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By Lauren Vita Sgarlato, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tijuca in Zona Norte (North Zone) may mostly attract tourists for its Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca National Park), but this bustling bairro has a charm that has drawn a slew of new developments, including a new metro station. Already home to three stops on the subway's orange line (line 1), soon it will have a fourth, the Estação Uruguai.

The opening date is currently planned for March 2013, conveniently planned considering

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