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Rio got it. You can have ours if you want?
You beat me to it, Nutcase.

There was a bit on the radio at lunchtime, about the "Olympic Lanes" which will be appearing on a significant percentage of major trunk routes around London and out towards the other various venues, to help The Chosen Ones to get around quickly.

If your car is photographed using a bus lane, the fine is 60.
But if your car gets photographed using the Olympic Lane, the fine will be up to FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS...
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Yup, reminds me of the "Zil lanes" in moscow for the Politburo...

The hassle already round london with building the damn thing is frustrating enough, without the legacy of debt and unwanted strutcures etc. is positively demoralising.
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...the legacy of debt and unwanted strutcures etc...
D'you think it's pure coincidence that it's so close to the Millenium Doom?
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Ever been to Rio before? Don't take a walk down the wrong road or you'll wind up a bullet-ridden corpse!

The amount of crime in that city, especially violent and sexual crime, blew me away. It's sort of a much harder version of Sao Paulo-- which in my opinion is the better place to visit in Brazil. Rio has great urban beaches and beautiful people, but stick to the tourist areas!

isn't brazil home to the largest gang in the world? something like 10K members?
I'm not saying that the crime rate in chicago is great (I don't think I'd want the games there anyways)
maybe I'm thinking of some other city.
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Anyway, a quarter of the bus, none of them English speaking, all pointed and presumably told me that my bus stop was coming up and the hotel was "that way". I am still alive and wasn't robbed.
LOL they make it sound like everyone in rio is desperate and will rob anyone anychance they get... I'm sure policing efforts will be massively stepped up for the Olympics.
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LOL they make it sound like everyone in rio is desperate and will rob anyone anychance they get... I'm sure policing efforts will be massively stepped up for the Olympics.
AIUI, Rio's one of those "Cities of two halves"

In front of the big statue, facing the water - VERY nice indeed. Money, beautiful women, beautiful beaches.
Behind the big statue... Favelas.
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You beat me to it, Nutcase.

There was a bit on the radio at lunchtime, about the "Olympic Lanes" which will be appearing on a significant percentage of major trunk routes around London and out towards the other various venues, to help The Chosen Ones to get around quickly.

If your car is photographed using a bus lane, the fine is 60.
But if your car gets photographed using the Olympic Lane, the fine will be up to FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS...
a society in decline

Brazil is a country everybody likes, much like Australia and maybe Canada. Brasil! Who wouldn't want to go to a place called "Rio de Janiero" it sounds warm and fun.
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Who wouldn't want to go to a place called "Rio de Janiero" it sounds warm and fun.
Translating it into English, "River of January" sounds quite chilly to us northern races.

I'm glad Rio got it.
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Brazil is a country everybody likes, much like Australia and maybe Canada. Brasil! Who wouldn't want to go to a place called "Rio de Janiero" it sounds warm and fun.
Everyone likes Australia Since when was that?

Happy to see Rio got it, all the same.
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Everyone likes Australia Since when was that?

Happy to see Rio got it, all the same.
Im pretty sure most American's do. Cuba probably doesn't
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i don't think south america has ever had the olympics, so that's fair.

but is it a good idea to weigh down a developing nation with the billions in debt that comes with hosting the olympics?

i think china was profitable but it was one of the very few times that a country actually made money off the games.
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Im pretty sure most American's do. Cuba probably doesn't
I'm sure he's not its biggest fan....It's probably because most American's haven't been there

American's who travel love just about everywhere. You're an enthusiastic bunch in general. Don't get me wrong I do like Australia but I'm in no hurry to go back.
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Translating it into English, "River of January" sounds quite chilly to us northern races.

I'm glad Rio got it.
What do you mean? In cold places the river is frozen in January
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