Avril Lavigne Returns to Rio on May 2nd

Avril Lavigne Returns to Rio on May 2nd

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Canadian pop-rock/punk-rock star Avril Lavigne returns to Rio’s Citibank Hall on Friday, May 2nd as she continues to tour Brazil and South America in support of her 2013 self-titled album. She was last in Rio for a July 2011 performance at the same venue […]

Finding the Best Sushi in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Best Sushi in Rio de Janeiro

By Bryan Gregory Sanders, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Though not known as a center for Japanese cuisine, and definitely not known for having a large Japanese population like São Paulo, Rio has a lot to choose from in terms of sushi restaurants. As an international city it is almost hard to find […]

Coccinelle Bistrô in Rio’s Centro

Coccinelle Bistrô in Rio’s Centro

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Coccinelle Bistrô, Centro’s newest French-inspired eatery, situated nicely on a street that looks like it was cut from the small neighborhoods of Lisbon and imported to Rio’s Centro, is a welcome addition to the city center’s restaurant community. The area, dominated by kilos and […]

Japanese Culture and Architecture in São Paulo

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –  As home to the largest Japanese diaspora in the world, Brazil, and particularly São Paulo – both city and state – have been tremendously influenced by Japanese culture and architecture. The most recognizable may be the now famed Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade, and separately, the esteemed work of […]

A Taste of Asia, in Rio

By Bhamika Bhudia, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Rio being a destination that attracts people from all over the world, sometimes never to leave again, one thing that tugs at the homesickness heartstrings is the hankering for food from all corners of the earth. While Brazilian cuisine is a South American delicacy […]

Prospects in Porto Seguro

By Nicholas Storey, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Porto Seguro is one of Brazil’s oldest tourist destinations, with many small hotels and charming beaches, stretching to ninety kilometers of coastline with coral reefs, bays and Atlantic forests. It has a very lively nightlife and shops stay open throughout the night. There is a wide […]

48 Hours in São Paulo

By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO – São Paulo is an explosion of urban sensibility. Where else can you sit in traffic while listening to traffic radio, searching perhaps, for a particular Lebanese restaurant, at one o’clock in the morning? Or perhaps you are looking to buy a specific Korean silk panel that is […]