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Nov 14, 2006 - Rio de Janeiro

We spent four days in Rio. In that time, we visited the famed Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, took a tram up to the famous Christ statue, and walked around the old city and our cobblestone, hillside neighborhood, Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a very old neighborhood dotted with aged mansions from the late 1800's. Steep hills and cobblestone streets make it feel somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of Rio proper, but the views over the main city are wonderful. We stayed in a very old mansion that was recently converted into a hostel...

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