‘The twin saviours of the Cidade Maravilhosa’

Looming over Rio de Janeiro like two great warriors, imparting their mystical protection over the Cidade Maravilhosa, Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar instantly resonate with any visitor. Of course, Rio de Janeiro boasts one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings. Set around Guanabara Bay, the many hills undulate and weave around powdery white sandy beaches, granite monoliths and the

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‘Forget drug gangs, Rio’s favelas are for partying’

This article was written by Graham Vincent The allure of Rio de Janeiro is beguiling; the white, sandy beaches, the beautiful people, the breathtaking landscape. Yet an altogether more ‘real’ Rio experience is enthralling tourists, predominantly backpackers. The music is frenetic, the atmosphere intense. Semi-naked bodies writhe to the pounding beat of the music. Gringoes almost seem incongruous in the

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As Praias Melhores De Rio De Janeiro – The Best Beaches of Rio De Janeiro

This article was written by Graham Vincent ‘A cidade maravilhosa’ The marvellous city – as Rio de Janeiro is affectionately known – is justified by many things. No more so than its beaches. The main, and famous, city beaches are a hive of activity day and night. Copacabana is known worldwide, but just west lies the most exclusive beach neighbourhoods

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