Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio Carnival: Rainy and Raunchy !, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio Carnival: Rainy and Raunchy !

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... until Patty translated the words on it: "Get dressed, wear a condom. Department of Health. Later we ventured into Rio's quaintest neighborhoods - cobbled streets, aging houses and a real old charm. We bumped into an exuberant street party. Set under ...

Sizzling Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sizzling Brazil

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... ;  That was until I remembered Anna, a sweet architect that I met in Greece seven months ago.  She lives in Rio de Janeiro and upon receiving my email asking to meet for coffee, she immediately responded and invited me to stay in her home.  ...

Salvador to Rio de Janeiro by Bus - Day 56, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Salvador to Rio de Janeiro by Bus - Day 56

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... into an American guy at the bus station I met in Cachoeira a couple of days ago, he was travelling on the same bus as me to Rio, freaky!! Nothing more to report today, sat on the bus once again for hours on end. At least on this journey I have someone to ...

All day beach fun! - With fantastic waves!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

All day beach fun! - With fantastic waves!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... ! In the late afternoon we took a walk along the whole of Ipanema & Leblon beaches. This is definitely the nicest area of Rio. This evening we ordered pizza for take-away and contemplated the fact that we only have 4 more days before we go home!! ...

Paraty, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

Paraty

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... is backed with steep jungle covered mountains and the coast line is breathtaking coves and shallow warm waters. We left cloudy Rio and arrived in this sunshine filled Paradise. We found a reasonable-ish hotel (this is peak season in a prime ...

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Paraty

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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...  myself and Michael´s latest night out yet - wuhhoo - zzzz. Today we took a boat trip organised by the Hostel. Casa do Rio Hostel backs onto the river so, we just rolled out of bed, had breakfast and rolled onto the boat out ...

More Rio, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

More Rio

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Just had to show you more pictures of this fascinating ...

Drug lords, fireworks, machine guns and kids...., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Drug lords, fireworks, machine guns and kids....

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... a blog. Enough housekeeping, onto the interesting stuff. So last we left it, we finished in Miami and were heading to Rio de Janeiro. We spent the first few days in Rio staying at the JW Marriott Hotel on Copacabana beach. Time was mostly spent catching ...

We're in Rio!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

We're in Rio!

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... (well, a lot really we slept from 2.30pm Saturday until 9.30am today), we`re ready to hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Before our long sleep yesterday we strolled along Copacabana beach - how beautiful! The statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ The ...

Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Ahhhhh, Ilha Grande. A Brazilian Tropical Paradise. It rained the night we arrived. Our hostel was up a bit from the main village in the trees. We were staying in a hut. Bedroom to the front and showeroom to the back. Lots ...

The Drug Wars of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Drug Wars of Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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 Hi all, Being in Brazil, has meant that Rio de Janeiro is a must see and we have been looking forward to for a while….just to see what all the fuss is about to be honest. At the time we thought it was just another city but Rio is the most ...

Dress shopping and Chopp!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Dress shopping and Chopp!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... in need of a little rejuvenation, a new dress was purchased and the retail therapy is to be continued in Buenas Aires! All in all Rio is a really nice city although all the reports of crime put you slightly ill at ease. You just need to be on your ...

More beach time and a night out with Neil & Louise, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

More beach time and a night out with Neil & Louise

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Oh, life's a beach isn't it! I love it on Ipanema beach. We spent another 4 hours there today and it was great. Also noticed there were a few more classy beach babes around today as well. Obviously I wasn't interested but I was keeping an eye on things ...

Copacabana Caipirinhas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Copacabana Caipirinhas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... aren't city people. What good fortune it is that we changed our plans....we will now have 10 full days here. Rio de Janeiro. Population approximately 7 million. The second largest city in Brazil. The 26th largest in the world. The most visited city in ...

Our final destination; Rio De Janeiro!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Our final destination; Rio De Janeiro!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... sit down and drink beer in one of the many beach bars. Here we watched a few games from the confederations cup held in Brazil, so the bars were full of Mexicans going crazy. Of course it wouldn't be complete without being bombarded every second by people ...

It's teeny weeny time again ..., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

It's teeny weeny time again ...

A travel blog entry by helene

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... in one of Rio's infamous favelas? Well, someone should make a film called 'City of ... God, did you see that bloke??'. Rio de Janeiro is the only place where an elderly man can amble up the centre of Ipanema in the midday heat dressed solely in his ...

Walk around Central Rio, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Walk around Central Rio

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... ). Cheap and refreshing! In the evening, I went back to my club where I met Roger and friend. His friend is from northern Brazil, and like most locals here, no English. Roger was great value though and I´m sure to meet up with him again. ...

Beach by day, dancing by night, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Beach by day, dancing by night

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... food served to me whilst sunbathing. Great stuff. In the evening, I went to Cine Ideal... one of the biggest downtown nightclubs in Rio. It was frequented by locals as well... noone that I met spoke English. But it was worth waiting the hour or so ...

New itinerary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

New itinerary

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... 2006 Nasca 28/9/2006 Lima 30/9/2006 Trujillo 2/10/2006 Chiclayo 4/10/2006 Travel to Cuenca - ECUADOR 5/10/2006 Cuenca 7/10/2006 Banos + Rio Bamba 10/10/2006 Quito + Galapagos (if we can afford it!) 21/10/2006 Santiago (flight to Chile) 22/10/2006 ...

Barra Shopping, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Barra Shopping

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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An update to let everyone know that I´m still alive and surviving Rio. Between you and me, I think a month in this city is going to be a bit long (damn those inflexible tours with GAP... in hindsight, I should of stayed in Buenos Aires longer as ...

Final Month on the Road, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Final Month on the Road

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... more than once at some of the poor sleeping on the streets. It is like I'm in an African country with such extreme poverty. Brazil is becoming one of the powerhouses of the industrial world... and has a significant job ahead of it if it is to ensure ...

Flashback Night, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Flashback Night

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... . I´m kind of glad I´ve got home lurking just around the corner... I´m ready for it now and makes having my own extended space here in Rio bearable. Also glad I have a hostel in Melbourne! To think that I´m hanging out for another hostel is ...

Day at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Day at the Maracana Stadium

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... that would be here. Then we arrived at the Maracana. This stadium once held over 200,000 people for the 1950 World Cup final (which Brazil lost to Uruguay), but today it is now just an 86,000 all seater stadium. We got into the stadium about 90 minutes ...

Living it up in Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Living it up in Ipanema

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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From what I´ve seen of Ipanema and Copocabana so far, Rio has got to top the list of being the most beautiful city I´ve been to. Walking along the entire length of Ipanema Beach yesterday had me in awe. The beach oozes with life (the fitness side of ...

Rio de Janeiro - Day 57-65, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro - Day 57-65

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... people in one place in my entire life, I felt genetically inferior surrounded by these beautiful freaks. Another amazing night out in Brazil, these people certainly know how to party. Returned to my friends place as the sun was rising, the taxi drove ...

River of January?, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

River of January?

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Our three hour flight was actually only two hours in the air, because unbeknownst to us we had a stopover en route to Rio. Still, we touched down earlier than expected. We picked up a map and guidebook, then caught a shuttle bus.  The driver was ...

How many sandunes are there in Brazil?, Belém, Brazil travel blog

How many sandunes are there in Brazil?

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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OK, I am actually not writing this from Belém, but decided to cut the next entry into two because so much happened. Last time I was in Jeri and we were having some problems with our tour leader, which was resolved with a new leader, a cool guy from ...

Being Boonie, Brazilian Togs and New Years, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Being Boonie, Brazilian Togs and New Years

A travel blog entry by catters

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... over - more than a reason to celebrate!!!  New Years celebrations on Copacabana were amazing, the fireworks spectacular.  As with Rio tradition everyone was dressed in white - Gunther the outfits went down a treat, even if we did look ...

The never ending stadium hunt., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The never ending stadium hunt.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... shop or taxi along the road to ask. Nobody knew. We were in the middle of Botafogo, in the middle of Rio, in the middle of football crazy Brazil, but nobody had even the faintest idea. "Botafogo, are they playing today?" But discuss they did, curious old ...

More carnival and beaches!, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

More carnival and beaches!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... away from the frenzy of Rio. Paraty was founded in 1500 ish and sits on a shoreline of peninsulas on the Costa Verde - Brazil's most beautiful coastline. It's hemmed in by jungled mountains which seem to fall straight into the sea and its bay has 100s ...

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