Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tropical Paradise!, Ihla grande, Brazil travel blog

Tropical Paradise!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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Caught the ferry to the beautiful island of Ilha Grande for a couple of days hiking and relaxation before reaching Rio...we weren't disappointed! Enjoyed a couple of hikes around the island with spectacular views. Mendes Lopes beach on day one was one of ...

From the Depths to the Heights, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

From the Depths to the Heights

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... is not our idea of fun - so our route now took us back down along the Atlantic coast heading towards Rio de Janeiro. The summer retreats of wealthy Paulistanos quickly gave way to the grimy industrial estates and smutty oil processing plants surrounding ...

Rio Rocks!, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio Rocks!

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hello from Rio! Yes, we´re in Rio de Janeiro, often quoted as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and despite hearing this about countless places around the world, we´d have to agree. The guidebooks can make you paranoid about your ...

Her name is Rio and Rio was grand, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Her name is Rio and Rio was grand

A travel blog entry by easties

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... about safety in and around Rio so we didn't know what to expect. Well, it is difficult to generalise but our experience in Rio was wonderful. We had felt more uneasy in Lima and at times in Quito and with six nights' experience in Rio under ...

Downtown Rio and Azucar de Pao, Pao de Azucar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Downtown Rio and Azucar de Pao

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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I woke up just in time to freshen up and to have breakfast. David, my new Canadian friend and I met up with Marvin, a Venezuelan. You met them already in the picture I had posted yesterday. Anyway, still, David became our private tourist guide ...

One long day in Rio, Rio de janeiro, Brazil travel blog

One long day in Rio

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... too. We started out the day in one of the 200 favellas that have proliferated along the slopes of the mountains that surround Rio. I was apprehensive about visiting the place because to me it seemed too much like going to look at animals in the zoo. ...

Revelling In Rainy Rio., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Revelling In Rainy Rio.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... is off to Ilha Grande an island 3 hours south of Rio for 3 nights and hopefully some better weather! Foot Note: Christ The Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is now one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. Rio de Janeiro also featured in the book ...

Carnival Time, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnival Time

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... Coelho, who arrived on 1st January 1502. Thinking it was the mouth of a great river, he called the place January River (Rio de Janeiro). However, the Portuguese did not use the enormous bay as a port and it was first settled by the French who stayed ...

Into the favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Into the favela

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... into a human zoo, even a voyeuristic experience.  Supporters, on the other hand, say that you can't really understand a place like Rio until you visit the favela.  Erin and I split on this issue.  I wanted to see the favela while Erin did ...

Cidade Marvilhosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Cidade Marvilhosa

A travel blog entry by camille

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... in awe of it. You don´t need to be religious to get a thrill from seeing the statue of Christ, with his arms outstretched overlooking Rio. We each had our picture taken with our arms extended in a similar pose as all tourists do. It is a very strong urge ...

Lappa, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Lappa

A travel blog entry by jag

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After the brilliance of Foz do Iguacu, I decided to head straight to Rio De Janeiro. After 22 hours on a bus I pulled into the station in a very dodgey area of Rio. Along with 2 English girls I had meet in Iguacu, I jumped into a taxi and headed straight ...

Is it a clear blue sky... maybe not!, Rio, Brazil travel blog

Is it a clear blue sky... maybe not!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... Ave and caught the 2 hour bus through the mayhem of Rio´s traffic to the Christ Statue. But... as I was bussing it through Rio, the clouds came and when I arrived, there was no point in going up given that the statue was covered in cloud... BLOODY ...

Amazon Queen - Arrived in  Belem, Belem, Brazil travel blog

Amazon Queen - Arrived in Belem

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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Arrived in Belem yesterday afternoon, after an amazing four day journey along the Amazon River, places and romantic names that I only every drempt of visiting whilst reading my geography books. The boat journey was a fantastic opportuinity to interact ...

Since Emma, Buenos Aires (rounds 2 and 3), Rio (round 2), Brazil travel blog

Since Emma

A travel blog entry by jose

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... and attempted to jump the traditional seven waves and make seven wishes. It will be a New Years Eve I remember. The highlight for Rio (this time around) was definitely our favela project. At first we weren't sure if we liked the idea of taking a ...

Back To Rio., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Back To Rio.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... (to 9.30am) and to change it to a direct flight to Ushuaia, at the very bottom of Argentina where our Antarctica expedition will leave from.   Footnote: The Harbor At Rio de Janeiro is listed as one of The Seven Natural Wonders of the ...

Beautiful Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Beautiful Rio

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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... - not a good feeling. And talking of flip-flops half the population live in ´Havaianas´, the brand of choice for flip flops in Brazil, apparently they sell in Harrods for 20 pounds and more and are very fashionable, here they cost about 2 pounds, I am ...

A wet New Year in Rio de Janeiro 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

A wet New Year in Rio de Janeiro 2012

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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At last today the sun appeared - we headed down the beach for a few hours to try and get a bit of a suntan seeing as tonight was a "white" party wearing white clothes and we were pale and white ourselves haha.  The great thing about scottish pasty ...

Sambateria, Sambodrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Sambateria

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Today is a Marvin less day for David. David is now stuck with me until he leaves on Monday to continue his trips around Brazil. It was a slow day today. We still managed to get up early for breakfast and then hit the road to the Sambodrome. We ...

Beach paradise Paraty, Paraty, Brazil travel blog

Beach paradise Paraty

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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Yesterday unfortunately we had to drag ourselves away from Paraty and go back to Rio de Janeiro, where lucky enough we would be able to lie on the beach again. Paraty is in one word paradise. The coast is lined with about 300 beaches and beautiful ...

BRAZILIAN CAMERA DEBACLE, Rio, RJ, Brazil travel blog

BRAZILIAN CAMERA DEBACLE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... at a party, and she boasted to everyone around, "Ele ja quebrou cuatro maquinas" - that I'd already broken four cameras while in Brazil. I couldn't believe she'd said that! What a little punk. Man, I hate kids. Sometimes, I just want to reach ...

Flying high as a bird over Rio....literally !!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Flying high as a bird over Rio....literally !!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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So finally today the rain stopped and the sun came out what a relief it has rained non stop for days so being cooped up in the hostel it was time to get out and do some sightseeing. I headed to reception to book us on the favela tour which is meant to be ...

Leaving, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Leaving

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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Goodbye Flamengo Beach ...

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... free, but in fact in the beginning we only have known the address, but not really where it is. Where is Pedro? So we arrived in Rio after only 6 hours and it was 5 am. We were really tired, so to take a night bus, which goes only 6 hours is not ...

At the COPA!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

At the COPA!

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... that was on.  I wince everytime I buy something here because I divide it by two and its a little more than that.  So Rio Backpackers wins the prize for most expensive lodgings yet, coming in around $40 a night.  And it's a bit of a ...

Osama bin Ilha Grande, Illa Grande, Brazil travel blog

Osama bin Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by jag

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... beautiful sunny weather we finally came into the harbour at Ilaha Grande. Ilha Grande is an island about 150kms south of Rio. The entance was pretty spectauclar with huge sharp mountains covered in atlantic rain forest and an awesome beach. I checked ...

Botanic Garden and other Sightseeings, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Botanic Garden and other Sightseeings

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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Rain Forest and Submarine In the morning we went to the botanic garden in Rio. The weather was not the best, but it was not raining so never mind. At first of course we wanted to buy a small guide for the garden, but the small shop was closed, ...

Day two Rio De Janerio, Rio De Janerio, Brazil travel blog

Day two Rio De Janerio

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Today was rather uneventful. I walked around Impanema and spent some time at the beach. I met up with the next group of people that I will be traveling South America with. This seems like a great deal. Nothing is planned other than our transportation ...

Tropical Beach Tourist Trap, Angra dos Reis, Brazil travel blog

Tropical Beach Tourist Trap

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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... up other tour participants. It was a bus-ful of entrapped tourists. It was a two hour bus ride west aouthwest of Rio de Janeiro followed by a three inter-island trip via a schooner. Lunch, I think, was purposedly served around 2:30 pm so that people ...

The Good, the bad and the Ugly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

The Good, the bad and the Ugly

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... out. Most natives just shrug their shoulders and say there isn't much to be done. Crime of all sorts seems to be tolerated in Rio. (Yes, Rudy Guiliani, they even have squeegee men.) The day before we took a tour of two of the favelas. (We were ...

Cuzco to Lima to Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Cuzco to Lima to Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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What a day ...

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