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 […]

Veraneio Music Festival Continues Through March 26th

Veraneio Music Festival Continues Through March 26th

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Highlighting six of the best bands and artists in Brazilian independent music through a series of twelve shows at Oi Futuro Ipanema, the third edition of the Festival Veraneio will continue through March 26th. Each weekend, one of the six featured bands or artists […]

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From sunrise to dark, the beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with people exercising and playing sport. Runners, cyclists and skateboarders occupy the adjacent cycle paths; team ball and racket sports dominate the sands; and surfers and swimmers fill the sea. “One […]

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The five main beaches of Rio de Janeiro that line Zona Sul (South Zone) are primarily defined by neighborhoods, in order from east to west, Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. By far the largest is Copacabana, and Ipanema is the more famous and desirable […]

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