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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While ‘winter’ in Rio can see locals throwing on boots and overcoats as soon as temperatures dip below twenty degrees, for the rest of us it can mean a welcome...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – People from all around the world have been mourning the death of chef, writer and self-described ‘enthusiast’ Anthony Bourdain. He left his mark on innumerable places and Rio is no...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities found seven bodies located in the hills surrounding Praia Vermelha, in Urca, in the Zona Sul of Rio, believed to be that of drug dealers who died after...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Arguably the oldest and quaintest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Urca is considerably smaller and more secluded than nearby Botafogo or Copacabana. With three military academies situated within its confines,...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Friday, March 30th, to Sunday, April 1st, the beautiful Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) and the adjacent Praça General Tibúrcio, in Urca, will be hosting a free event featuring artisanal...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who want to make the most of the last days in 2017, Rio is the right place to be. Before 2018 arrives the city offers diverse options for...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inaugurated in February this year, the Transcarioca is the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area. Crossing Rio de Janeiro through the Atlantic Forest, the 180-kilometer path has been...
By Mariana Sales, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The waters of the Guanabara Bay will be the setting of "Rio Boat Party – Alto Mar" on Saturday, June 10th, from 11AM. Organized by Rio Love Story and DJ...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The recently opened, Rio Classic Sailing, is now offering both Rio’s tourists and residents alike, the unique opportunity to sail Rio’s iconic waters, whether it be for a relaxing day...
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