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Re: Rio de Janiero - Part 2

PortMoresby ·
I requested a can for recycling recently from the collection company. It was delivered with my address in black marker on the lid. The house number was correct but they got the street name wrong, calling it Sugarloaf. Maybe it's a sign!
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Re: Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

DrFumblefinger ·
Glad you ended the trip in style, but sorry that your journey has ended. I really enjoyed this series -- a model for how all of us should share our travel stories. Thanks!
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Re: Rio de Janiero - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Assuming nice weather and a clear day, about how much time would it take to get up to Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer statue) by train. look around and return?
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Re: Rio de Janiero - Part 1

Jonathan L ·
The train takes about 25 min each way. Up top 15-45 min depending on how much photography and looking at things you want to do. The unknown is how long the lines are for the train. Early is better than late.
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Río Piedras and The University of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to the University of Puerto Rico, and the town and market of Rio Piedras.
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Last Stop, Chiapa de Corzo

PortMoresby ·
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
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Rio de Janiero - Part 1

Jonathan L ·
  I recently spent 3 days in Rio de Janiero. It is a big city, one that has thrust itself into the 20th century. It is a center of banking and business, home to Petrobras and the former capital of Brazil. It is also home to some of the iconic...
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Rio de Janiero - Part 2

Jonathan L ·
 Here is the 2nd part of my trip to Rio. Sugarloaf Sugarloaf is the famous 1300ft peak of granite the sits on the Rio waterfront. The trip up to the top is by cable car and starts near Prâia Vermilion (Red Beach). The first leg of the trip...
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No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Travel Rob ·
Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay from Corcovado Mountain - Photo by Cafezinho   on Wikimedia Commons The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, signed into law a legislative bill to suspend it's visa requirement for foreign travelers next summer. The new law permits visitors to enter Brazil between June and September 18 and stay for 90 days without producing a visa. Brazil's Tourism Minister, Eduardo Alves said this about the Measure: “The measure...
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

PHeymont ·
At a time when everyone seems worried about borders, this is a surprise. You would almost think the Games would be the occasion for more, not less, caution.
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

DrFumblefinger ·
The eyes of the world are always fully on the Olympic Games, making it, as we remember from the tragedy of 1972, a great target for terrorists. Perhaps in the world of political correctness, this is "wonderful gesture". I fear the Brazilians are putting themselves and their guests at unnecessary risk. No screening program will ever be perfect, but if it can keep out a few troublemakers, it seems worthwhile to me.
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Re: No Visa Required for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

PortMoresby ·
Having first-hand knowledge of the colossal ineptitude of Brazilian bureaucracy, where it can take years for a legal resident to get a driver's license and other insults to a normal person's sanity, the only possible answer to this puzzling turn of events is that someone with the power to effect the rules has opted for the one obvious solution to avoiding empty stadiums. The other thing I know about Brazil is that lawlessness is simply a way of life, so profit and smoothing the way for as...
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Children of the Amazon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across these three children paddling their dugout on one of the remote tributaries of the Amazon River in Peru.
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