Tag: Beaches

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nosing along lush mountains, humming past Christ’s fingertips before dipping down over the city’s beaches has to be one of the best ways to see Rio’s finest sites and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second weekend of 2015 was not only marked by high temperatures and crowded beaches, but looting or the mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) and the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While temperatures cooled down slightly earlier this week, on Friday, January 9th they soared again, rising to 40 to 44 degrees Celsius (104 to 111 degrees Fahrenheit) in some...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just an around two hours drive and short boat trip from Rio de Janeiro away lies the island paradise of Ilha Grande. The “Big Island” has 193 square meters and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With summer season just around the corner and forecasts of hundreds of thousands of tourists flooding into Rio de Janeiro, city officials are preparing public policies geared towards homeless...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just a two-hour plane ride south of Rio, Florianópolis, the capital city of the Southern state of Santa Catarina, is a favorite summer destination for many Brazilians. Not only...
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...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - State Secretary of Safety José Mariano Beltrame has vowed to reinforce policing in the famous Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches with an additional six hundred military police...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – An estimated nine million tourists will flock to Salvador and Bahia this year to get a taste of local Carnival culture or relax on one of the city’s famous beaches, but the...

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