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Carnaval in Brazil: Rio and beyond

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One of the world’s largest parties, Carnaval is celebrated in practically every town and city in Brazil.
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Searching for the perfect samba beat

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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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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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Rio de Janeiro in pictures

From beautiful beaches to Christ the Redeemer, iconic images of this Brazilian city.


Bohemian Santa Teresa

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In the hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, aging 19th-century mansions and a bohemian spirit offer a very different take on Rio de Janeiro.
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Beyond the Headlines

The repercussions of rainforest reduction

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While sustainable forestry techniques could reduce rainforest deforestation by millions of acres per year, travellers can also play their part.
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