See also our Rio Blog before it's too late...
Access the Rio de Janeiro online guide on Férias Brasil for travel tips and information in Portuguese.
Here are some of our favorite memories of Rio...
Saturday afternoon at the Botanical Gardens.
|The bride was tired and hot...||If a jaca fell on my head...|
Go here, for more pictures of Rio's Botanical Garden. We also photographed Rio's fabulous downtown museums and cultural centers.
There's a great Web site dedicated to one of my favorite spots in Rio: the Pão de Açúcar or Sugarloaf Mountain. Wonderful photos, the history of the cable cars and much more. Don't miss it!
Also, if you're planning a trip to Rio, don't forget to check out our fave site there: Ipanema.com. They have a FREE hotel reservations service, which is a big hit with travelers from around the world. I've used it myself many times.
The Jesuits' Bridge and Princess Isabel's home in Santa Cruz (shown here in an older photograph) are being restored as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of D. João and the Portuguese court in Brazil. We're planning on seeing a lot of the exhibitions and taking a lot of pictures around town. Among the institutions founded by the Portuguese king are the magnificent Biblioteca Nacional and that favorite of ours, Rio's Botanical Garden.
I was so lucky that the World Cup 2002 final game coincided with my birthday...the best party of my life! Of course, no one wishes to remember the 2006 edition...now on to 2010!
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