Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When in Rio..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

When in Rio...

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... and well, I was getting frustrated being offered weed, at first it was a polite no, then I'd just shout No man!! Brazil is expensive and Rio certainly is. For this reason, I won't be seeing the carnival. I'm not even half way through my trip yet and I ...

The sweet rodizio., B˙zios, Brazil travel blog

The sweet rodizio.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... sale (I guess I need to start working again first :-). Properties in B˙zios are quite expensive compared to other places in Brazil, but still nothing compared to for example Spain, France and Italy (where most Europeans buy their holiday homes). So why ...

...the hottest spot south of havana..., Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

...the hottest spot south of havana...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... heap of Cachaca - the local sugar cane spirit - mixed with lime, some sugar and who knows what else.  Brilliant.  Brazil has an interesting bevarage culture.  Things that just arent't common in Australia.  Perhaps they should be.  ...

The hidden places., Paraty and Trindade, Brazil travel blog

The hidden places.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... before. We have also enjoyed all the places we have visited, but we still haven't found our paradise beach. I know for a fact that Brazil got heaps of wonderful beaches, but we haven't really found any of them so far. The beaches has been very good, but ...

One packed week and some serious partying, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

One packed week and some serious partying

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... our photo op with Jesus Christ, the next port of call was the world famous Maracana Stadium to watch the semi finals of the Rio de Janeiro Cup (called the Carioca Cup). Getting there was a challenge, we were going there in the afternoon, in a train packed ...

At the Copa... Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

At the Copa... Copacabana

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... CAPOEIRA   While in Salvador, we saw some amazing demonstrations of Capoeira, a form of fighting/dance that originiated in northeastern Brazil.  I did not actually take part in this, just the photo op.  I did film two videos for you, to ...

He was high as a kite and had evil eyes., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

He was high as a kite and had evil eyes.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... along Copacabana beach. It was a Monday about 9PM. The avenue was as busy as ever (this avenue is probably the busiest in Rio, and also considered pretty safe due to the number of people, tourists and cops). We were walking towards Ipanema and Leblon for ...

Still got the bug, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Still got the bug

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... time. South America was always calling me on the 'big' trip, but it didn't happen. In less than a week from now though, i will be in Rio, Brazil ready to travel round again and get back to my roots with my backpack, bangles and piercings. Oh, and ...

Futebol!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Futebol!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... people trying to swim! Two days ago we decided to go to watch a Brazilian football game...Botafogo v Flamengo, two rival teams in Rio. We booked with a tour company called "Be a local" but I must mention that the "tour" was basically just transport and ...

Welcome to Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Welcome to Rio

A travel blog entry by ameng

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07/02/2011 - Monday The flight from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro took only 4 hours, but we skipped forward two hours due to the time difference and arrived in Rio around 6am. Our friend Wayne was flying in from Sydney to join us for our last two weeks in ...

Carnival In Rio!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnival In Rio!!

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... a Brazilian visa so we could see Carnival in Rio. We went to Portugal in order to grab an affordable flight to Brazil so we could see Carnival in Rio. We spent a few days in Salvador so we could catch a reliable commuter flight to see Carnival in Rio. We ...

Worlds Biggest Football Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Worlds Biggest Football Stadium

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got to our apartment by bus last night and were a bit sceptical about Rio and safety having read some horror stories on the Lonely Planet Thorn tree website. Up today and went to the supermarket to stock up our fridge. Then go into the centre of ...

Heights of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Heights of Rio

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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As I was still feeling a bit dodgy and we were both still a bit scared about safety we went for a city tour of Rio plus it was pretty reasonable. Eventually got picked up in the morning and taken first to see the Maracana stadium (!) where Dave followed ...

Real Rio?, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Real Rio?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ) In the afternoon we go on a favela tour. First head to the largest one - Rocina (sp?) this is the largest one in Rio. Approx 1 1/2 million people (out of about 6 1/2 mill) live in Rio's favelas, of which there are 30. We first meet some local ...

Big City Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Big City Brazil

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... this to all of you wonderful people sitting in my hostel (my EXPENSIVE hostel) 3 blocks from the famed Copacabana Beach of Rio de Janeiro. NICE! So since the last update we┤ve covered a fair amount of ground in Brazil and we┤re now about halfway up ...

Internal Flight Risk, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Internal Flight Risk

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... went HARD this week in Rio. Not just parties...well, lots of parties...but not JUST parties! Put together a rocking crew in Rio, including Jen and Frankie from the UK, Roya and Tyler our new best travelling friends, and teams Sweden, Argentina, and Chile ...

Last border crossing!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Last border crossing!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... border and couldnt help but feel sad and really hot, it was about 30 degrees. Within an hour we were on a 24hr bus to Rio. I tried the Brazilian saltenas....no where near as good as Bolivia and no fried chicken waiting for us at the side of the road when ...

The Samba Legend, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Samba Legend

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up completely knackered had a bit of breako and got our first taste of Rio De Janeiro by walking down the hill from the hostel and towards the world famous Copacabana beach. We walked down the busy streets with huge numbers of people around ...

Paradise in Paraty, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

Paradise in Paraty

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... friendly person, man, I've been very lucky with the people I have met. Food that night was something more traditional from Brazil. Erica and I were getting frustrated at the lack of local food choices, cuisine in the area, apparently in the lonely ...

World’s biggest party & we lug heavy stuff, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

World’s biggest party & we lug heavy stuff

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... are also plenty of events in the weeks preceding Carnaval which all add to the festivities. Each part of Brazil has different ways of celebrating Carnaval. In Rio, street parties are in abundance (at any time of the day) and the Samba School Parade is ...

Crazy Room Mates, Favella Tours and H-Gliding, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Crazy Room Mates, Favella Tours and H-Gliding

A travel blog entry by catters

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... there is a head wind and the hang glider will take off.  Hang gliding was born on the "Beautiful Rock" in one of Rio's massive national parks overlooking Ipanema beach, indeed one of the guys there holds the record for most tandem glides - 16,000 ...

Todo bem..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Todo bem...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... to a petshop and happened tom come across quite a few budgerigars.  I wondered how they got them to Brazil.  A trip to the beaches of Rio solved the mystery.  The illegal smuggling of budgies in men's bathing suits is seemingly rampant in ...

The Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Marvelous City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... I won┤t work illegally. So after spending time with some friends that I met in Lenšois that live here, I was off......... Rio de Janeiro! Said to be one of the top 5 most beautiful cities in the world and nicknamed "The Marvelous City" by Brazilians. ...

Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio De Janeiro

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04/04/08: Rio De Janeiro Don┤t believe the hype...about being held up at gunpoint for your camera, that is! We did believe the hype; hence we only have photos from about three days into the visit! The motorway from the Airport is worth a mention, no ...

Relaxed, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

Relaxed

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Are you after a place to relax and basically do nothing? Well then Paraty (pronounced Par-ach-ie) down the coast from Rio is the place. We arrived a few days ago and found a place to stay at a bed and breakfast. As it's low tourist season the place is ...

Beauty and the Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

Beauty and the Beach

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Rio de Janiero.. city of the Beautiful people, we felt like we fitted right in (especially with our white bodies and lack of plastic surgery!). Mandy bought herself a new ultra-skimpy bikini so she could wear the same as all the other girls on the ...

marvelous, Rio, Brazil travel blog

marvelous

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Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese for river of January and nicknamed the marvelous city. Just like most city's there are some very beautiful areas with golden sandy beaches, sights, activities, shops and restaurants. One morning we took a taxi ...

24 hour bus journey to Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

24 hour bus journey to Rio

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... report as we are on a bus for 24 hours. After checking out at 11am, we went straight to the bus station to get our bus to Rio. We were surprised to find that we were on a 'cama' bus even though our tickets said 'semi-cama' - excellent. This makes the ...

We are in Rio Baby!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

We are in Rio Baby!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... Beach. We weren't too impressed having to work out where we were then walking with all our stuff through the unsafe streets of Rio to the nearest Metro station at around 11PM at night. Five stations back we got off at Catete and found a cheap hotel for ...

Sun and sand and beautiful and lovely...., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sun and sand and beautiful and lovely....

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... the real world, back to a home, friends and family. A few minutes into the flight I peered out the window looking back as Brazil was fading into the horizon and saw the most beautiful sunset of the entire trip. The entire sky had turned a crimson red as ...

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