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A Cidade Maravilhosa by johonbravo A Cidade Maravilhosa by johonbravo
Rio de Janeiro is often called "A Cidade Maravilhosa" meaning Marvelous City, and it is definately the most beautiful city I have been to.

Taken from Corcovado 2300 feet in the air. The district you see is Botafogo, with Pao de Acucar (Sugar Load) jutting into the bay. Across the bay to the left you see the edge of Niteroi, Rio's twin city. The two cities are connected by a 15 kilometer bridge.

I stayed in a Hostel right by the far the far right of Botafogo Beach.

Rio, is notorious for the violent clashes between Police and drug gangs in the Favela areas. In favelas houses are built, often illegally, on hillsides, by lower income people, and often are controlled by organized crime. However during my stay I never saw any crime or drugs, and I felt just as safe as I would walking around Toronto.
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Misantropia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Cidade maravilhosa,indeed.
Awesome view.
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