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Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains April 20, 2010 | Rio de Janeiro, Travel News | Read More
2010 has not been a good year for South American tourist attractions. Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer is the second attraction (after poor Machu Picchu) that has been forced to close due to heavy flooding. Record-setting rains in Rio have damaged access roads, leaving behind heavy debris and making...

No April Fools: Machu Picchu to Reopen April 1st

No April Fools: Machu Picchu to Reopen April 1st March 12, 2010 | Peru, Travel News | Read More
After nearly two months of closure following a freak flood that left tourists stranded near the ancient Incan citadel, Machu Picchu will reopen to the public on April 1. Thousands of tourists got more than they bargained for when railway tracks and roads were washed away in heavy rains that caused the...
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