photo by Clay Shonkwiler

A list of the best places to steal a kiss would just be incomplete without Rio on it. Refreshing and stimulating, Rio is one of the most spectacular metropolis of the world. With the alluring sound of the samba beating at every corner, sun lovers taking over the beaches, tall and tanned young ladies dancing on the streets, you will want to grab someone and steal a kiss.

Make the most of your vacation and get to meet the friendly 'cariocas' (persons born in Rio). Visit the famous Copacabana beach stretching from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six) and walk hand in hand on the Copacabana Promenade.

Rio is the city where with every 'hello', you'll get a kiss on each cheek.

The city of samba (Cidade do Samba) is the latest tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro, occupying an area of 114.000 square meters, built in the port district by the City Hall, at Rua Rivadávia Corrêa 60, Gamboa, a district neighboring downtown. There is a reason for this choice of location for the thematic city, since it is here, considered to be the "Sacred Ground", where samba was born.

Christ Redeemer, the symbol of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It stands 38 meters high, and had its corner stone set in 1922 and its opening on October 12, 1931. The Christ is the image of the carioca people faith and sympathy and celebrated, in 2008, 77 years of existence. Since May 2000, when it received new lighting, the monument and its accesses have been impoved. The high point was the opening of the mechanized access in 2002, with panoramic elevators and escalators. Thus, there is no longer the need to climb 220 steps of stairs that lead to the statue's feet.

Ipanema is a famous meeting point in Rio de Janeiro. This sophisticated district offers a lively night life scene with a blend of beach, bars and boutiques. Thanks to its multi-faceted lifestyle, Ipanema truly reflects the Carioca spirit of the people of Rio, welcoming visitors eager to join in the fun.

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