Rio de Janeiro Journals

Rio de Janeiro

A January 2008 trip to Rio de Janeiro by statesidecruiser

Corasco Photo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil More Photos
Quote: Rio has a reputation for glamour and glitz. In reality, it is another example of a South American city in which poverty prevails. The entrance to the harbor is spectacular and beautiful.

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Corasco Photo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio has a reputation for glamour and glitz. In reality, it is another example of a South American city in which poverty prevails. The entrance to the harbor is spectacular and beautiful. We sail into Guanabara Bay (which the Portuguese navigators thought was a river when they arrived there on January 1, 1502, hence the name Rio de Janeiro). Sugar Loaf Mountain is in full view along with Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. A careful look through the early morning mist is needed to locate the renowned Christ the Redeemer statue perched on top of Mount Corcovado. This city of over 10 million succeeded Salvador as the capital of Brazil. At the present time, the city and its suburbs are sharpl...Read More