By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lapa’s reputation is among the most famous destinations in Rio, known to both Cariocas and travelers alike as the bairro (neighborhood) where samba and cachaça-filled establishments infuse the air when the sun goes down. This description certainly fits on weekend nights, but there is more to the centrally located, historic neighborhood, and the real estate market has caught on.
Besides the many bars and restaurants for which it . . .