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Rio is a very beautiful city (the view from the Christo)


Outside our hostel in Lapa - a great big street party and...


Very pretty colourful steps in Lapa


Pretty buildings in Lapa






Thousands of people on Ipanema

These cows are everywhere in Rio and created by different artists (we...





Modern art at its best


Sipping a coconut on Copacabana

The Dental Floss bikini in Rio!!







The magical view of the huge Christo from the small Sugar loaf...













Rio was a BIG change from Ilha Grande! It's hard to describe, and full of contrasts - the scenery is stunning, especially from the Christo and the Sugarloaf, and it's incredibly alive. We stayed in a hostel in Lapa (its reception turned into a club at night!), and in the evenings everyone (really - everyone!) came together to samba and party in the street. But the poverty, and the contrast between rich and poor, was more present here than we've seen anywhere else - families were bathing in the fountains next to theatre-goers sipping their cocktails.

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