By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - What if there existed a neighborhood that was: affordable, verdant, peaceful, tightly-knit, safe, pedestrian and car-friendly, accessible to the Mêtro and buses, with a waterfront and gorgeous views? A place where a wonderful quality of life need not cost a fortune? Look no further than Glória.

Glória is nestled between Flamengo, Catete, Santa Teresa and the waterfront. The main business corridor of the neighborhood runs along Rua da Glória, and during the day it bustles with residents, vendors and shoppers. The strip boasts grocery stores, snack . . .

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