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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of about twenty tourists were assaulted while hiking along a trail in the forest of Tijuca National Park yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 8th). According to the PM (Polícia...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ten German tourists were robbed at gunpoint on a guided tour in Tijuca National Forest on Thursday morning. The group’s van was intercepted on Estrada da Paineiras by two cars...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The very name of Rio conjures images of its famous tourist attractions and landmarks; Christ the Redeemer, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), the Carnival Sambódromo, and of course the beaches of...
Letter to the Editor I had been to Tijuca Forest (Floresta da Tijuca) a few times before, but I’d always taken it as another hike in the woods. Sure, I enjoyed it, but I’ve got to admit that it is...
By Ravi Costa, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Tijuca Forest (locally known as the Floresta da Tijuca) is that big green mass of trees that sandwiches the city with the sapphire blue waters of the sandy coastline. ...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro Union of Architects (IAB-RJ) has launched an important call for the revitalization project of the once famous Hotel Paineiras. The complex will be transformed into...
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