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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... colored, beautifully crafted and decorated with attractive accessories
Famous Sites of Country: Christ the Redeemer, Iguazu Falls, Sugarloaf Mountain
Average Life Expectancy Males: 71.0 Females: 77.8
National Unemployment Rate: 5%
Country Literacy Rate: 89%
Country Murder Rate: 25.2%
Crude Birth Rate: 15 (per 1,000 people)
Crude Death Rate: 6 (per 1,000 people)
National Infant Mortality Rate: 12 (per 1,000 live births)
Links http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Te resa_Tram http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifyin g_Police_Unit When arranging the trip Rio was an afterthought. Not renowned for its wine or vicinity to penguins, it hadn't made it to the bucket list. However, everyone I chatted to who had been raved about this fun, vibrant city and by the time the trip arrived it's fair to say I was pretty excited. We arrived after a long flight to a pretty quiet scene! My ...
... feel as threatening as we first thought, however there were points on the walk where we weren't allowed to take photos due to people selling drugs. We met a lovely couple, Jo and Johnny in our hostel who came along with us to an indoor market. The market was huge, built inside what looked like a football stadium. On the weekends it was said to have a real party atmosphere with lots of music playing and drinking. We came on a Friday, it was very quiet with ...
... made me laugh were a trio of guys playing the Blues on Gazoo’s, surprisingly good sometimes and at others, so out of tune! Also had my first churros injected with chocolate, the other favourite is dulce de leche which is a rich and sickly sweet caramel sauce which they seem to put with every dessert! We also found our puppy who’d guided us to the beach on our first day, big personality and constantly smiling, he wouldn’t leave us alone! Another one ...
... as I still had a bit of time before I needed to catch the bus to the train station. As I approached the Copacabana Palace I saw a dog, which I had noticed everyday, sat with his owner in the same place. It was a little cute dog, which is why I had noticed it every day. Anyway, today I actually looked at the man sat with it - I did have a bit of a surprise as it was one of the people featured on ...