For Rent: Coral Penthouse in Copacabana with Enormous Garden Terraces

For Rent: Coral Penthouse in Copacabana with Enormous Garden Terraces

Earn Large Commissions for ‘Vacation Rental’ Referrals! With over 50 5-STAR reviews at HomeAway and Airbnb, my spectacular and iconic “Coral Penthouse” in Copacabana is the perfect “home” for your friends, family or colleagues visiting Rio de Janeiro. Earn a 10% commission (or discount) when your referral becomes a reservation! You can easily receive R$1.000 […]

Metro Line 4 in Rio Will Open to Public on September 19th

Metro Line 4 in Rio Will Open to Public on September 19th

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting on Monday, September 19th, the day after the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the long awaited Metro Line 4, will open to the public. After almost twenty years in the making, the public will be able to ride the new metro […]

Sk8 Hi-Art Exhibition Opens in Ipanema September 1st

Sk8 Hi-Art Exhibition Opens in Ipanema September 1st

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Sk8-Hi Art” exhibition will open on Thursday, September 1st and continue through Saturday, September 24th in the Galeria Homegrown Ipanema. Presented by American shoe manufacturing company Vans, the mixed media exhibition will feature works by graphic designer Flavio Sponton that pay homage to […]

Rio Hotel Occupancy for Paralympics Less Than 50%

Rio Hotel Occupancy for Paralympics Less Than 50%

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, August 29th, the Brazilian Association of the Rio de Janeiro Hotels Industry (ABIH-RJ) released the results of its latest survey showing that for the upcoming 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, the occupancy rate of Rio de Janeiro hotels stands at a tepid 49 percent. […]

For Rent: 3BR with Balcony, Ipanema, €$3,000/Month (Euros)

For Rent: 3BR with Balcony, Ipanema, €$3,000/Month (Euros)

We are a swiss family living in Rio and we would like to rent our 150 m2 wide apartment in Ipanema, a nice neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, in a quiet street. The building has one apartment per floor. It’s location is near by the new metro station (line 4) and about 200m from the […]

Robbery of U.S. Swimmers Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Olympic Security

Robbery of U.S. Swimmers Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Olympic Security

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Media reports of the robbery of four U.S. Olympians during the early hours of Sunday morning were confirmed by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Sunday afternoon. The four athletes were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, while going back to the Olympic Village […]

New Sightseeing Bus Tour Launches in Rio

New Sightseeing Bus Tour Launches in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning Monday, August 15th four new buses offering sightseeing tours will begin to make their way around the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Run by Rio Ônibus in partnership with Riotur, the four buses of the ‘Sightseeing Rio’ tours will each offer a panoramic […]

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Opens, Connecting Ipanema and Barra

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Opens, Connecting Ipanema and Barra

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 30th, Interim President Michel Temer, along with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, and other government and Olympic officials inaugurated the long-anticipated, and long-delayed, Metro Line 4 subway, which will connect Ipanema and Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) to Barra da Tijuca. The new […]

“The Art of Mixing” Exhibition Opens at Homegrown Ipanema

“The Art of Mixing” Exhibition Opens at Homegrown Ipanema

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Combining the visual styles of Japan and Brazil, “The Art of Mixing” exhibition will open in Galeria Homegrown Ipanema on August 4th and remain on display through August 31st. The exhibition celebrates the global launch of the Japanese sports brand, Onitsuka Tiger’s “The Art […]

Tips for Touring Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics

Tips for Touring Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In exactly one week, all eyes will be on the 10,000 athletes from around the world as they run, jump, throw, swim and cycle their way to Olympic glory in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Yet, for the million-plus visitors coming to the Cidade Maravilhosa […]

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