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 […]

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.

For Rent: 1BR, Ipanema

For Rent: 1BR, Ipanema

For rent: 1 Bedroom luxurious apartment, Ipanema. The perfect temporary housing solution, a personalized option to apart-hotel! Fully equipped and furnished for short term stay for up to 3 persons: cable television, Internet Wi-Fi, washing machine, split air-conditioning units, microwave, cooking stove, fridge, linen and cutlery. It is ideally situated, close to the restaurants, the […]

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Forget cozying up by the fire or watching the snow fall for the holiday season, here in Rio residents and travelers alike are more likely to spend time at some of the most attractive and renowned beaches in the world. For those passing though, there […]

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