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Sam on Botafogo Beach  

Sam on Botafogo Beach

Welcome to Rio!

March 28th 2007
We left London Heathrow at 10pm and finally arrived in Rio at 8am local time after an unexpected stop-over at Sao Paulo. On attempting to board the bus we discovered they would only accept Brazilian Reals and not the US Dollars that we had exchanged. A kind man directed us to cash machines on the top floor, only to find out they were in portuguese only and didn't accept our cards. Our second thoug ... read more
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Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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