Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

Gringos Buy & Sell Facebook Group in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Living in the Cidade Maravilhosa can be frustrating at times finding inexpensive furnishings or an outlet for swapping items, especially for those not yet fluent in Portuguese. With over 2,000 members, the Gringo Buy & Sell group page on the ever popular global social network […]

Rio Closes Carnival with Last Weekend of Blocos

Rio Closes Carnival with Last Weekend of Blocos

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another season of Carnival came to a close last weekend with the Champions Parade at the Sambódromo, as well as around thirty more blocos. After 465 blocos raged across the city in another year of revelry, Cariocas did not miss the chance for a […]

Editorial: The City of Tomorrow (Part 3)

Editorial: The City of Tomorrow (Part 3)

Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Still (picking up from last week), Brazil is the “country of tomorrow” and so although the joke is that “it always will be”, there are opportunities here for the bold and well prepared. In Rio de Janeiro, most business thinkers are likely talking about; real estate […]

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

Spending Carnival in Northeastern Brazil

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Nearly 500,000 foreign visitors flock to Brazil for its biggest holiday each year, famous the world over, Carnival in Brazil is characterized by a week-long celebration of music, dance, parades and non-stop parties. While customs, costumes and style vary by region, Rio de Janeiro’s get the most […]

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Slacklining, the latest craze to hit Rio’s beaches, is a sport where one must maintain balance while walking on a springy line of nylon webbing that is taut between two anchor points (often between two coconut trees). Experts can also do jumps, flips and other […]

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.

Brazilian Cinema: 2013 Year in Review

Brazilian Cinema: 2013 Year in Review

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – With less than a week to the end of the year, the Brazilian film industry is able to look back at a successful year: over 120 national feature films were watched by nearly 28 million people, equivalent to 18.3 percent of the total box office. These are […]

Discovering Açai, and Finding the Best Mix in Rio de Janeiro

Discovering Açai, and Finding the Best Mix in Rio de Janeiro

By Joanna Hansford, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Açai has become one of Brazil’s more trend-setting exports for the health conscious in recent years, even showing up at Jamba Juices in New York City. With a unique look, texture and taste, most people either love it or hate it – but for the […]

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