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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is
one of the most colorful and vibrant of cities in South America with hotels
of every class and description. In fact this tourist mecca has a hotel
or resort for every traveler's taste. It was discovered January 1,
1502 by the Portuguese, hence the name River of January. Rio with over
10,000,000 inhabitants it the second largest city in Brazil. While the
folks in Sao Paulo labor all day Rio's inhabitants work and play all day
and night. Often taking 3 hour lunches to go to the beach. And the beaches,
open to all, are there with Ipanema, Copa Cabana, and countless others.
Its unique landscape (mountains on one side ocean on the other) make it
one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Indeed it can be called
Brazil's emotional capital as well. It has a wonderful climate, a
blend of summer and springtime. Temperatures during December to March can
top 95° F, but during the rest of the year are a comfortable 68°
F to 86° F. Sea breezes moderate temperatures throughout the year.
Transportation is readily available, with inexpensive taxis everywhere
and a subway system. It is linked to all key points in Brazil by an extensive
highway system. It has 2 airports: Santos Dumont Airport, a downtown airport
for local flights between Rio and Sao Paulo, and Galeao Airport, the international
airport located on Governor's Island in Guanabara Bay. There is lots to
see and do. The city's most famous landmarks are Sugar Loaf rising to 1,325
ft, located on a peninsula jutting into Guanabara Bay, and the Christ the
Redeemer statue, which overlooks the city from the top of Corcovado Mountain.
For lover of night life there are thousands of restaurants, bars and nightclubs
for any taste. For the cultured there are fine museums, historical buildings
most special time – CARNIVAL – a time when the entire city explodes In
a 5 day long revelry. While to the casual observer this is an apparently
chaotic time, with seemingly no rhyme or reason to the ebb & flow of
events and rituals, there is in fact a logic
and schedule (albeit
a loosely adhered – to one !) that governs the festival. Although Carnival
is a Country celebration, and all country stops for 5 days.. each region
has its own culture and different ways to celebrate. The most
popular carnival celebrations are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador
de Bahia and Recife.
The Carnival happens 40 days before the celebration of Easter Holiday,
that’s the reason that the date changes every year. It is a good idea to
plan and make reservations as far in advance as possible as Brazil gets
pretty full then. Many hotels have increased rates in this period and have
minimum stays of 3 or 4 days.
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