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Carnival Practice in Full Swing Across Rio de Janeiro

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Almost Time For Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio Beach Rentals is the best in Copacabana and Ipanema

If you want to live like royalty for the same price for a budget motel in the USA, then book with Rio Beach Rentals. They list the prices right in the website, which is something few rental agencies in Brazil do. The usual practice is to raise the rate according to how much they think they can get. Rio Beach Rentals is different.
Tell them we sent you from the Brazil Travel Center and you might receive a discount.
http://www.riobeachrentals.com/

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Snoop Dog Encouraged Americans to Visit Rio de Janeiro

Before 2004, it was not all that common to see people from the U.S.A. in Brazil. That all changed with Snoop Dog’s 2003 “Beautiful” video, shot on location in Rio de Janeiro. Viewers see some historic sites and lots of beautiful imagery. Oh, yeah, Pharell is in the video, too. LOL

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The Balcony in Copacabana is Closed For Good

It seems the Balcony will be no more. This restaurant that people thought would take the place of Help Disco on the Copacabana nightlife scene turned out to be short-lived.

In late-January, it became clear that the venue would not reopen.

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Blame on Rio. Brazil Travel Center Movie of the Week.

This 1894 film stars a young Demi Moore. Basically, two middle-aged men embark on a trip to Rio de Janeiro with their daughters. They rent a nice villa (complete with parrots). Then, things get wild in this romantic comedy as the spirit of fun that exists only in Rio overtakes them.

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Why You Should Travel to Rio de Janeiro for Christmas

People often state that Christmas, or any other religious holiday for that, matter is a boring time to be traveling alone in Latin America.

I spent Christmas 2002 in Rio de Janeiro and did not notice much of a difference from other times of the year.

Sure, a few businesses were closed. Some clubs closed for two weeks before the actual holiday. However, most restaurants and social venues remained open.

On Christmas Day, I actually expected the worst. A ghost town, for sure. Instead, there were other tourists milling about Copacabana all day. Most popular bars and restaurants opened by the evening.

Therefore, if you have plans to go to Rio during the holidays, do not let negative stories online thwart your desires. I was there through Christmas and New Years of 2002 and had a blast.

She was in Rio for Christmas!

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You should know that the stories about Rio being dead are false because on New Years Eve, millions of people congregate on the beach.  Where do they come from, if nobody is in town?

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