Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Real Rio de Janeiro



Made famous by its carnival atmosphere, its samba rhythms, its beaches and its rainforest, Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's most exciting cities.

Few places can set pulses racing in the same way, with its mix of youthful exuberance and old world charm.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio

Some of Rio's well known set pieces are breathtaking - the rainforest-clad cliffs of Sugarloaf Mountain, the sandy beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer gazing benevolently down on the city. But it is a city defined as much by the spirit and vitality of its people as it is by its views and vistas.

Source and Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/real_cities/8241756.stm

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