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Petropolis as a base to see Rio

ithaca, New York
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Petropolis as a base to see Rio

Petropolis is said to be an hour outside of Rio. Is it possible to use Petropolis as a base for day trips to Rio? Is it easy to arrange such trips by private car? (We have been in Rio before but prefer smaller venues).

Vatican City, Italy
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11. Re: Petropolis as a base to see Rio

Personally, I'm hoping that she and my mother-in-law will simply move. My wife and I hate the trip to Alcântara and I can't say I'm overly fond of the locale. The charms of Madureira are relatively few but at least it's quicker to get there and back.

Sayulita, Mexico
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12. Re: Petropolis as a base to see Rio

Of course Gusdali,if someone wants to be close to the AirPort,Bananal motels like mar à vista,Flexeiras,and there is a luxury hotel on the same street for 130 reais.Freguesia by night,you have the area Cinderella with the restaurante nordestino,various pizza places and places serving grilled chicken with brazilians sides.Only shocking in the area is the redlight house with fine girls with miniskirts,a favela nearby and there is no english.

13. Re: Petropolis as a base to see Rio

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