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Problems with connection in Paris, and all luggage left behind for two days, disturbed our visit to Rio de Janeiro. We had time to understand why people says "Cidade Maravilhosa", but not much. However, there must be a next time, and then in the hot days. Till then...

Despite being out of season, the "calcadao" and beaches of Copacabana and Leblon (where we stood) were full of life. Knowing its reputation, we were cautious walking in those areas, but we could resist and, at night, we went to the exit of Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon to see what some men were doing there. They were using the tide to fish shrimps, and no one bothered us at any occasion. Just lucky or exaggeration in the news?

  • Last visit to Rio de Janeiro: Aug 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    WE plan to visit in Oct . Thanks for the tips..we're going with carry on luggage only!!

  • marcbrazil's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 2:51 PM

    Voces precisam voltar e ver tudo que de fantástico o Rio pode oferecer, a cidade conquistou o meu coração, e com certeza conquistará o seu!;))))

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2006 at 5:10 PM

    Upsetting about the luggage problem. However, from the looks of your photos and tips, you still enjoyed the beauty of Rio de Janeiro.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2006 at 4:36 PM

    cidade maravilhosa


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