Solo female traveller safety in Rio

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1. Posted by AmeliaAnn (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Hi ,
I am starting my journey travelling in early September , and getting thrown in the deep end by going to Rio first !! I have been doing extensive research about safety as I will be a solo female traveller .I do consider myself to be pretty sensible with making safe choices and am very independent. However , I still feel pretty nieve to how it will really be , I am 19 , and look young for my age and don’t speak Portuguese. Many forums I read warn against visiting this city if you are like me . I’d really love to hear some first hand safety tips from any one who’s visited , and possibly some reassurance I’m not crazy for doing this too !
Thanks so much for reading and any help would be greatly appreciated!