Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City
According to many Brazilians, the city of
Rio de Janeirowas made by God himself...
Indeed, its setting is incredibly pretty. Facing a beautiful bay, massive lumps of granite covered in lush forest sticking out of the landscape, a coastline dotted with lovely beaches: Rio de Janeiro is a true Marvellous City! (Cidade Maravilhosa, nickname of Rio de Janeiro)
When thinking of Rio de Janeiro,
The most famous pictures of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and perhaps even South America are the one of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the one taken of the bay panorama with the
Sugar Loaf rockas centrepiece.
Nevertheless, the picture of Rio de Janeiro is definitely not complete without the Cariocas, the proud Rio dwellers. Socializing and flirting is their second nature and with the sultry Samba rhythms and sensual Bossa Nova tunes never far away, the city gets a mellow and pleasantly chilled out vibe.
Having fun and enjoying life, that is what it is all about for the beautiful people of Rio de Janeiro.
A unique beach culture (which is much more than just sitting in the sand getting a suntan), a vibrant nightlife and a great music scene are some components of this expressive joie de vivre. Everything is culminating however in an explosion of colours, music, dance and partying during
Carnaval, The Greatest Show on Earth. The city of Rio de Janeiro is an ode to Life.
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