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Browse Street Markets in Rio de Janeiro

Travel to the colorful, cheerful and vibrant capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and immerse yourself in the carioca culture for a few days. Let yourself be drawn into the swirl of activity and the dynamic way of life that characterizes this beautiful city. To get the best impression of what life really is like in Rio on your Brazil tours, strolling down the streets, people watching, and browsing the myriad street markets are excellent activities.

Brazil boasts one of the most varied productions of fruits and vegetables in the world. Walk through the stalls of the many markets, and admire the displays of colors and appetizing fruits. There are an unbelievable number of choices, and you might want to try everything. Well you can! People say fruits are good for you, so why don't you expand your culinary horizons and try some of the more exotic ones that you probably have never seen before. Don't be put off by the sometimes worn appearance of some of the fruits, that's just the way they look. And you might be surprised by how good they are.
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Markets take place all week long and almost everywhere in the city. They usually kick off early in the morning, but prices will go down as the day passes, so stop by around 10 or 11am to get the best deals. Here are a few ideas of what fruits you might want to try. Brazil bananas, whether big or tiny, taste absolutely amazing so even if it's not the most exotic fruit, you should buy a few. They make for a perfect filling snack. Admire the variety of oranges and limes on display. Other fruits that you will encounter include fruta do conde, carambolas, jaboticabas, passionfruit, acerola and cashews, papayas of different sizes, and mangoes of all types.

Make sure to stop by stalls selling all kinds of herbs, as the aromas are just exhilarating. There is also a wide choice of peppers of all sorts. The bravest will try the malagueta, an extremely hot Brazilian pepper. And if you want to add a little touch of color to your hotel room, don't leave without a huge bouquet of beautiful flowers.