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can’t eat anymore – a popular one is Carretão Ipanema Classic Grill, not far from Ipanema Beach. You could look into seeing a football match at the Maracanã – Rio’s most popular team is Flamengo and any game with them is usually crazy.
Unfortunately, Rio is known for its street crime so take precautions – don’t wear expensive jewellery which can be easily grabbed, for one thing. Uber is widely used and recommended over taxis, except when leaving the airport.
Rio can be expensive, so be prepared for that. One Brazilian real, or reais, equates to about 38 Australian cents at the moment – so for $100, you’ll have $R265 Brazilian to spend. For reference, a mid-range meal at a restaurant will cost about $R75, and a cappuccino $R13.
The Argentine peso is also worth about 38 Australian cents.
In Argentina, Palermo is an interesting neighbourhood in the north of the capital Buenos Aires and boasts the popular botanical gardens, zoo and Latin American Art Museum. Buenos Aires is famous for its steak restaurants and one of the best known, La Cabrera, is also in Palermo.