Self-Guided Walking Tours to Explore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. Each walk comes with a detailed tour map as well as photos and background information for the featured attractions. The app's navigation functions guide you from one attraction to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Custom Walk: Create Your Own Walking Tour
Sightseeing Walk: Lapa Orientation Walking Tour
Sightseeing Walk: Center Orientation Walking Tour
Sightseeing Walk: Rio Famous Museums Walk
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Sightseeing Walk: Rio Landmarks Walking Tour
Sightseeing Walk: Rio de Janeiro Classic Architecture Walk
Sightseeing Walk: Rio de Janeiro Beach Walk
Sightseeing Walk: Souvenir Shopping
Discovery Walk: Ipanema Shopping & Leisure
Discovery Walk: Santa Teresa Walk
Discovery Walk: Urca Walk
Discovery Walk: Lavradio Street Area Antiques
Discovery Walk: Downtown Shopping
Discovery Walk: Cosme Velho Walk
Discovery Walk: Catete Walk
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Taking Care of Your Feet
To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rio de Janeiro, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.
Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device
Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.
For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.
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