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June 09, 2003

What to do in Rio?

I am fortunate to have to travel to Rio de Janeiro next week and stay there for 5-6 days. I am interested in getting some suggestions about what to do while in Rio, and whether there are any particular good books on Rio I should pick up before going there . I speak the language somewhat (I lived 3 years in Portugal), so hopefully that will help to unlock a bit more than the obvious tourist attractions.

Posted by Werner Vogels at June 9, 2003 12:27 PM


If you like (or want to know) brazilian music, here is a nice guide.

Posted by: Paulo Eduardo Neves on June 12, 2003 12:01 AM

Paulo, thanks a lot for a pointer to a wonderful site! I am sure to visit some of these places.

Posted by: Werner Vogels on June 12, 2003 06:20 PM

On the odd chance that you're into skateboarding, swing by the skatepark out at the end of Ipanema.

You'll never find a more spectacular location, especially if you manage to catch sunset out there.

Link to photos with other Rio tourist info

Posted by: Chris on June 14, 2003 02:30 PM