Having a cocktail among the poorest of the poor in Rio has become a popular tourist experience.
Forget flying half way across the world to lie on a beach or get drunk in a bar. This is you should travel right now.
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Home to the biggest party on earth, the annual Carnival, Rio is a city that knows how to have fun.
The world's sexiest city is going to be the centre of attention again.
The five days of over-the-top parades and raucous, alcohol-soaked street parties that make up Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival celebrations kicked off on Friday.
A world cruise used to be straightforward: get on a ship, sail around the world, then get off.
Will the World Cup host nation have more luck with tourism than it did on the pitch?
Home to the biggest party on earth, the annual Carnival, Rio is a city that knows how to have fun. The host city for the 2016 Olympics, Rio offers spectacular beauty, world-famous beaches and a diverse multicultural society. In recent years, tours of the favela (slum) areas have become increasingly popular with visitors, offering a different perspective on the city from the glamour of Copacabana.