Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the most popular and exciting cities in the world. This South American city has been the most frequented tourist destination for decades. The city center oozes with culture, history and heritage. Rio is the 2nd largest city in Brazil and the 3rd largest metropolis in all of South America.
When I was about 9 years old, my parents took our family on a trip to Disneyland. As a young child, going on my first family vacation that didn’t result in lodging with distant relatives, invoked a plethora of thoughts, feelings and emotions within me.