Rio de Janeiro March 27th 2009 10 days in Rio de Janeiro, The Cidade Maravilhosa (The Marvellous City).
Not many cities can boast such a beautiful setting, its backed by green mountains that look down on to wide swathes of sandy beaches.
My hostel was in the area of Ipanema, one of the more expensive, and safer areas on Rio. The hostel was on a small closed street with a few other hostels so the atmosphere was relaxed, frie ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro 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