I'm planning to travel to Rio for the 2015 carnaval in Rio and spend around a week or so there- as part of an overall South america trip.
I'm planning to go there solo and have two day trips around to familiaise myself with the city and the sights.
As a solo traveller in rio, what are the safety issues you ahve come across? (I'm aware of typical street pickpocketing etc etc) but like which areas are to avoid for safety? and also at nightime how do you manage your safety?
Like to hear your tips and experiences. Thanks.