Women Travellers in Brazil

Female travelers in Latin America are certain to encounter some level of machismo. Fortunately, the general consensus in Brazil is that the machismo is a bit more relaxed and not as overt as in some other Latin American nations. Brazil is justifiably famous for its relaxed attitudes towards sex and flirtation, and women, especially those traveling alone, should be prepared to receive a high level of attention. However, it rarely becomes more than a slight annoyance. If you are the subject of unwanted flirtatious advances from men, nine times out of ten just politely decline and walk away, and that should be the end of it. 
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Women Travelers in BrazilKeep in mind as well that foreign and light-skinned women will be subject to varying amounts of attention based on where they are in Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, or Florianopolis, for example, they will tend to blend in quite well. In Northeastern Brazil, however, they may find themselves the subject of annoying advances or even harrassment. Single female travelers may find it advisable to link up with other travelers at hostels if they find the attention becomes a problem. As well, it is advisable for women to avoid walking alone and night, and take taxis in place of walking.

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All in all, keep in mind that Brazilians do not take anything too seriously, and Brazilian men typically take rejection well. A good rule of thumb would be play it cool, and don't get stressed out if you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. If it takes a turn for the worse, be polite but firm. Women travelers in general will find Brazil a comfortable and easy environment in which to travel, provided a few basic precautions are taken.Traveler at the Beach

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