My husband and I will be traveling to Rio and Isla Grande 12/22-12/30. We are a mid 30s couple from Florida staying at the Belmond Copacabana Palace. I know that safety in Rio can be an issue, to always stay aware of our surroundings, and not wear any fancy jewelry. What about iPhones? We use our phones as a camera, and of course would like to photograph our trip. Is it safe to take phones out for quick photos? I’m also wondering about carrying a small cross body bag to hold the phone and small amounts of money or credit card. Any advice on the best way for us to carry these items? We’d like to do a lot of walking around during the day, but at night we will ask the hotel to assit in provinging transportation to dinner. Any last minute advice to help us be prepared and safe would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!