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Published 3 years ago with 9 Comments
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  • cunt
    +11

    It was a Brazilliant idea to have to Olympics in Rio, a Brazillion pounds well spent.

  • ColonBowel
    +7

    Who thought that would be a good idea? Even if they got away with it at first, they're obviously going to get caught when the top athletes of the world that went in that water got sick.

  • UnicornCommando
    +7

    And God knows why Brazil wanted to host the Olympics? They don't even have the financial infrastructure to host 2 big tournaments in a row, let alone keeping their internal affairs (pollution, gang violence, etc.) in check

    • jmcs
      +5

      Because no one on their right mind wants to host the Olympics nowadays.

      • UnicornCommando
        +2

        Beijing seems to. They just won the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. 2nd time hosting

  • phosphorescent
    +4

    Well, now I can erase Brazil from my list of places I'd like to go. That's disgusting.

    • Ajwerth (edited 3 years ago)
      +4

      Don't do that! It's not like that every where. It's only like this around the city. If you go north or south of Rio I'm sure there are clean beaches. There are some beaches just north of where I live that are amazing, most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Even the beach in the city I live in isn't bad, just some litter from people that visit the beach. I've been here for a year and a half and gone swimming a bunch of times, and haven't gotten sick once. Brazil is an amazing country that's definitely worth a visit. Just don't go swimming in Rio.

      • phosphorescent
        +3

        It more concerns me that they don't seem to properly test the water. Even if it's outside of Rio, I can't really be certain it's safe. I might go and just not go to the beaches though.

  • nopassword
    +2

    If I were to visit Brazil again, I'd be more concerned about my personal safety. I had to fly up to Brazil every three months on a previous assignment. We were no strangers to crime and knew how to take care of ourselves in most cities, but were still assigned a security detail and were instructed never to leave our hotel and walk or drive around without them.

    We took local advice, dressed down, carried about 50 reals in our pockets and the rest stashed away, Sao Paulo was ok, places like Avenida Paulista were fine during the day, but we were really creeped out by the sheer number of people who looked down in the dumps, staring at us even in Jardims. We were driven out for "sightseeing" and again, I was creeped out by the sheer aura projected in the favelas and outside.

    I got pickpocketed once, got the creeps walking around at night, but generally had an ok time in the place. I can only imagine the rate of street crime going up when the thousands of Gringos land there before the Olympics.

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