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My First Rio De Janeiro Carnival

In 2003 I had missed the Rio de Janeiro carnival with just a few weeks. I had moved here in March and carnival had ended just a few weeks earlier. Everyone was telling me about it and I really ..
(August 11, 2008)
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Restaurants in Santa Teresa

When you take the tram from Largo da Carioca to Santa Teresa you will first pass over the peculiar aqueduct and then snake your way up the winding streets of Santa Teresa. You will pass by beautiful ..
(August 07, 2008)
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Three Rio De Janeiro Hotels - Copacabana Palace, Hotel Gloria ..

In all guidebooks you can read about Copacabana Palace and how it used to be frequented by all the greats from Hollywood. It all is true and the story about it is fascinating. But if you talk about ..
(August 10, 2008)
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Beaches in Rio De Janeiro

The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are world famous. But what are they like and where should you go? One by one I will describe all beaches of interest starting from Botafogo all the way out to Barra de ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Get a Carnival Costumes to Participate in the Rio De Janeiro ..

Before I start to talk about buying carnival costumes I have to explain a little bit about the competition held in the great samba stadium Sambódromo every year. The images of thousands of people ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Caipirinha The National Drink of Brazil

If you go to Brazil it´s more than likely that you will get to taste a caipirinha. The lime and sugarcane alcohol cocktail is really refreshing and an energizer for those late hot nights. I will ..
(July 13, 2008)
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Acai The Amazon Berry

It is the berry from the palmtree Euterpe oleracea that lately has gotten lot of interest around the world. Native to South and Middle America it is in Brazil it started to grow popular. The berry is .
(July 20, 2008)
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Copacabana From Luxury to Decadence

The indians called this area Sacopenapã after the lake (today called Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas) and it only changed it´s name to Copacabana in the late 18th century when a chapel dedicated to Nossa ..
(July 26, 2008)
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Ipanema Beach With a Slice For Everyone

Not so long ago a tourist coming to Rio de Janeiro would only have heard of the beach in Copacabana, the last few years all this has changed. Ipanema beach is now what many people are looking for ..
(July 26, 2008)
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The History of Ilha Grande

Discovery The Portuguese discovered the island in the early 16th century, it was then occupied by a hundred or so indians of the tamoto tribe. It is believed that the name Ilha Grande (Big Island) is .
(July 26, 2008)
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Ipanema More Than a Beach

The last few years Ipanema has entered the guidebooks as one of the best neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro to stay. The obvious reason is of course the fantastic beach that is considered to be one of ..
(July 27, 2008)
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Rio De Janeiro Apartments - A Guide to Renting and Buying

The number of tourists that come to Rio de Janeiro is steadily growing, the market for apartment rental has accordingly grown as well. Nowadays there are dozens of rental agencies and internet ads ..
(June 14, 2008)
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