January 9th, 2011
Rio De Janeiro is another destination that's been on the lips of travel experts as they look toward 2011. Rio is set to host the 2014 World Cup and the Summer Olympics in 2016, and Frommer's claims that the city has already started putting on the ritz: "Although hardly a secret destination, Rio de Janeiro is shedding its image as a sun, sea and samba town and going for glamour and sophistication."
Meanwhile, AOL named Rio as one of its "Best Beach Destinations of 2011," saying "if the impending World Cup and Olympic excitement are any clue, Rio is set to take the world by storm." AOL recommends that you duck the crowds at Copacabana and head to quieter, more upscale Leblon instead.
No matter how you're planning to spend your time in Rio, you'll need a Brazilian visa. Even as Rio pr
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