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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tucked away on the leafy corner of residential Copacabana street Rua Cinco de Julho, La Pizzateca opened in mid-February, and with a lively yet intimate atmosphere, the new restaurant focuses...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the memories of Rio's 2017 Carnival blocos (street parties) get rinsed away by some days of light rain, Riotur, the government tourism body responsible for approving licenses for blocos,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With more than one hundred blocos and over 800,000 revelers taking over the streets of Rio this past weekend, the city's sanitation department, COMLURB, was faced with the arduous task...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thursday, February 2nd marks the official day if Iemanjá, the goddess of the sea celebrated by Afrobrazilian religions including Candomblé and Umbanda. Celebrations will take place throughout the city, with...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Like a lot of places, ten days is not enough to experience all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Yet with some planning and good weather, it is...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The beaches of Rio are a draw for tourists from around the world, as the backdrop of mountain views and easy access to city convenience remains just a short walk...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Year's Eve in Brazil is accompanied by grand celebrations referred to as Réveillion (New Year’s Eve party), and beyond the fireworks and festivities are a number of popular traditions. One...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With over two million people expected to join the Ano Novo (New Year) celebrations referred to as Réveillon in Rio, it is understandable that the large crowds are not for...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite occupancy rates falling below last year for the New Year's Eve festivities in Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone), the industry is optimistic, and points to the major increase in...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Possibly the greatest New Year's Eve party on earth will be a little shorter this year, with a fireworks display reduced from 16 minutes to 12 minutes. Amidst the state's...
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