Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Finally...Belem!, Belem, Brazil travel blog

Finally...Belem!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Well..what can we say...it was long but not too bad! At times it seemed like we were steaming along at a roaring pace so at one point we couldn't quite understand why it was going to take so long! Until we hit a dirt road and then we knew why and it ...

Carnaval!!!!!!!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... and small children there, even late into the night.   Centro A bit further still is the actual downtown, or center of Rio.  On Thursday, after visiting the Christ Redeemer, we headed down to this area to check out a pre-Carnaval bloco. ...

Fat Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Fat Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... The buildings were never ending in all directions, it was like Hong Kong times 10. The super express bus to Rio de Janeiro passed through the beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills, ocean coasts, sugar plantations, endless palm trees, and ...

Get Rich Or Die Trying in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Get Rich Or Die Trying in Rio

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... quote was much reasonable at US$370 one way to Toronto. Next step is getting the money. Even though Brazil is a modern country and Rio is a cosmopolitan international city, getting the money proved to be nearly impossible. Our(mostly Juliette's) attempt ...

Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Cidade Maravilhosa

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... . Just about to head to the airport to begin the long journey home. I've absolutely loved every moment of this amazing continent. Brazil was a nice extra which I hadn't planned but the struggle I had with Portuguese made it a lot harder to get around than ...

Rio from another angle, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio from another angle

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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... Rio's population live. We'd seen them from afar as we came in from the airport, but diving into the middle of Rocinha (Rio's single biggest favela) was fascinating. Some estimates reckon that as many as 400,000 people are squeezed into this one area, ...

Carnaval madness in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval madness in Rio

A travel blog entry by emmaanddave

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... into the room with a butter knife and started saying something to me in an agitated way, which of course I didn´t understand. Now I know Rio is a pretty dangerous city and perhaps I should have been a bit more concerned, but it´s not easy to take a kid ...

Samba in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Samba in Lapa

A travel blog entry by jennifers

... seat cause it looked like the people hanging off the outside were going to get crushed by the cement walls. There was a local couple from Rio on the Bonde who then informed us that the bonde didn´t go to Cordova like we thought. So, we went back down to ...

The final leg!, Rio, Brazil travel blog

The final leg!

A travel blog entry by charlottemills

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I arrived in Foz de Iguazu, Brazil, after 3 long journeys by coach. However I wasn't too tired to set off to the Iguazu Falls, the Brazilian side. Unfortunately the weather over the last few months had been so dry that the falls were only at 15% of their ...

a searys of unfortunat events part 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

a searys of unfortunat events part 3

A travel blog entry by jackalexandroff

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the malichuse mall i left my bag in my room. my 'caput'ipod and the little bag of chargers and wires on my bed next to my pack. i wonderd off into town to find a book. there was a really expensive copy of the new hitch hickers gide book (the 6th book of ...

Jungle2jungle, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Jungle2jungle

A travel blog entry by seanrobfred

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... up the coast named Ilha Grande (or "Big Island"). Having heard it described as "one of the most beautiful national parks in brazil, a tropical paradise and, most intriguingly "a big island", we could hardly wait! A very luxurious coach ride later we found ...

60 hours of travel!!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

60 hours of travel!!

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

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... including the Bolivian carpet!! - and caught the 3pm overnight bus to Sao Paulo with a weird irish guy and then caught another bus to Rio de Janeiro - and arrived at rio hostel at about 9pm on Thursday night - oh yeah, bring it on baby! I then had ...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A travel blog entry by sophslife

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... of the mountain where the statue was a cool breeze enveloped us, as if Christ himself were sending the wind. Seeing Rio de Janeiro from up on the mountain was beautiful! There were many white sand beaches, turquoise waters filled with swimmers. The city ...

agent fishers retirement home., Paraty, Brazil travel blog

agent fishers retirement home.

A travel blog entry by jackalexandroff

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... settle in paraty. Having backpacked sinces he was 16 he ended up working in a air port as an engier on some of the 747s in rio air port. It was after two year without vacation that his boss told him to take some time off and that he would cover the next ...

Another Day Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Another Day Rio

A travel blog entry by bryanfennell

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Started the day with a well deserved lie in and late breakfast.  Unfortunately it was Nick and Dee's last day with us.  It has been great hanging out with these two over the past few days and we will miss them and all their great ...

A taster of the project, Rio, Brazil travel blog

A taster of the project

A travel blog entry by robin-ras

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Here's sth for you to get an idea of where I am each day. This is the website of Jen, an American girl who finished on Wednesday. ...

Samba and stuff, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Samba and stuff

A travel blog entry by lizsgear

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... who were bound to end up together on their travels. We chatted about culture, languages and things we´d been up to in Rio so far. Yesterday Anna and I had a guarana juice fuelled walk to Ipanema walking along Copocabana and Ipanema. The beaches here are ...

Premiers pas à Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Premiers pas à Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by coleauxv

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... à Rio et je dois reconnaître que le spectacle en vaut la peine. Il me reste encore quelques sites incontournables à visiter à Rio comme le Christo Rendedor mais je décide le soir même de me mettre en route avec quelques-uns de mes compagnons de ...

Carnaval Sambadromo Parade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval Sambadromo Parade

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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... story rhyme theme with Alice in Wonderland, Hey Diddle Diddle and The Wizard of Oz all making an appearance . Others were geared towards the Rio Olympics in 2016 and World Cup in 2014. All in all the dresses were gorgeous and the shoes to die for! We ...

Old Ladies Outing, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Old Ladies Outing

A travel blog entry by bigjim

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... what to do. Its very busy in the land of Jim these days. On Monday 19th March I finally arrive in Rio De Janeiro - home to 6.5 million people (from Portuguese and Africo Portuguese decent) carnivals, wazzle birds, ladyboys and world champion football ...

Feter ses 40 ans a Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Feter ses 40 ans a Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by samcel

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... de sa grande soeur megalopole Sao Paolo, qui reunit 14 millions d'habitants intramuros et 40 millions avec la banlieue, Rio de Janeiro compte 6 millions d'habitants intramuros et 11 millions avec la banlieue. C'est la deuxieme ville du pays ...

RIO CARNIVAL, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

RIO CARNIVAL

A travel blog entry by marcelo.heather

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... it is all Orange Mangueira - placed 7th (for those who like pink) Tijuca - Placed 1st (a must see - spectacular) Grande Rio - Placed 5th (a story of motivation - overcoming obstacles. Grande Rio's floats were set on fire before their 2011 carnival so ...

Bloco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Bloco

A travel blog entry by heinlisenka

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... maar. Een paar weken geleden zaten we naar de TV te kijken naar "Waar is de Mol" en wij vonden hem in Rio. We zagen dat je deltavluchten over de stad kunt maken, zag er heel wreed uit. Dat werd dus mijn verjaardagscadeau en vandaag was het pay day, gna ...

I can fly (part II), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

I can fly (part II)

A travel blog entry by bigkevoz

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... all at the same time. If I am so lucky as to have another [relatively] beautiful day tomorrow, I will have to check out the supposed must-do of Rio, Sugar Loaf. Even if I don´t though, I reckon I have seen quite a few views of Rio as it is ...

Rio for the night-Just waiting for the early bus, Rio de Janiero, Brazil travel blog

Rio for the night-Just waiting for the early bus

A travel blog entry by thedays

In Rio for one night, to head to Ilha Grande in the ...

Rio! The 1st stanza!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Rio! The 1st stanza!

A travel blog entry by beersabroad

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... and Peg a lift earlier in the night, and sunk a few more drinks with them) to buy some steak… He succeeded! Leaving Rio / Bus to Salvador Peg, having not slept yet, took it upon himself to act as the drunken alarm clock for Matty and his lady ...

Beautiful Beaches in Paraty and Partying In Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Beautiful Beaches in Paraty and Partying In Rio

A travel blog entry by ellie_cross

... as the bad. Very uplifting to see people living in this way, although also very sobering. One of the best things I did in Rio. *Ipanema and Copacobana beaches. So many beautiful people. I am so very, very white. *Night out at the Mangueira samba school, ...

Paradise in Brazil...., Ihla Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Paradise in Brazil....

A travel blog entry by derv

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Spent 48 hours on this amazing island, situated 2hr 30min hours from Rio de Janeiro by road to the port in Angra dos Reis followed by 1hr 30 on the ferry. Ihla Grande, literally means big island and it is Brazil's third largest island.  The ...

Last days in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Last days in Rio

A travel blog entry by amitevron

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... ve been in the same city since my arrival. Inter-city buses here are pretty expensive, and I plan on moving around quite a lot in the next few weeks, but I think I can keep it at about $30 a day in Brazil. I'll keep you guys updated from Sao Paulo! Amit ...

Made it to Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil travel blog

Made it to Rio

A travel blog entry by doubled

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Well everyone, we made it to Brazil and we have been enjoying the great weather (30C). Today we went to Copacabana beach and we went to see Jesus on top of the mountain. So far no problems with ...

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