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The "Cariocas"

The sun, the sea, Corcovado ,Sugar Loaf, Mulata, Copacabana, samba, Carnival, Feijoada, Favela and Funk Carioca. All this is "Rio de Janeiro". But Rio wouldn't be Rio if it wasn't for the people living there ... the Cariocas! Happy people, tanned, beautiful and friendly. They themselves pretend to be the best hosts of Brazil. It is possible that all this sympathy finds its base in the very structure of the city. The people of Rio are a mixture of people all over of Brazil and all over the world. Only in Rio you can find the rich living next to the poor and frequenting the same bars and beaches. The breathtaking views of this Marvelous City, postcards with the houses of the rich alongside the slums. It is this mixture of cultures that makes the difference in this city. Everyone is welcome and everyone is a friend ... In the southern area of the city (zona sul) , where we can find the most beautiful and known beaches, we can also find the typical and famous lifestyle of the cariocas. The Bars with tables on the sidewalks, where friends meet to have a drink or an ice cream. The beaches where they have a fresh coconut or a walk by the beach. Everybody has a story to tell and if they can they tell them all at the same time... but even then they understand what they mean....
Each has his own accent, from every corner of Brazil, or even better, every corner of the world, but everyone just falls in love with this city. That is what makes the difference here... the people .... No need to be born in Rio de Janeiro to be a Carioca ... Carioca is to be happy and enjoy the simple things in live!

Carioca, in fact, is a state of mind ...