If you are heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, there are a few things that you should know. The city is vast, hot and exciting and there are experiences to all tastes and budgets. Cariocas are friendly and the vibe is intense – in a way that lifts the soul. Rio de Janeiro is marvelous so expect to get much more then you are bargaining for. Here is a list of 11 facts & experiences to make your stay unique. Welcome to Rio!