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Top Five Sushi Restaurants in Rio

Top Five Sushi Restaurants in Rio October 17, 2011 | Food, Romantic, Travel Tips | Read More
Sushi took a while to catch on in Rio de Janeiro, but when the trend arrived in the city, it really made an impact. In 2008 and 2009 it seemed like a sushi bar was springing up on every street corner in Rio and, while that trend has now been replaced by an explosion of frozen yogurt bars, there is still...

Where to take out of town guests for dinner in Rio

October 15, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Rio is a city with a diverse culinary scene, and anyone looking to impress guests from out of town can take their pick from some seriously sophisticated dining options that include top rate French, Italian and Japanese restaurants. However, while there is a wealth of international cuisine to be enjoyed...

Late Night Dining in Rio

September 26, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s often observed that, while cariocas (Rio natives) like to indulge in the odd caipirinha, they rarely get embarassingly drunk. This ability to drink strong cocktails while remaining fully in control of their faculties would appear to be, at least in part, due to the locals’ habit of soaking...

Rio’s Best Sandwiches

Rio’s Best Sandwiches September 21, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Travel Tips | Read More
Tapioca is a tasty local take on the traditional sandwich Cold sandwiches as a cheap ‘eat on the hoof’ snack haven’t really taken off in Rio de Janeiro, and you’re more likely to find sandwiches in Rio served hot off a griddle than in the refrigerator. You can find sandwiches...

Best Steakhouses in Rio

Best Steakhouses in Rio September 19, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The famous picanha at Porcao Dedicated carnivores will be in their element in Rio de Janeiro – not only is Brazilian beef famous the world over, but this is a city where you can feast on every cut of meat imaginable until you can literally eat no more. Rio de Janeiro’s churrascarias (grilled...

German Food in Rio

German Food in Rio August 31, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Brazil has a long history of German settlement, and while there is little impact of this to be seen in the appearance of either the city itself or its inhabitants, it is certainly prominent on the city’s gastronomic scene. German bars and restaurants are surprisingly abundant in Rio, and many seemingly...

Best Pizza in Rio

Best Pizza in Rio August 31, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
While it is easy to find pizza in Rio de Janeiro, finding good pizza presents more of a challenge. All too often, pizza in Rio is a greasy, stodgy and tasteless affair, and the fact that it is common practice to slather the slices in ketchup and/or mayonnaise and mustard speaks volumes about the lack...

Al-Fresco Dining in Rio

August 31, 2011 | Food, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With its tropical climate and stunning scenery, Rio de Janeiro is a city where dining outdoors appeals much more than sitting cooped up inside a restaurant. But despite the obvious advantages of dining in the open air, there are in fact relatively few places that offer much more than a handful of sidewalk...

Five Romantic Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Five Romantic Things to do in Rio de Janeiro August 19, 2011 | Food, free, Hotels, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
With its magnificent views, pulsing nightlife, beautiful locals and steamy tropical heat, Rio is a city that will have your pulse racing and your senses tingling. As a destination for a romantic getaway it’s hard to beat, and aside from the city’s own myriad attractions there are scores of...

Rio on US$50 a Day – (Yes, it’s Possible…)

Rio on US$50 a Day – (Yes, it’s Possible…) August 13, 2011 | Food, free, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Cash-strapped travelers beware, Rio de Janeiro can be an extremely expensive city if you don’t plan your finances wisely. Spiralling prices and an extremely strong currency combine to make Rio not just expensive by South American standards, but expensive by anybody’s standards. But while...