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Rio: NY Times Profile, Tips, Pix's, Ideas??!!

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From the New York Times Travel Section coming this weekend, they will have this headline: “36 Hours in Rio de Janeiro”  with this sub-head: "A weekend in this ever-surprising Brazilian city might include caipirinhas on the beach; capuchin monkeys on a hike; and music, food and history everywhere."


Many interesting ideas and options are outlined in this profile for the famed Brazil city.  While we visited and done much along the Amazon River (as detailed below on my live/blog), we still have Rio on our future, to-do wish list.  Here are some more of their story highlights: “To come to this sprawling, dynamic Brazilian city without preconceptions, whether they’re about bikinis or President Jair Bolsonaro, is just about impossible. But Rio constantly finds ways to surprise — whether it’s a friendly resident walking you to a shop you just can’t find; sobering evidence of the city’s slave trade; or the discovery that food tastes best standing on a sidewalk surrounded by the lyrical sound of Portuguese and accompanied by a beer so cold it’ll make your fillings hurt. From beach to museum, church to market, Rio is a city constantly defying its own myths and encourages visitors to join in with unbridled enthusiasm.”


This profile has many colorful and interesting visuals, plus a nice, helpful interactive map.  Below are a couple of this pictures included with this feature.  Here is another highlight from this profile: "The South Zone of Rio is home to the tony neighborhoods of Ipanema and Copacabana, which also have the best beaches: stretches of pristine sand bordering gentle waves. Pick up a bathing suit at Blue Man, a decades-old Brazilian brand of swimwear that produces eye-catching bikinis, one-pieces and briefs in colorful parrot and pineapple patterns (prices start around 150 reals). Swing by Osklen, another well-known Brazilian brand, which sells elegant T-shirts in linen and silk.  Make a final stop at Toca do Vinicius, a shop for music lovers, where all the vintage records and newly released CDs are bossa nova and samba."


Lots of fun options there!!??  Anyone having upcoming travel planned for Rio de Janeiro?  Or, have past experience, tips, suggestions, etc., to share?


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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.).  Now at 63,334 views:



Here are just three of the visuals used in this NY Times profile of Rio.  Looks wonderful and very interesting!!:

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From the Travel Section of the London/UK Telegraph yesterday, they had this headline: “The world's most colourful destinations”  with a highlight on Rio de Janeiro and its Favela Santa Marta are that has been transformed by artists.  Below is visual example as a part of their profile of different world locations.  


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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 235,829 views.




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We used to have an apt. in Rio, in Copacabana two blocks back from the beach.  The nicest people you will ever meet.  And the food is fantastic.  Here's the national dish, feijoada, typically served on Saturday.  Lots of different parts of the pig and all sorts of other goodies.  A word to the wise, once you get away from the beach or other tourist areas, there won't be a lot of English speakers.  But it's worth it.  We'll be there pre-cruise in December.


feijoada 2014.JPG

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