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Eat and Drink Like a Local in Rio

Eat and Drink Like a Local in Rio March 28, 2012 | Food, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Locals flock to Nega Teresa's acaraje stall While nobody should come to Rio de Janeiro without making the tourist pilgrimages to see the Christ Statue, Sugar Loaf mountain and the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, there are times when visitors want to get off the tourist trail and experience the...

Rio de Janeiro for Wine Drinkers

March 19, 2012 | Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  Restaurante Aprazivel has an all-Brazilian wine list   It’s not difficult to find an ice cold beer in Rio. The locals are happy to sink a cooling glass of cerveja at virtually any time of day or night, and you’re never more than a few feet from a bar or street vendor. Those who...

Relax and Revitalise in Rio State

Relax and Revitalise in Rio State March 7, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  Ilha Grande: Appreciate nature at its most magnificent While Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to let your inner party animal roam free, there are times when even the most hardcore of hedonists may begin to crave a little respite from the relentless heat and driving...

Visiting Rio With Young Children

Visiting Rio With Young Children February 16, 2012 | Kid Friendly, Travel Tips | Read More
Taking baby to the beach needs to be carefully planned Rio de Janeiro is a great place for families, but if you are coming here with babies or very young children, there are some practicalities to take into consideration if you want your trip to go as smoothly as possible. Firstly, bear in mind that...

Tropical Fruit Feasts in Rio

Tropical Fruit Feasts in Rio February 9, 2012 | Food, Kid Friendly, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Brazilian fruits such as guava are delicious when made into a vitamina with milk - or even a batida with vodka or cachaca Meat eaters in Rio de Janeiro are spoiled for choice thanks to the plethora of churrascarias (all-you-can-eat meat grills) to be found across the city, but that’s not to say...

Rio’s Best Bar Food

Rio’s Best Bar Food January 27, 2012 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bar do Mineiro is famous for its bar snacks Many visitors to Rio comment on the fact that, while the locals seem to drink beer as though it were water and caipirinha cocktails as though they were soft drinks, they rarely seem to get staggeringly drunk. Part of this is down to dedicated practice, no doubt,...

Outdoor Adventures in Rio

Outdoor Adventures in Rio January 20, 2012 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
With a dramatic landscape that sees mammoth mountains jutting right out of the ocean, crashing waves beating against endless beaches and thick Atlantic rainforest edging right into the city center, Rio de Janeiro can be seen as something of a giant playground for those with a taste for adrenaline-pumping...

Up for the Craic – Irish Pubs in Rio

Up for the Craic – Irish Pubs in Rio January 15, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Shenanigans Head to any city, anywhere in the world, and chances are that you will find an Irish pub there. Rio de Janeiro is no exception, and the party-hard Irish spirit fits in perfectly with Rio’s own love of the good times. In fact, given the size of the city and the number...

Hotel Restaurants, Rio Style

Hotel Restaurants, Rio Style January 8, 2012 | Five Star, Food, Hotels, Romantic, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo: Cipiriani, courtesy of www.pololido.com.br Hotel restaurants worldwide have something of a reputation for serving overpriced, uninspired fare, but that is about as far as it is possible to get from Rio’s hotel restaurant scene. Many of Rio’s very best restaurants can be found within...

Valentine’s Day in Rio de Janeiro

Valentine’s Day in Rio de Janeiro December 30, 2011 | Hotels, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Sunset view from Arpoador   New Year’s in Rio was a rather wet and rainy affair , so if you didn’t book a holiday here and have been cursing yourself for missing an opportunity to ring in 2012 in romantic style, you may well have had a lucky break. Valentine’s Day is just...