For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

Charming large duplex penthouse apartment in best point of Ipanema with incredibly practical layout for urban living in a small cute building on Rua Barão da Torre a half block from the metro and every possible amenity, yet quiet and cool. The apartment is just over 75m2 per floor for a total of 156m2 with […]

Marathon Swimming and Sailing Olympic Test Events Come to End

Marathon Swimming and Sailing Olympic Test Events Come to End

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under blazing winter sunshine and in temperatures of up to 34 degrees athletes took to the waters off Rio de Janeiro this weekend, August 22nd and 23rd, to compete in the Aquece Rio Marathon Swimming and Sailing test events. Both events passed off successfully, […]

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Tucked away between popular neighborhoods of Urca and Copacabana in Zone Sul (South Zone), Leme is a quieter residential area in Rio that is often overlooked. With its beautiful suburban streets, attractive mom and pop restaurants, and easy distance to other parts of the city, the […]

Olympic Road Cycling Test Event in Rio Deemed a Success

Olympic Road Cycling Test Event in Rio Deemed a Success

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One year before the 2016 Olympic Games hit Rio de Janeiro, the city hosts a series of test events to evaluate facilities, locations and to test-run the organization of the biggest sporting event in the world. This weekend, cyclists raced the roads from Copacabana […]

Copacabana: Rio’s Bustling Middle Class Neighborhood

Copacabana: Rio’s Bustling Middle Class Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The neighborhood of Copacabana located in the popular Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio is well known around the world for its beautiful beaches. However, the area, which stretches from Leme to the edge of Ipanema at Copacabana Fort, offers much more than its bikini-laden […]

Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

Series of Olympic Test Events to Start This Weekend in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost exactly one year to go until the 2016 Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016, several disciplines begin to hold test events in the city to check out the sporting venues. The series of events starts this weekend […]

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

Controversy Over Olympic Waters Continues in Rio With New Data

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The controversy over the pollution of the sea and lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, which host several water sports competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games, continues with new data collected by Associated Press. The samples taken in the new test show heavy pollution of […]

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

Rio MIS Museum in Copacabana Seventy Percent Complete

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a government report the long awaited Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) that will face Copacabana Beach has reached seventy percent completion. The plan to relocate the museum was first conceived over seven years ago after Brazil was named as the 2014 World […]

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The favela communities of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho have restored a hiking trail along their hills in order to boost ecotourism in the communities. The peak of the trail lies on 200 meters and offers a great view over the city including Ipanema and Copacabana […]

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio de Janeiro around 15,000 people protested against the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the recent money laundering scandal on Copacabana beach. The peaceful protest took up both lanes of the beach road Avenida Atlântica and was later in the day continued in […]

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