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View from one of the many  walking trails on Ihla Grande  

View from one of the many walking trails on Ihla Grande

Rio - Ihla Grande - Paraty

May 3rd 2007
Rio de Janeiro Ah Brazil... what a fascinating place! The land of bikinis, havaianas and beer! After a short flight from Chile we landed in Rio de Janeiro on 18/3. We checked into mellow yellow backpackers in rio- a divy place in Copacabana. It was five levels of dorms, bars, pool rooms, tv rooms, games rooms...the works. One of the dorms was called the Favela room with 45 beds - all of the sl ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Paraty

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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