Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

Rio Art Museum (MAR) Celebrates First Year: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art (MAR) is celebrating its on year anniversary with an exhibition named “Encontro de Mundos” or “Meeting of the Worlds,” which celebrates the rich and diverse art and history of the famous city of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition […]

Cirque Du Soleil is Back in Rio December 26: Daily

Cirque Du Soleil is Back in Rio December 26: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is gearing up for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience when the world famous Cirque du Soleil opens its doors in the city again on December 26th, 2013 at the Grand Chapiteau Marina in Glória. The name of the current […]

Urca: A Peaceful Retreat from City Life in Rio

Urca: A Peaceful Retreat from City Life in Rio

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nestled to the east of Botafogo, Urca may not seem the center of all the action like Ipanema or Leblon, but that is exactly what makes it so charming. Its secluded, small-town feel, paired with a close proximity to the Centro, makes Urca seem […]

Rio’s Waters Continue to Face Pollution Issues

Rio’s Waters Continue to Face Pollution Issues

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the government’s Sena Limpa programs continue to combat pollution in Rio’s Atlantic and Guanabara Bay waters, with a second phase recently announced in October, many of the waters off of Rio’s long stretches of shoreline are still deemed unsuitable for swimming due to […]

Rio by Sea, Touring Guanabara Bay

Rio by Sea, Touring Guanabara Bay

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When the Portuguese first encountered the deep inlet of the Guanabara Bay on January 1, 1502, they thought it was the mouth of a river – hence the name Rio de Janeiro (January River). Since then the city grew up around the tropical shores and […]

Oscar Niemeyer Works in Rio de Janeiro

Oscar Niemeyer Works in Rio de Janeiro

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The architectural community lost one of its greatest luminaries December 5th with the death of Oscar Niemeyer, whose famous building designs are known the world over. Eschewing conventional straight edges and block structures in favor of flowing curves, Niemeyer’s work combined Brazilian flair with modernist […]

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, MAC

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, MAC

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – Completed in 1996, the Oscar Niemeyer designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, or MAC) overlooking the Guanabara Bay in the neighborhood of Boa Viagem, serves not only as a visual landmark but also as a thriving art and cultural center […]

Rio Awarded World Heritage Site: Daily

Rio Awarded World Heritage Site: Daily

By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, the Cidade Maravilhosa has become even more marvelous in the eyes of the world. In the first decision of its kind, Rio de Janeiro’s breathtaking natural landscapes were awarded the UNESCO World Heritage title during UNESCO’s 36th World Heritage Committee Session held in […]

Exploring Rio’s Marina da Glória

Exploring Rio’s Marina da Glória

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most travelers in Rio, an idle dip in the waters along the sweeping sandy beaches of Zona Sul (South Zone) is enough ocean to make the trip, and a few more might find their way on a surfboard. For those looking to get into […]

Sevan Drilling Celebrate Arrival of New Rig

Sevan Drilling Celebrate Arrival of New Rig

By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sevan Drilling, the Norwegian drilling contractor, celebrated the arrival of a new platform Monday which will increase the company’s presence in Brazil’s offshore industry. At an event held aboard the yacht Pink Fleet, Sevan Drilling visited the new rig currently docked in Guanabara Bay, by the […]