Riding the Bonde in Rio de Janeiro

You’ve been shopping or dining downtown and don’t feel like hailing a taxi to your hilltop neighborhood, Santa Teresa. For a handful of coins, hop aboard the historic streetcar that has been transporting Rio residents for over a century. This little yellow tram rattles along the track like an antique roller coaster. Starting from downtown Carioca Station, hold your breath across the Arco da Lapa — a former aqueduct built in the 1700s.
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