This post was written on August 31st from Santa Marta, Botofogo, Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy! When I first came to Rio back in 2015, the common sentiments I either read or heard were... "oooh...be careful, its violent there"
"you're going to get Zika!"
"OMG...stay away from the favelas.." Of course, at the other end was the disgusting sexualization and fetishization of Brazilian women. In sum, all I heard was crime, corruption, sex and disease. That's it. Mostly from unif