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Avid Globetrotter: 24 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

Avid Globetrotter: 24 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a city punctuated by warm weather, calming coastlines, majestic monuments and a wonderful citizenry. This famous destination should be explored by every person. If you only have 24 hours in the city, you are greatly disadvantaged; there is too much to see! Having said this, you can try to savor the top attractions and this article gives you some tips in this regard.

You have to start with a hearty Brazilian breakfast. To this end, heading to a padaris near you is the way to go; they are all over. These are eateries that serve baked goods together with sumptuous fruit varieties. Bread and fruits almost always form part of breakfast here and in the menu, you will find mango, guavas, papaya and all manner of bread varieties. To top the meals, cheese and ham are added to your delight. Down the delicious breakfast with a fresh invigorating cup of coffee. You will discover why Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of coffee in the world.

You cannot visit Rio de Janeiro without witnessing Christ the Redeemer icon. This art deco statue is the largest in the world and is the famous face of Rio. The Cog Train will take you to the iconic statue on Corcovado mountain. After exploring this marvel, take a break and head to lunch. There are cheap lunch spots in the city that are self-service. They are not only cheerful but give you excellent options of mouthwatering delicacies. You can enjoy smoothies, sandwiches, salads and meat buffets. If you want a beach location for your luncheon, there are many other options at famous beach areas.

You have not fully experienced the spirit of Rio if you have not visited the Sambadrome. This is where you enjoy a showcase of samba expressing the vigor of the city. Music and dance are on the menu and Rio Carnaval unleashes all the spectacle to your delight. Do not miss the world-famous Rio nightlife. Explosive parties in various spots will have you mesmerized. You want to head to Lapa District for the best parties. You can choose different pubs and night clubs as desired. As you dance the night away, sip on the famous Rio cocktail. As you enjoy yourself, sample offerings like Brahma and Skol. These are the most popular local beers. Rio is always fun and your 24 hours here will leave you yearning for more.

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