Articles Tagged ‘Rio de Janeiro’

8 Over-the-Top Libraries

8 Over-the-Top Libraries January 4, 2012 | Featured | Read More
In its most basic form, a library is any place a collection of books is stored. Sounds pretty mundane right? Lucky for us bookworms there are quite a few libraries out there that are anything but run-of-the-mill. Whether they’re  ultra-modern or from the Middle Ages, these libraries are more than...

Hostels to Suit Any Type of Traveler

Hostels to Suit Any Type of Traveler April 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
This post was written for NileGuide by our friends at hostelbookers.com. Check them out for tons of hostel reviews and free booking! Hostels are no longer the down and out lodgings of strapped-for-cash backpackers that they once were. Yes, they are still cheap but the industry has become incredible competitive –...

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year December 15, 2010 | General | Read More
This post was written by our friends at Simonseeks.com. It’s nearly that time again: when we arrange elaborate party plans to welcome in the New Year and attempt to have the most exciting and fun start to 2011 as possible. Unfortunately, celebrating the New Year doesn’t always turn out that way...

GPS While Traveling: Use At Your Own Discretion

GPS While Traveling: Use At Your Own Discretion August 9, 2010 | Travel Safety | Read More
What are the dangers of blindly following GPS? Here are a few examples where common sense and a paper map may have been more handy than technology. 1. Australian family stranded in Outback for three days Unbelievably (yet very believable), an Aussie family of four and their dog turned down a road closed...

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains April 20, 2010 | Rio de Janeiro, Travel News | Read More
2010 has not been a good year for South American tourist attractions. Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer is the second attraction (after poor Machu Picchu) that has been forced to close due to heavy flooding. Record-setting rains in Rio have damaged access roads, leaving behind heavy debris and making...

Caffeine Highs: Coffee in Rio de Janeiro

Caffeine Highs: Coffee in Rio de Janeiro September 8, 2009 | Rio de Janeiro | Read More
Brazil is famous for its coffee production, but if you’re expecting to find Rio de Janeiro awash with the sophisticated coffee houses that line the streets of the United States and Western Europe, you could be in for a shock. Coffee culture in Rio exists, but it’s a very different beast from...

Friday Link Love: McDonald’s, Dr. Suess, the Cidade Maravilhosa and More

Friday Link Love: McDonald’s, Dr. Suess, the Cidade Maravilhosa and More July 24, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lots of great stuff around the web this week! Some interesting links: Andy Hayes’ Photo Essay: Patterns captures some amazing details and perspectives from around the world. Love the images of roof tiles in Amsterdam and a window in Prague. NileGuide’s Rio de Janeiro Local shares why the...

Where Celebrities Like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise Getaway

Where Celebrities Like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise Getaway July 23, 2009 | Celebrity Travel | Read More
Forbes Traveler recently published their Celebrity 100 Getaways story profiling the world’s elite getaways of the stars. Where do celebrities like Simon Cowell, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie head to escape the chaos? Barbados: Simon Cowell American Idols’s Cowell is known to jaunt to the Caribbean...

Rio on the Cheap: Whatever Your Budget, You’ll Be Sure to Have a Blast!

Rio on the Cheap: Whatever Your Budget, You’ll Be Sure to Have a Blast! June 5, 2009 | Budget, Rio de Janeiro | Read More
If you’re looking for a cheap holiday in Rio, it pays to be flexible in terms of when you want to visit. While Rio carnival and New Year in Rio are undeniably exciting, they’re also the most expensive times of year to visit – many hotels and hostels raise their prices by up to four...

First Time in Rio de Janeiro? An insider’s view on staying safe

First Time in Rio de Janeiro?  An insider’s view on staying safe May 8, 2009 | Rio de Janeiro, Travel Safety | Read More
With media reports of drug gangs, death tolls to rival war-torn countries and ruthless, gun-toting children on every corner, it’s easy to see why many first time visitors to Rio have concerns about safety in the city. But while it is important to exercise caution during a holiday in Rio, it’s...