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Carnival is Coming – Get the Look

Carnival is Coming – Get the Look February 14, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
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Carnival – You Shall Go To The Ball

Carnival – You Shall Go To The Ball February 1, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
The temperatures in Rio are soaring, and so too is the sense of anticipation as the frenzied partying of Carnival draws closer. Falling later in the calendar this year than usual (Carnival is a moveable festa, based around the dates of lent), there has been plenty of time to recover from the excesses...

Rio de Janeiro’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Rio de Janeiro’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day January 25, 2011 | Events, Romantic | Read More
It’s hard not to get swept up in the romance of Rio de Janeiro. The balmy heat, magnificent landscape, barely-clad beach bodies and sultry samba all combine to get pulses racing, and it’s hard to think of a sexier city to spend Valentine’s Day. The good news for romantic couples planning...

Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain January 10, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Summer in Rio de Janeiro sees the city explode in a riot of live music and dancing, and the good news is that you don’t have to wait until Carnival to join the party. For the fourth year running, Rio de Janeiro will host a summer-long series of live music events high on a hilltop at Morro da Urca,...

Amy Winehouse Pops Out in Rio

Amy Winehouse Pops Out in Rio January 9, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Party-loving British singer Amy Winehouse has clearly fallen for Rio de Janeiro’s charms since arriving in the city on Wednesday (January 5). The soulful chanteuse, who has embarked on a mini-tour of Brazil, performed her the first of five dates in Florianopolis on Saturday night, but chose to...

NYE in Rio Set to Go With a Bang

NYE in Rio Set to Go With a Bang December 15, 2010 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Revellers celebrating New Year’s in Rio de Janeiro can look forward to an explosive night on the city’s beaches. Some two million people, including around 700,000 foreign tourists, are set to head to Copacabana beach, where the traditional fireworks display is set to last for a staggering...

Giant Christmas Tree Lights Up Lagoa

Giant Christmas Tree Lights Up Lagoa December 1, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
After a week of drama and violence in Rio, it is a pleasure to be able to report on a happier event – namely, the inaugaration of the world’s largest floating Christmas tree at Lagoa. The lighting of the artificial tree, which floats in the center of Rio’s beautiful city lake, is a...

Rio’s World Cup Party Starts

Rio’s World Cup Party Starts June 17, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Ok, so it wasn’t the most blistering of performances from the world’s most glamorous football team. A two-one victory against ultra low-ranking North Korea is hardly what Brazil’s legions of fans were hoping for, but it was a victory nonetheless, and therefore cause for celebration. While...

World Cup Goals to be shown in 3D on Copacabana Beach

World Cup Goals to be shown in 3D on Copacabana Beach May 31, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Copacabana beach will be the place to be during the World CupWith just days to go until the start of the FIFA World Cup, the streets of Rio are already a sea of green and yellow as the locals prepare to cheer on Brazil to what everyone hopes will be the country’s sixth World Cup victory. The patriotic...

Book Bonanza in Santa Teresa

Book Bonanza in Santa Teresa May 11, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bookworms, here’s an unmissable date for your diary. This weekend (Saturday May 15 and Sunday May 16), the bohemian hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa will host its second annual literary festival. Completely free of charge, the event, which was launched with great success last year, will see...
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