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Copacabana in Rio!!

I can’t think of Copacabana without hearing Barry Manilow’s song running through my head, so play that tune in your minds too while you’re looking at the photos of this, the most famous of all the Rio beaches.

Copacabana Beach from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain

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Two views of Rio…

Hello my friends,

There are so many facets to the diamond that is the city of Rio. We are starting today with one of the most beautiful by traveling to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a bit tough to take a photo because it’s it’s 8am and we are facing directly into the sun. Take it from me…it’s iconic, and amazing.

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Carnival in Rio!

Carnival is synonymous with Rio. I thought it was a public celebration of crazy costumes, people dressing up with lots drinking and partying in the streets to celebrate wildly before giving it all up for lent. Well, there is a whole lot of that going on…30 blocks worth to be exact, but Carnival is actually a once a year, high intensity competition between samba schools. Think of competitive football teams that culminate in the Super Bowl and you get the idea.

Samba City

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