My City, Rio de Janeiro
First of all, I want to say thanks for warmly reception from the readers.
Today I will tell you about my city and I have to confess! I have researched some data to write the words below.
Rio de Janeiro is the second major city of Brazil, behind São Paulo. The city is capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The city was the capital of Brazil for almost a century--from 1763 to 1822 while it was a Portuguese colony and from 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. It was the de facto capital of the Portuguese Empire from 1808 to 1821. Commonly known as just Rio, the city is also nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa - "The Marvelous City".
It is famous for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema,
mountain Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf) with its cable car;
the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival;
and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.
Rio also boasts the two world's largest forests inside an urban area. The first is the forest in Parque Estadual da Pedra Branca (White Stone State Park). The second, almost connected to the first, is the famous Floresta da Tijuca, or 'Tijuca Forest'.
Rio has a Tropical climate. The temperature occasionally reaches over 40°C (104°F) in inland areas of the city, and maximum temperatures above 30°C (86°F) can happen every month. In the main tourist areas (south zone, where the beaches are located), the temperature is moderated by the cool sea-breezes from the ocean.
This is Rio, with its Tropical climate, the beautiful places and happy and friendly people called “Cariocas”.
There are a lot of beautiful cities In Brazil like Vitoria at Espirito Santos the Adriana’s City and Belo Horizonte at Minas Gerais Paulos’s City. Two of readears at this blog. (Aquele abraço para vocês)
I have some nice friends at this cities, unforgettable place and people.
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