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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dutch-Brazilian couple Anne Dorst and Leonardo Wetzl are the founders of a new tour company, ‘Rio Kombi Tours,’ who are currently offering authentic day trips around the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ in...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The neighborhood of Jardim Botânico is not as well known as some in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone), but this is one of the primary reasons why its residents enjoy...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Visitors to Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer will now benefit from an improved ticket station in Copacabana. The renovated ticket booth is in the same location as the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue lit up with illustrations and designs by French-Italian artist Gaspare di Caro on December 23rd and December 24th to help the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado mountain, which overlooks the entire city of Rio de Janeiro, has been voted the top touristic attraction...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Saturday, July 12th, the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina, the iconic Rio de Janeiro statue of Cristo...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists in Rio de Janeiro have experienced difficulties while visiting the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) this holiday season, as some waited in long lines in extreme heat...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Perhaps the most famous landmark in Rio, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, will be open 24-hours during the World Youth Day (WYD) week from July 23rd-28th, after a...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time ever, the public is able to visit one of Rio's most iconic landmarks, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, after sunset. Initially opened on May...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day (WYD 2013) set to arrive in Rio, the city has seen pacification operations in favelas at the base of Corcovado...
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