Caipirinhas on Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro May 31st 2006 This is the first leg of our South America trip and what a great place to start!
We arrived to Rio in the pouring rain and were a little bit annoyed, especially as our taxi had not shown up at the airport! Never mind - we eventually got to our hostel in Botafogo and went straight to bed. Getting back into the swing of travelling was going to take a few days - especially as we appeared to be t ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Ilha Grande 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