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Rio de Janeiro Vacations, Tourism and Travel

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Tropa de Elite, and the Bope

One of the most frightening sights to see in Rio is a van or helicopter belonging to the 'Bope' - the elite police force who are trained to kill, and label themselves as 'urban assasins'. The Bope vehicles are black, and emblazoned with a skull crossed with two guns, and a knife stuck into the top. Talk about building community relations! The main duty of the Bope is to go into the favelas and 'take out' drug lords, and the troop has come under massive scrutiny recently with the release of the film Tropa de Elite (elite troup). It is perhaps a little ironic that virtually every Brazilian citizen managed to see this film illegally months before it made it to cinema screens, and the film... [more ]


While the very bottom end of Rio's social spectrum is seemingly being left to... [more ]

Prices in Rio

Brazil may not be a first world country, but for many everyday items prices... [more ]

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Rio de Janeiro - Top Locations

Top Rated Hotels

1. Hotel Gloria 4.0 stars
2. Windsor Guanabara 3.0 stars
3. Copacabana Palace Hotel 5.0 stars
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Top Rated Attractions

1. Santa Teresa 4.0 stars
2. Sugarloaf Mountain 5.0 stars
3. Ipanema Beach - Rio de Janeiro 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Restaurants

1. Cipriani 4.0 stars
2. Porcao Rio's 4.0 stars
3. Confeitaria Colombo 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Hostels

1. Wave Hostel 4.0 stars
2. Green Hostel 4.0 stars
3. Rua Barao de Torre 4.0 stars
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Top Rated Bars

1. Vinicius 4.0 stars
2. Carolice 5.0 stars
3. Armazam de Thiago 5.0 stars
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Top Rated Clubs

1. Casa de Matriz 5.0 stars
2. Favela Hype 5.0 stars
3. Plataforma 5.0 stars
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