Monday, 31 March 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Leblon and Ipanema Beaches
21 Nov 2013 | From Rogério of Brazil

The postcard shows Leblon, which to Rogério's opinion is the best beach in Rio de Janeiro and one of the best in Brazil. You can always find a good spot to lay down, and the sand is very clean and soft.  

Leblon is the most affluent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neighboring Ipanema is regarded as the second most affluent area in Rio de Janeiro. It is also the name of the local beach. The neighborhood is located in the south zone of the city, between Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Morro Dois Irmãos and the Jardim de Alá channel, bordering the Gávea, Ipanema, Lagoa and Vidigal neighborhoods. It is regarded as having the most expensive price per residential square meter in Latin America

Leblon is similar to Ipanema but even more exclusive, being the home of rich and famous people. The beach is quieter and more relaxed than the hip and trendy beach of Ipanema.

About the stamp, Rogério shared that it is called "Olho de Boi", or Bull's eye. It is a replica of the first stamp ever to be produced in Brazil in 1843. There are three denominations for the stamps: 30, 60, and 90 Reis. A pack of stamps with all three denominations would amount to $770,000.00.

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