...Rio de Janeiro "River of January" is the second major city of Brazil, behind only São Paulo. Its 8 million inhabitants occupy an area of 485 square miles. There are three main city districts: Centre, South, and North. The city centre is the financial and business district of Rio. After the transfer of the capital to Brasília, in 1960, the process of economic transfer to São Paulo was increased...
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Review of Riode Janeiro
Advantages: Beaches, gorgeous tropical islands, unbelievably great value. Disadvantages: Having to keep your wits about you, but no real problem.
...They call the city of Rio de Janeiro "Cidade Maravilhosa" (The marvellous city), I have to say that visiting Rio was an eye opening and awe inspiring experience. This review is a selection of the best parts, with a few pointers on what not to do there.
First of all, it is recommended that tourists stay in a Hotel that is on the coastal road...
Advantages: Vibrant. Diverse. Beautiful. World famous landmarks. Gorgeous weather. Disadvantages: Some safety issues
...a cafe where you can buy a drink and a snack, and there is a very small chapel in the base of the statue which is uninspiring. Its worth taking a little while to have a look at the views of Rio that you can get from being 2230 feet above the city. You can see Sugar Loaf and the Maracana Stadium, and in the distance there is Copacabana and Ipanema.
- SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN (Pao de Acucar):