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If samba is the soul of Rio, its heart is Lapa, a rough-and-tumble district on the edge of downtown that is home to dozens of old-fashioned samba clubs and music-filled bars.
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Mini guide to Finnish Lapland, Finland

The midnight sun, the Sámi peoples, the northern lights and the wandering reindeer are all part of the magic of Finnish Lapland.
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Arizona’s top five scenic drives

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Back roads; byways; scenic highways: the state is chock full of them.
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Postcard from Edinburgh

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Scotland’s capital city can be as deluxe or as grungy as you want it to be – but rediscovering its severe beauty is the biggest thrill of all.
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The top 10 attractions in Rio de Janeiro

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Known as the cidade maravilhosa, the “marvellous city” stretches between rain-forest covered peaks and white-sand beaches, with a wild mix of architecture scattered along its buzzing tree-lined streets.
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Party with a frozen dead guy in the Rockies

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Compete in the coffin races, plunge into the polar pool, and try a round of frozen Twister at a weekend-long party that celebrates a cryogenically frozen body.
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