Rio de Janeiro is a sexy and seductive city in Brazil, famous for the samba, gorgeous beaches and one of the world’s greatest parties, the famous Carnival. It’s also, sadly, famous for its poverty-stricken favelas, reminding visitors that the city may well be a paradise, but it’s a gritty one. Even so, there’s no denying that Rio seethes with energy and excitement. It’s a place where life is lived in the moment, and where the beauty of the culture is echoed in the beautiful scenery of one of the world’s most spectacular harbours. Laze in the sun and people-watch on the trendy beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana, brave the surf at Prainha, mellow out in one of Rio’s countless open-air cafés, then dance the night away learning the sensual moves of the samba.
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