August 11-18, 2007 - Brazil houses (lower house)
The lower house is distinct as having the round pool. The upper, "monkey house" is the highest house on the north side of the road.
Itacotiara is just north of Niteroi, a northern burb.
the metro area:
Rio has a fantastic harbor, listed as one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
the state of Rio di Janeiro encompasses much of the prime real estate just south of South America's nipple.
the largest country in South America, only Peru and Chile do not border Brazil.
For perspecitve, with a 9.5 hour direct flight away, Rio is further than the Norway, Germany, Italy, and Hawaii.
Rio is about as far as Fairbanks, Alaska and Dubrovnik, Croatia.