Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro  | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  |  During the course of my city tour yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, we made a stop at one of the two iconic Carioca attractions. One, the Corcovado Christ Redeemer, and then, the Sugar Loaf “Pão de Açúcar”. Located at the mouth of the Guanabara Bay, same that the first portuguese  settlers the 1st of January 1502. From there the name Rio de Janeiro, Rio (River) and Janeiro (January). When sailing across the Guanabara Bay, they though they were on the mouth of a river, and this happened in the month of January. The name Sugar Loaf, is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. Continue reading Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro

Carlos Melia Interview for Travel Agent Magazine

Carlos Melia at Travel Agent Magazine |  New York City, United States |  This is an sneak-peek Video Q&A with Joseph Pike – Senior Editor at Travel Agent Magazine, of my full extense interview on “Gay Travel” to come out and be featured on the April printed issue of Travel Agent Magazine in the United States.

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