Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 Extension is Delayed

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The opening of the metro (subway) line that was promised as part of the bid to host the Rio 2016 Olympics, has been delayed quietly yesterday, on Friday, May 14th. New plans have the metro Linha 4 (Line 4) extension connecting Ipanema to Barra da […]

Atos de Fala Festival Returns to Rio May 13th through 22nd

Atos de Fala Festival Returns to Rio May 13th through 22nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The third edition of the Atos de Fala (Acts of Speech) festival will take place at Rio de Janeiro’s Oi Futuro Ipanema and the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) from May 13th through 22nd. The festival, which is known for exploring the relationships […]

Casa Mosquito Set to Host The Rio Times 7-Year Anniversary Party

Casa Mosquito Set to Host The Rio Times 7-Year Anniversary Party

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio Times 7-Year Anniversary Party will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 3PM to 10PM in Ipanema, and already has over three hundred people interested in attending. This is no doubt in part because of the amazing location at Casa Mosquito, the boutique […]

Residents and Students Tour Rio’s New Ipanema Metro Station

Residents and Students Tour Rio’s New Ipanema Metro Station

By Jay Forte and Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games loom closer, the anxiously awaited completion of the new Metro (subway) Line 4 is now 93 percent finished, according to authorities. Last Sunday, the State Secretary of Transportation, Rodrigo Vieira, took a group of sixty residents […]

Celebrating Easter 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

Celebrating Easter 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Celebrations of Easter in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, a country home to one of the largest Catholic populations in the world and an increasing evangelical population, often center around religion, family, and friends. Known as Páscoa in Portuguese, the holiday of Easter falls […]

Rio de Janeiro’s Mango Tree Hostel Grows Roots in Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro’s Mango Tree Hostel Grows Roots in Ipanema

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many come to the Cidade Maravilhosa and find themselves dreaming up ways to stay, either with extended tourist visa plans or opening a business here. Lance Donald, the Australian owner of the Mango Tree Hostel in Ipanema is one of the success stories, who along […]

Bar 48 in Ipanema Brings New Nightlife to Rio de Janeiro

Bar 48 in Ipanema Brings New Nightlife to Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since opening in November 2015, the new Bar 48, located on Rua Teixeira de Melo, 48 just off of Praça General Osório in Ipanema, has been growing in popularity and becoming a top nightlife destination in Rio. Launched by two French expatriates and a Brazilian […]

Caminhos Offers More than Portuguese Classes: Sponsored

Caminhos Offers More than Portuguese Classes: Sponsored

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2009, Caminhos Language Centre in Ipanema has been one of the most popular schools to learn Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, due to their prime location, social mission, their wide range of cultural emersion activities and economical options for language classes. Now in 2016, […]

Rio’s Agua Jam Rooftop Parties Keep Pumping in Ipanema

Rio’s Agua Jam Rooftop Parties Keep Pumping in Ipanema

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first “Agua Jam” party brought to Caesar Park’s rooftop by a group of expatriate promoters was in November last year, and since then they have been holding regular events at the premier venue overlooking one of the most admired beaches in the world. Tonight […]

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with vendors selling a mix of snacks and drinks, and the adjacent streets filled with a variety of eateries to sustain every kind of craving. With so many options it is possible to spend sunrise […]

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