By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ipanema could certainly be considered Rio’s favorite neighborhood, with famous beaches, mountain views, chic shopping and popular bars and restaurants. As many consider it more stylish than Copacabana and more happening than Leblon, Ipanema attracts the young and the active to its bustling streets and stunning beaches.

Considered a world-class beach, Ipanema beach is marked by postos (posts) that point to different personalities along each stretch of beach . . .

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