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Rio and the homeward stretch...

January 4th 2008
Rio! For once we arrived in a new destination by air...and it was so worth it. Only a few hours from Buenos Aires by plane vs. 44 hours on the bus - one of the best decisions we have made so far. We landed in Rio about 5pm and ...shock horror...it was raining! Never in all the times we had imagined what Rio would be like, did we even consider it would be raining, but it was grey and drizzly and ... 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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