Rio de Janeiro Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

<b class="credit">Jess Moss, AOL Travel</b>
Jess Moss, AOL Travel

Rio de Janeiro's famous sites like Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue have been the stuff of postcards as long as people have been sending postcards. Whether you're traveling here for Carnival, scored 2014 World Cup tickets or are just taking a Brazil vacation, here are five first-timer tips for traveling to Rio: