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Monday Moment: Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

25. February 2013

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Rio de Janeiro Favela

Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts. Stunning stretches of sand juxtaposed with gleaming city highrises, mountains reaching for the sky, and favelas on every slope. More than slums, they are home to a good portion of the city’s workforce. With homes, shops, restaurants-of-sorts, and ‘law’ enforcement, they are neighbourhoods unto their own albeit [...]

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Monday Moment: Carnival Street, Rio de Janeiro

4. November 2012

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Carnival Street, Rio de Janeiro

Ever been to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro? Yeah, me either, but check out these wild costumes we were able to try on while touring around Rio. Then we had our very own private parade on Carnival Street! I’m sure it would have been so much better to actually be there during Carnival but this [...]

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Monday Moment: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

24. October 2011

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Copacabana Beach from Sugar Loaf

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there She would merengue and do the cha-cha And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar… I know…right? If you remember Barry Manilow at all from being a child of the [...]

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We Had One, One Night In Rio

29. August 2009

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Paratay, Brasil

We had two…two glasses of champagne. Well, we do have champagne tastes but, unfortunately, a beer budget….so we substituted with beer on the beaches of Rio. And it was actually four nights… To say I was anxious as the bus made its way to Rio de Janeiro would be an understatement. Every guidebook and website [...]

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