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Rio De Janeiro

February 22nd 2007
We arrived in Rio very early am on the 22nd. Our reservation was at ACE backpackers’ hostel in the Botafogo section of town. We reserved beds in the mixed dorm for the first night and then were going to move to a private room. We did the dorm since I couldn't bring myself to pay "carnival" prices for a room for just seven hours. Once arriving at the hostel we discovered it was dump, close to the ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro

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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