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What to Pack for a Winter Sun Break in Rio

October 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When it’s winter in the United States and Europe, it’s the height of summer in Brazil, making Rio de Janeiro a top destination for anyone looking to escape the cold and soak up some serious sun on the beaches. The Brazilian summer is also when the city slips into serious party mode, with...

Best Views in Rio

Best Views in Rio October 10, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Wherever you are in Rio, you’re never far from a breathtaking view. A city of towering mountains, thick jungle and seemingly endless beaches, you’ll encounter stunning vistas at every turn. Snap-happy visitors will want to have their cameras about them at all times in preparation for the...

‘Nao Falo Portugues’ – Helpful Phrases for Your Vacation in Rio

September 30, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Unlike the rest of South America, Brazil doesn’t benefit from a language that is widely spoken as a second language across the English-speaking world. As beautiful as it is, Portuguese is rarely a part of school or college curriculums, and can be an extremely tricky language to get your tongue...

Airport Layover in Rio de Janeiro

September 29, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you find yourself facing a lengthy at Rio de Janeiro airport, make the most of it – you’re looking at a layover in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Most passengers facing a changeover will do so not at the centrally located domestic airport, but at the international airport...

Best Places to Dance in Rio

Best Places to Dance in Rio September 28, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Whatever your groove, you’ll find a place to bust some moves in Rio de Janeiro. This sizzling city is a place where the dance party never ends, and while samba provides the musical backdrop to many of Rio de Janeiro’s festivities, the musical menu doesn’t end there. Pumping hip hop,...

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...

Attention-Grabbing Architecture in Rio de Janeiro

Attention-Grabbing Architecture in Rio de Janeiro September 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches, its dramatic landscape, its beautiful people and its party atmosphere, but its architecture is largely overlooked in tourist board images. But while it is difficult to compete with Sugar Loaf mountain and the iconic Christ statue atop Corcovado, Rio is in fact...

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...

How to Get From Rio International Airport to the City

How to Get From Rio International Airport to the City September 17, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Welcome to Rio! Perhaps in a bid to prepare visitors for the sense of bewildered confusion that is part and parcel of any trip to Rio de Janeiro, the city’s international airport is known by three different names: Galeão (in fact the former name, but still widely used), Tom Jobim (the current...