The British newspaper The Guardian polled its readers about their travel preferences, and got 19,248 responses. Their favourite tourist attraction in the world? Iguazu Falls, better known in Brazil as the Cataratas do Iguaçu.
Here are the top five in The Guardian's ranking:
1. Cataratas do Iguaçu
2. Templo Angkor
3. Machu Picchu
4. Grand Canyon National Park
5. Great Barrier Reef
Oh, and also this week, The New York Times ran a Q&A answering readers' queries about Rio and Paraty. The paper recommends the Bar do Copa at the Copacabana Palace hotel and the restaurant Roberta Sudbrack, among other places. Here, the link.