Eating Organic in Ipanema, Rio’s Health Hub

Eating Organic in Ipanema, Rio’s Health Hub

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Home to Rio’s hippy movement in the seventies, and known for it’s “Tall and tan and young and lovely” residents, the Ipanema crowd care about what they eat for environmental and health reasons. As a result, a strong and vibrant restaurant scene focused on using […]

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local Beerhouse, Bier en Cultuur, will be celebrating three award-winning beers this Saturday (July 12th) with a selection of chopps (draft beers) and traditional Argentinian pies at its premises in Ipanema during special event, Confraria Bier en Cultuur. Bier en Cultuur originated from a passion […]

Rio Offers New Tourist Help Points in Zona Sul

Rio Offers New Tourist Help Points in Zona Sul

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In light of the World Cup, the government of Rio has prepared for the arrival of thousands of tourists with new tourist information help points dotted around Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio. As well as new tourist help points, old ones have been updated […]

USA World Cup Match Viewing Party Tonight in Rio: Daily

USA World Cup Match Viewing Party Tonight in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At 7PM tonight, June 16th, the USA will take on Ghana for their first group game of the 2014 World Cup and the match will be broadcast live at the Gringo Café in Ipanema as part of the Rio World Cup MixUp events. Tonight’s […]

Brazilian World Cup Fashion Accessories

Brazilian World Cup Fashion Accessories

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Fans will be getting into the spirit for the World Cup, and rooting on the Brazilian Selecão team with the essential World Cup gear from head to toe. From t-shirts to flip-flops to colorful wigs and hats, face paint and even nails, the cheerful spirit […]

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro 2014

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro 2014

By Patrick Eccles-Williams, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the course of the last ten years, property prices in the Cidade Maravilhosa have increased at a flash-fire rate, however in 2014, with the exception of short-term rentals during the World Cup, prices have stagnated somewhat. Continuing with our series on rental prices in […]

Rio Burger Fest Runs Through May 31st: Daily

Rio Burger Fest Runs Through May 31st: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The first edition of Rio Burger Fest began on May 23rd and will continue through next Sunday, May 31st. The culinary festival and restaurant tour features more than fifteen establishments in the city offering specially prepared hamburgers. The Burger Fest originated in São Paulo four […]

Rio Hotels Host Three World Cup Squads: Daily

Rio Hotels Host Three World Cup Squads: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Several hotels in Rio de Janeiro are preparing to welcome the teams, staff and families of the England, Holland and Italy football (soccer) teams for the coming World Cup. O Globo reports the squads will be staying at the Caesar Park in Ipanema, the Royal […]

Rio Construction of Metro Line 4 Suspended

Rio Construction of Metro Line 4 Suspended

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — It was decided in the late afternoon on Sunday, May 11th that the Metro subway construction of Linha 4 (Line 4) will be suspended in Ipanema until the cause of the opening of crater on Rua Barao da Torre is identified. Municipal Secretary of Civil […]

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