Ok, I need mainly assistance from guys who actually live or have been to Brazil, not just "I heard" stories etc
I'm not going any time soon, but it's for quite a long time from now(World Cup) but I have to ask since I won't be going alone and need facts to convince a couple of people that it's worth saving money to go there.
Rio De Janeiro
Coritiba(if there's a good game there and it's easy to go from Sao Paolo)
So questions are:
Is travelling from city to city easy?
Heard there's a lot of crime, specially in Rio and Sao Paolo, mostly at nights. I'm sure people will verify this, but... what's the extent? Are we talking murder or just stealing wallets/shoes/shirts/etc?
How are foreigners treated? My friends and I are not much different from white Brazilians, so it will come to the speaking part. I mean, people won't see us on the street and say we're foreigners... Do the foreigners get rip off? In Italy for example they are.
It will be quite different from visiting Brazil on any other time of the year, since it will be the first time they will host a major tournament in years, and people from all over the world will be there, so it will be a much different situation.
I know it's gonna be worth it to go, but I need facts and advise on this, so that I can convince some friends as well.
I see that there are direct flights to Rio from Paris and London (and Spain) so getting there won't be much trouble. It's being there that seems to scare some people, so that's why I opened this thread.
I have around 2 years to convince my friends and 1.5 years to plan the trip, so time is a friend for now. I just want to get this over with so that we agree to go and end that part