Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival

Blocos Take Over the Streets of Rio for 2016 Carnival

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the last weekend before the official Carnival dates for 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro will see well over 150 blocos (street parties), and on Saturday alone there are 71 officially scheduled. Some of the biggest and best started with Céu Na Terra […]

Rio Sees Praça General Osório in Ipanema Being Revitalized

Rio Sees Praça General Osório in Ipanema Being Revitalized

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the east end of Ipanema, bordering Arpoador and Copacabana, lies Praça General Osório, an unofficial entry point to the neighborhood. As the area is a transport hub bordered by busy streets, it has been known more as a thoroughfare than a destination, but […]

Rio Expatriates Celebrate Australia Day in Brazil Tonight

Rio Expatriates Celebrate Australia Day in Brazil Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Aussie expats, travelers and their friends in Rio are excited to celebrate Australia Day, their national holiday, in Brazil this evening. An informal event organized by expatriate Bel Casson has grown into a sizable shindig with hundreds of people RSVP’d to attend, starting tonight at […]

Mandinga: A New Party on Rio’s Caesar Park Hotel Rooftop

Mandinga: A New Party on Rio’s Caesar Park Hotel Rooftop

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three event producers in Rio de Janeiro have come together create a new party that will celebrate the many sounds of urban culture from around the world with DJs spinning everything from Brazilian rhythms to ragga to cumbia to bass. Named, Mandinga, the party […]

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

For Rent: Buzios House on Ferradura

Buzios house on Ferradura, Buzios’ most desirable location. Spectacularly beautiful house steps from the beach. 8 en suite bedrooms. Sleeps up to 16. Pool, views. Available for weekly rental in summer. Shorter stays off season. For more information and to inquire about availability and rates see www.buziosbrazilcasa.com or email.

New Book Explores Traveling and Owning a Hostel in Rio de Janeiro

New Book Explores Traveling and Owning a Hostel in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new book, “The Pirates of Ipanema,” chronicles former Rio resident and American expatriate, Brian Waksmunski’s time in Rio de Janeiro and his creation and operation of the now shuttered hostel, Piratas de Ipanema. More than an average memoir, the book also tells the […]

Kraft Café in Ipanema Aims to Improve Rio Coffee Culture

Kraft Café in Ipanema Aims to Improve Rio Coffee Culture

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Kraft Café, a new cafe in Ipanema serving coffee, espressos, lattes and cappuccinos made from freshly roasted coffee beans, plans to open officially on Tuesday, December 29th. The cafe is the brainchild of Australian expatriate Duncan Hay and Priscila, his Brazilian partner. Hay first […]

Rio’s Floating Christmas Tree to be Lit December 12th

Rio’s Floating Christmas Tree to be Lit December 12th

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The lighting up of Rio’s famous, giant Christmas tree that floats on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Zona Sul (South Zone) was called into question after the metal structure snapped in half in the early morning of November 20th. Since then every effort has […]

For Sale: 3BR/2BA, 90 m2 Apartment in Ipanema, R$1.45MM

For Sale: 3BR/2BA, 90 m2 Apartment in Ipanema, R$1.45MM

GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN IPANEMA FOR SALE R$1.45 MM (Reais)/ US$381 K (Dollars) 3 bed / 2 bath Total area: 90 m2 2 blocks away from the subway station 2 blocks from the beach Fully renovated One of the best area in Ipanema (corner with Vinícius de Moraes Street) A/C on site extra bed/bath All furnished […]

Glória: The 19th Century Oasis is Reemerging in Rio de Janeiro

Glória: The 19th Century Oasis is Reemerging in Rio de Janeiro

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nestled within Rio’s Centro, and sitting beside Catete and Flamengo (in Zona Sul), Glória offers the architectural grandeur of the 19th century within a modern and eclectic setting, which spills over from the bohemian area of Santa Teresa just above it. Serving as one of the […]

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