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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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Carnival in Rio

The four-day Carnival weekend, marked on every Brazilian's calendar, is by far the biggest event of the year, with planning and preparation...

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Rio Beaches

To cariocas, where you hang out on the beach says a lot about you. Each of Rio's beaches has its own style, and the longer stretches of sand...

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Favelas - Rio's poorer neighborhoods

A Bit of History Named after the flowers that grow on the hills of Rio, the first favela began as a squatter town for homeless soldiers at...

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Top Reasons to Go to Rio de Janeiro

Stunning Beaches: Unpack your Speedo or thong bikini and join the masses at Rio's miles of gorgeous beaches. Carnival: Head to the streets...

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Gay Nightlife in Rio

Gay Rio rocks almost every night with a whole menu of entertainment options. During the day, dedicated areas of the beach in Copacabana (Posto...

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Shopping in Rio

Arts and crafts. The hills of Santa Teresa brim with arts and crafts stores selling paintings, colorful wooden animals, and other works by...

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