By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those residents and tourists seeking a break from the big bustling cities of Brazil, the tranquility of bucolic Teresópolis might be the right tonic.

Located 47 miles, or 90 minutes by bus, from Rio de Janeiro, in Rio’s Serra (or mountain) range region, the city's current population is 180,000.

A Brazilian Indian tribe’s region in the 16th century, Teresópolis became a favorite visiting place for the Royal family of Brazil’s Portuguese Emperors in the 19th century.

It was subsequently named after Teresa Cristina, the wife . . .

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