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    On the other hand?

    One of the most important things to remember when you go to Rio de Janeiro is not to take a large sum of money in the purse or wallet. You should leave the money in the hotel safe or with your houseguest.
    On the other hand, there are a lot of places to visit: beautiful beaches, churches and famous landmarks.

    Question - When do we use "on the other hand"? Did I use it here correctly?

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    Re: On the other hand?

    It is OK. It might be better if were had more information, like a conclusion about the crime:

    Rio has a high crime rate. On the other hand, there are a lot....

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    Re: On the other hand?

    I used to have a writing professor who would give me a hard time if I said "on the other hand" without first saying "on the one hand" in a previous, comparative statement.

    On the one hand Rio is dangerous... On the other hand it is fun...

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