By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When the Portuguese first encountered the deep inlet of the Guanabara Bay on January 1, 1502, they thought it was the mouth of a river - hence the name Rio de Janeiro (January River). Since then the city grew up around the tropical shores and has spread inland, but exploring Rio by sea remains a great way to experience the area.

The Marina da Glória serves as home to many docked boats . . .

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