Rio Writer MixUp: Blogger Edition is Tonight: Daily

Rio Writer MixUp: Blogger Edition is Tonight: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Tonight, The Rio Times is hosting the next edition of the Rio Writer MixUp events, this time focused on blogging, at the Gringo Café in Ipanema from 7-11PM. Featured bloggers and special co-hosts for tonight’s event will be Julia Michaels of Rio Real Blog, Tom […]

What R$10,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro 2014

What R$10,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro 2014

By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Property prices in Rio have increased in leaps and bounds over the last five years, but figures in 2014 seem to be leveling off, and while Rio remains one of the most expensive cities in the world to buy or rent property, prices have stabilized […]

For Rent: 2.5 BR, Ipanema

For Rent: 2.5 BR, Ipanema

3 bedroom 2 bathroom IPANEMA apartment location on Rua Barão da Torre in Tazziano building available for the World Cup + August and September 2014! Apartment features include: * 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms * Partial ocean views * Master bedroom features a private bathroom * Quiet located on the 12th floor * Kids playground in […]

Rio Writer MixUp: Bloggers’ Edition on April 24th: Daily

Rio Writer MixUp: Bloggers’ Edition on April 24th: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Rio Times will be hosting the next edition of the Rio Writer MixUp events, this one focused on blogging, at the Gringo Café in Ipanema on Thursday, April 24th from 7-11PM. Special co-Hosts for this event will be Julia Michaels of Rio Real Blog, […]

For Sale: 5BR, R$1.89MM, Ipanema

For Sale: 5BR, R$1.89MM, 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 […]

Ipanema and Leblon Feeling Effects of Line 4 Construction

Ipanema and Leblon Feeling Effects of Line 4 Construction

By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction of the long awaited Metro Line 4 through connecting Zona Sul (South Zone) to Barra da Tijuca has been making steady progress this year with its completion in time for the Olympic Games looking like an attainable deadline. However frustration with traffic disruption, […]

Marcio SWK Exhibition at Homegrown Gallery in Ipanema

Marcio SWK Exhibition at Homegrown Gallery in Ipanema

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For his first solo exhibit in Rio’s Galeria Homegrown (Homegrown Gallery), Brazilian graffiti artist Marcio SWK will present a collection of his paintings entitled, ‘Eu Vejo Letras’ (‘I See Letters’). Opening on Thursday, March 20th in the gallery space located in Ipanema, the exhibited […]

Blocos Begin to Fill Rio’s Streets: Daily

Blocos Begin to Fill Rio’s Streets: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of partygoers paraded throughout Rio de Janeiro yesterday filling the city with music, colorful costumes and revelry as they joined in on the Carnaval fixture of street parties known as blocos. In Ipanema, one of the most traditional Zona Sul (South Zone) blocos, […]

Metro Works Leave 600 Without Phone: Daily

Metro Works Leave 600 Without Phone: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian network provider Oi has been left facing a customer backlash after construction work on the metro in the Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhood of Leblon caused severe disruption to its lines of communication, leaving many of its customers incommunicado. The multinational telephone company is […]

Real Estate Market in Rio Increased By 15% in 2013

Real Estate Market in Rio Increased By 15% in 2013

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The cost of real estate in Rio de Janeiro rose by 15.2 percent in 2013, according to the FipeZap Index announced the first week in January. The rental market increased by 8.3 percent, which is lower compared to 11.4 percent recorded in 2012. This percentage […]

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