Few sporting events bring different nationalities together. Far fewer transcend these national boundaries to unite the world behind a message of peace and good sportsmanship. The Olympics happens to be one of those few events – and it’s almost here. With only a few days left to go, people from all over the world wait with baited breath, eagerly anticipating the moment when they can watch athletes competing for the prized Olympic Gold. Here are a few ways that you can make Rio 2016 a memorable experience.

Stay safe and stay healthy. The recent outbreak of the Zika virus has raised some concerns about the health and safety of those participating and attending the Rio Olympic Games. Keep yourself updated and check out travel and health advisories such as those issued by the CDC.

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Once you’ve taken adequate measures to ensure your well-being, go out and explore Rio, and the rest of Brazil. Rio is a vibrant city with much to offer travelers. The jaw-dropping beauty of the landscape encompasses Atlantic rainforest-covered mountains, postcard-perfect lakes, occasionally stunning architecture and, of course, those golden beaches. It’s not surprising that residents are fiercely protective of it all, and visitors invariably fall in love with the place. Suffice to say there are plenty of places that will keep you busy, if you aren’t already busy watching the games.

Lastly, although prices for goods and services spike during the Olympic season, one way to save money and enhance your social experience is by using Zapya. Whether it’s capturing a video of Usain Bolt sprinting down the track or taking a stunning selfie in Rio’s beaches, Zapya has allowed its users to share photos, videos and apps for free – all without using mobile data. Did you hear a particularly catchy beat during the opening ceremony? Zapya allows you to effortlessly share your favorite tunes so your friends don’t miss out. Travelling in a large travel group? No worries, you can keep connected using Zapya’s offline messaging and file transfer will ensure that you can stay abreast with what’s happening with your loved ones.

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The opening ceremony is just a day away… Ready, set, go!

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