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 […]

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portuguese for Foreigners language school, Caminhos Language Centre, not only follows a communicative approach when teaching Portuguese to their students at their school in Ipanema, but also includes numerous extra activities and interaction opportunities to aid learning in and outside the classroom, giving their students […]

Rio de Janeiro’s New Metro Line 4 Reported as On Track

Rio de Janeiro’s New Metro Line 4 Reported as On Track

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The progress of the new Metro Line 4 in Rio de Janeiro was confirmed to meet its June 2016 deadline by authorities on Tuesday, May 12th. The Metro Line will connect both Gávea and Ipanema in Zona Sul (South Zone) via São Conrado with Barra […]

Rio Metro Stations Will Receive 800 Bike Spaces

Rio Metro Stations Will Receive 800 Bike Spaces

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio is set to receive 800 spaces for bikes alongside a number of its metro stations. The Department of Transport, working with the Rio State Bike Program, in partnership with the City Department of Environment and the MetrôRio dealership, have begun the […]

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ipanema could certainly be considered Rio’s favorite neighborhood, with famous beaches, mountain views, chic shopping and popular bars and restaurants. As many consider it more stylish than Copacabana and more happening than Leblon, Ipanema attracts the young and the active to its bustling streets and […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee have extended the registration period for Brazil residents wishing to enter in the draw for Olympic and Paralympic events tickets, until Wednesday May 6th. The registration process, which started on April 1st, was set to end on Thursday April […]

Working Together; Shared Office Space Trend Grows in Rio

Working Together; Shared Office Space Trend Grows in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Co-working, when a group of people comes together to share office space, overheads and ideas, is gaining traction in Brazil. Recent figures by Ekonomio, a Brazilian blog on creative and collaborative industries, showed that there are 238 active co-working spaces in the country, with 56 […]

For Rent: Duplex in Townhouse, One Block from Post 9, Ipanema

For Rent: Duplex in Townhouse, One Block from Post 9, Ipanema

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Artist Marcelo Ment’s “Coragem” Exhibition Opens in Rio

Artist Marcelo Ment’s  “Coragem” Exhibition Opens in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The opening ceremony for “Coragem” (Courage), a new exhibition of works by Rio de Janeiro urban artist and graphic designer Marcelo Ment, will take place tonight at Galeria Homegrown in Ipanema from 6PM to 10PM. Following the opening, the works will remain on display […]

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the market is currently cooling down and rents are mostly increasing below inflation, real estate in Rio de Janeiro is quite expensive. Yet, a budget of R$5,000 (before condo fees and taxes) can already get you two to three bedrooms in the city’s […]

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