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Brazil: sights to see

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The expensive Ipanema neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro became famous in 1962 with the bossa nova tune by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes called 'Girl from Ipanema.' Ipanema Beach is known as an elegant and social place, and was named by the Travel Channel as the world's sexiest beach.

PHOTO: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Newscom/File

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