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 Find out about some of the places the Olympic Flame will pass through before the official opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games. Before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on 5 August, the Olympic Torch will visit 335 cities in all the regions of Brazil. The trip started on 21 April, in Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic Games), in Greece. The Torch Relay began in Brazil on 3 May, in Brasília, the country’s capital, and will make an epic journey across the Central-West, Southeast, Northeast, Northern and Southern regions of the…

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When we talk about beaches, the first places that spring to mind are the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the state’s north-eastern coast. However, half of Brazil’s landmass borders the ocean, with many beaches that are not so well known and characterised by natural beauty and breath-taking scenery. Although São Paulo city is famous for its concrete capital, the state is home to some wonderful beaches. Here is our guide to the top 5, which you have to visit. Domingas Dias – Ubatuba Access to the beach is via the BR-101 highway, after which a 300-metre trail leads…

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