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    Hi,
    I´m from Brazil.
    As in any country will depend on where you will use it.
    Some parts of Brazil are a little dangerous. Especially some areas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. almost 7 years ago

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    And it also depends on your behaviour... Would you be shaking it above your head in order to call attention??? Probably not... So relax... keep in the bag if you don´t feel safe enough and be careful inn the capital cities. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Claudio via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi
    I'm from Brazil as well. It does depend on where you go: the bigger the city the bigger the risk. Try to always be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. When you get here, try to incorporate the culture as best as you can.... in your clothes, the way you carry yourself, if you look and act like a tourist in Disneyland you'll be a walking target. Seldom times we use iPads on coffee-shops, bookstores or on open spaces.. it's also seldom that we have free wireless systems for the public here. I personally don't see it as an advantage to bring one if you're staying only for three weeks. ;)
    Good travels! almost 7 years ago

    Answered by mona via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We have some tips about staying Sade from crime in Brazil on the worldnomads.com safety hub here;
    http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/country/31/Brazil almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    You can bring it. if you use at the hotel airport and good coffe shops you will be fine. Be carfull as you would be in any major city but you will see that is not a civil war like it seems in the news. Come with your Ipad and when you retourn to your contry tell your friend that you enjoy and went to the real Rio not the worst part that they put in the news almost 7 years ago

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    Thanks everybody for the useful replies.
    To mona: i know that i'd be better simply to leave it home. But i have all my ebooks and music and etickets and skype on it... Also, I enjoy very much waving it on my head, as Claudio suggested ;)
    Thanks again: I can't wait to be in Brasil! almost 7 years ago

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    I bring My iPad and also my MacBook everywhere. What I avoid: reading an ebook on the bus or at the street. What I do: use it in a good park, such as Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, in coffee shops, such as Starbucks or similar and inside places such as malls, restaurants, airports. You will be fine. almost 7 years ago

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    Brasil is beautiful but Some parts of Brasil are really dangerous just be careful,don't show to much computers,cell phones or cameras,try to watch your bag or backpack at all times.you'll have fun as I said Brasil is a beautiful place and I miss my vacations there a lot!!!!!! almost 7 years ago

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    Hi! I have an IPad and iPhone and live in Rio!
    As stated before, just don't go flashing it around especially in public crowded places! And you won't find public wifi anyway... But you will probably have it on your hostel so bring it and enjoy your trip to Brasil! almost 7 years ago

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    The answer it's simple, do not bring one not even a cell. That way you will enjoy the beautiful Brazil. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Maurizio via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Hi Federica!
    I live in São Paulo. Here I recommend you to don't use your iPad at the sidewalks, but in coffe shops and mall ( here we call "shopping center") it's very safe. almost 7 years ago

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    I have another related question then. Can one RENT a cellphone at the airport, or elsewhere, like in the UK airports, etc., for the duration of one's stay and if so, wouldn't that have an insurance against theft already? over 6 years ago

    Answered by Sky via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Just try to be reasonable as most people have said before. I have just returned home after spending a month and a half travelling - I stayed in Florianopolis and Sao Paolo, and SP was my biggest concern, as it would be my first time in that city and all. I was attending some classes at SP University, and as its known as an unsafe region, I avoided bringing it along with me, I kept it locked in my suitcase, instead. I never saw anything risky enough, at any of the places I've been... And I visited lots of places. I guess it's just a matter of being careful and sensible enough. Besides, one of the best things of having an iPad is exactly to entertain yourself at boring moments, such as airports and hotels. It'a always best to have your own device to check your personal stuff. over 6 years ago

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    Sky, I have never heard of such services here in Brazil. over 6 years ago

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