"Big City with nice beaches" Rio de Janeiro by cybergenic

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Rio is a very different city to any other place i visited in South America.
It has the population and money to become a horrible bustling city but it seems to remain relaxed but sheik.
I think it must be the calming effect of the ocean. I only spent 24hours in Rio and I did as much as I could. Ipanema Beach was lovely along with the Corcovado and the Sugar Loaf. Apart from the main tourist attractions I dont' think there is much more for Rio to offer back packers. 2-3 days is probably enough time to spend here.

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  • Pros:Some great tourist attractions, helpful locals
  • Cons:Expensive, over crowded hostels
  • In a nutshell:Worth a visit but not a place to stay for too long...
  • Last visit to Rio de Janeiro: Jan 2004
  • Intro Written Jun 17, 2004
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