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The Phone Museum

We wish we had more time in Rio

August 21st 2007
Arriving by bus in Rio we could see the Christ the Redeemer statue on the hill. We took a fixed price taxi (R$18 or US$9) to our hotel. Hotel PaysandĂș was the joining hotel for the Dragoman tour we would be taking through Brazil and Venezuela. It is a lovely old hotel in a pleasant part of town but they did give us one of the nastiest rooms our first night there. It was smelly and small and we we ... 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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