Rio de Janeiro City Sight MG_9147

Like many places, Rio does not escape the turbulent brouhaha created by overpopulated urban cityscapes.  Traffic is heavy everywhere with a steady flow and the favelas as seen in the background are very congested.

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Some art graffiti on a wall.

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A favela in the background next to an affluent area is a common sight.

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View of City of Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain MG_9058

In Rio, one takes pleasure to discover all of the delights of this magnificent city.  A glass cable car ride takes the visitor to the top of this iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, a symbol of the city.  View from the top provides this stunning panorama of the city.

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Pão de Açúcar – View from the Road, Rio MG_8993

Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar  is a peak situated in Rio, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay.  Rising 396 m (1,299 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is known worldwide for its cableway and panoramic views of the city.

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Escadaria Selarón, Rio MG_8908

Escadaria Selarón, also known as the ‘Selaron Steps’, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”.  A sad story for this artist: after living many years in the vicinity and spending his time coloring the steps, he was found dead on the steps , his body with burn marks.  Color red is ubiquitous in this area and after leaving this street, one sees everything …red.

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Colorful Building Façades, Rio MG_8900

Colonial architecture is more prevalent in this area of Rio, called Lapa.  The neighborhood of Lapa, known as the cradle of bohemian Rio is also famous for its architecture, starting with the Arcos – known as the Arcos da Lapa, constructed to act as conduit in the days of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal for the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa.

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Costa Maya Village Pano, Mexico-MG_5325

Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico the only state bounded by theCaribbean Sea to its east.  The first western Caribbean port  designed exclusively for the cruise ship industry.  The nearest village from the port is called Mahahual about 2 miles away has soft sand beaches and beautiful and warm blue water.

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Roatán is an island in the Caribbean, about 65 kilometres off the northern coast of Honduras. It is located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, and is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras.  Here walking on the main road of the island leading to the town center on paved road and very colorful houses.

Roatan is one of the many ports visited by the Cruise ships on their Panama Canal itinerary.

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