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The Sambadrome  

The Sambadrome

Carnival, Rio de Janeiro and Paraty

February 28th 2012
The flight from San Jose to Rio de Janeiro with Taca was comfortable and included copious free alcohol and a very easy transfer in Peru (take note USA!) so I arrived on Wednesday 15th feeling relatively refreshed. Rob and I crashed out on the bus but luckily Amber was alert and we got off next to their hostel in Copacabana. I was reliably informed that mine was a few blocks away but it was actuall ... 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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