Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events End, Preparations Race Forward

Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events End, Preparations Race Forward

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week the 2016 Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro passed a couple of major milestones; the conclusion of over 44 test events around the city, and the opening of South Pier in Terminal 2 at Galeão/Tom Jobim International Airport, an area of 100,000 square […]

For Rent: 1BR/1Bath, Copacabana, R$1,000/Night for Olympics

For Rent: 1BR/1Bath, Copacabana, R$1,000/Night for Olympics

Apartment 1 bed/1 bath available for the olympic 2016 Located at posto 2 Copacabana Lateral view of the Copacabana beach Apartment with full bed, pull out couch,cable tv A/c,fan, wifi, 24 hrs security building Elevator building Close to the subway station, Supermarkets, pharmacies and restaurants Available for short term For the olympic time R$1,000 reais […]

For Sale: 1 BR, Leme/Copacabana, R$530,000

For Sale: 1 BR, Leme/Copacabana, R$530,000

APARTMENT IN COPACABANA LEME For sale R$ 530,000 around USD$145,000 Excelent investment !!!! Located at Leme, Copacabana 1 bed/1 bath Bedroom with closet 24 hours security building 6 apartments per floor Furnished with A/C ( sell as is) Condo’s fee: R$360 (Reais) per month Total area: 30 m2 Price: R$530.000,00 (Reais) We have apartments available […]

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with vendors selling a mix of snacks and drinks, and the adjacent streets filled with a variety of eateries to sustain every kind of craving. With so many options it is possible to spend sunrise […]

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From sunrise to dark, the beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with people exercising and playing sport. Runners, cyclists and skateboarders occupy the adjacent cycle paths; team ball and racket sports dominate the sands; and surfers and swimmers fill the sea. “One […]

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The five main beaches of Rio de Janeiro that line Zona Sul (South Zone) are primarily defined by neighborhoods, in order from east to west, Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. By far the largest is Copacabana, and Ipanema is the more famous and desirable […]

Rio Sees Praça General Osório in Ipanema Being Revitalized

Rio Sees Praça General Osório in Ipanema Being Revitalized

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the east end of Ipanema, bordering Arpoador and Copacabana, lies Praça General Osório, an unofficial entry point to the neighborhood. As the area is a transport hub bordered by busy streets, it has been known more as a thoroughfare than a destination, but […]

Exploring Rio’s Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira Communities

Exploring Rio’s Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira Communities

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The two favela neighborhoods of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira occupy a privileged position along Copacabana’s coastline. Nestling at the top of the steep sides of the Morro da Babilônia (Babylon Hill), the communities look down over Leme at the north end of Copacabana beach, […]

Improvements to the Copacabana Corcovado Ticket Booth

Improvements to the Copacabana Corcovado Ticket Booth

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Visitors to Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer will now benefit from an improved ticket station in Copacabana. The renovated ticket booth is in the same location as the previous one, in Praça do Lido, however there is now a new climate-controlled waiting room […]

Heavy New Year’s Eve Traffic Expected Across Brazil

Heavy New Year’s Eve Traffic Expected Across Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Airports and bus terminals in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are expected to be busy at this end of year as travelers hurry to get to their destinations and say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. According to officials, more than 1.2 […]

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