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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As one of the City’s oldest, most renowned and exotic districts, Lapa continues to live off its forbidden reputation, perhaps as much today as it did seventy years ago. Its...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ask a Carioca 'What's your opinion on Flamengo?' and it's unlikely the answer will be about the neighborhood. Flamengo is football (soccer), the name of Rio's favorite team. But it...
By Clarissa Butelli, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Urca is known by most tourists as the point of departure for the world-famous cable cars, leading up to the Sugarloaf Mountain. What many don't know is that if things...
By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Centro is the oldest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, dominated by commerce and offices, though not so long ago it was the country's political epicentre. From 1763 until 1960 Rio was...
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