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The biggest Carnival to date?

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With 2014 marking the first of two very important years for Brazil, BBC Travel went behind the scenes with some of the city’s largest and most popular samba schools.


Rio’s beach culture, posto by posto

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With an influx of travellers heading to Brazil for both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, this breakdown will teach you how to navigate the shore like the locals do.
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Brazil's abseiling rubbish collectors

As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a big clean up is underway. But removing the rubbish from the hillsides of the favelas is not an easy task.
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Easy breaks from Rio de Janeiro

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Despite attracting more tourists than any other South American city, stunning Brazilian scenery can be found within three hours of Rio’s crowded beaches and skyscrapers.
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Going local: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Find out what Cariocas get up to in the city of sand and samba as Rafael Estefania hunts down the best city views, searches for exotic fruit and tries his hand at beach volleyball.


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Living in... Rio de Janeiro

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From the streets during February’s Carnival to afternoons on Copacabana Beach, life in this Brazilian city is infused with the sounds of samba and the search for the good life.
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