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Destination Guides travels to the south-east coast of Brazil, where exports in sugar cane, gold and coffee once made Rio de Janeiro one of the greatest cities of the colonial era. Nowadays, however, the capital city of Brazil and the carnival capital of the world is most renowned as the home of samba & soccer. A tourist train takes us to the top of Corcovado, the 2,200 foot mountain at the top of which is the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer is the most enduring picture-postcard image of Rio as it towers over the entire city. The favellas of Rio are well off the usual tourist trail and many visitors don't venture into these shanty towns to find out how a third of the population lives. On our 6th day in Rio, we flag down a bus along the coastal highway 101 to Parati. The colonial town used to be renowned for its coffee though nowadays its better known for cacha a, an alcoholic beverage made from sugar cane, and we witness its creation. Back in Rio the carnival celebrations are heating up and revellers are preparing for the week of festivities which signify the beginning of lent. At the Caprichosos de Pilares samba school they've been creating songs and costumes all year round in preparation of the big day and now rehearsals are at a fever pitch. On the big day of the carnival all the samba schools are in fierce competition. Sixty minutes of solid samba and it's all over, an amazing, electric experience!
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