The winners will fly from Gatwick on a Friday evening on Transbrasil, arriving in Salvador early next morning. You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel Tropical da Bahia. A short taxi ride away is the colonial Pelourinho district, where the pastel blues and yellows of the tenements are home to the world-famous Olodum band.
A couple of days later you'll fly on to Rio and the South American Copacabana hotel, a couple of blocks from the beach.
Rio - where the tropical waters of the Atlantic lap the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, and rain-forest and colossal granite mountains are the backdrop to luxury apartments and colonial elegance. Rio - a cidade maravilhosa.
Don't miss the great sights: the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city, the forest of Tijuca, and Guanabara Bay. Or just laze on the beach.
Travel restrictions apply; the return flight arrives at Gatwick at lunch time the following Friday.
To have a chance of winning this prize, answer two simple questions this week and next, and complete the minimalist tie-breaker:
1. The Brazilian national stadium is known as the:
2. Christ the Redeemer stands atop the:
(b) Sugar Loaf
(c) Table Mountain
3. The music celebrated at carnival is:
Tie breaker (in three words or fewer):
If I were to win this competition I'd fly down to Rio with ...
Answers, on a postcard please, to be sent to Rio/Indie Competition, Journey Latin America, 16 Devonshire Road, London W4 2HD. Entries close by 5 June.
In the event of a tie, a panel of judges from Transbrasil, Journey Latin America and The Independent will decide on the winner. No correspondence will be entered into. Standard Newspaper Publishing plc rules apply - copy on request. Open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, but not to employees or family of NP plc, JLA or Transbrasil. Winners will be notified by 23 June 1997.
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