My take on Botafogo
Bustling city, I didn't go to all of Rio. I was able to get around easily since there were so many buses and a subway stops right there. There are many restaurants and places to chill, especially if you are overcome by the heat. I quite enjoyed just walking around and becoming familiar with my surroundings, I highly recommend just walking around. I didn't feel like I was in any danger but if I was out at night, I was still on guard. I'd love to visit again. Rio is expensive!
Insider Tip:*Cross at the crosswalks *Be able to communicate in Portuguese *Learn how to use the Itau card in advance. *Buses routes are more predictable if you have nav on your phone *Make sure the cabbie turns on the meter before going anywhere and make sure he/she isn't drunk. * There are many free and less populated places to go like free museums and not a tourist trap.