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Rio for Exercise Addicts

May 30, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly | Read More
Exercise junkies planning a vacation in Rio de Janeiro will be in their element in this city of buff beach bodies. Those tanned and toned torsos don’t just hone themselves, and at times it can seem like the entire population of the city is either playing football or beach volleyball, working out...

Flamengo Fans Go Wild For Ronaldinho

February 3, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Flamengo have one of the biggest fanbases in the footballing world More than 42,000 fans flocked to see Brazilian football/soccer legend Ronaldinho play his first game for Rio side Flamengo yesterday (Wednesday, February 2). The star signing, lured to Flamengo from Italian side AC Milan in January despite...

Fluminense Crowned Brazilian Champions

Fluminense Crowned Brazilian Champions December 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Rio side Fluminense have stormed to victory in the deciding match of the Campeaonato Brasiliero – the nation’s fiercely-contested football championship. (Ok, soccer for the North Americans…) A 1-0 victory against Sao Paulo side Guarani secured the title for Fluminense, much to the delight...

Souvenirs on a Shoestring

Souvenirs on a Shoestring November 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Even if your spending power is more budget than mega-bucks, it would be a shame to return empty handed from your vacation in Rio de Janeiro. That’s not to say that you should throw taste to the wind and buy glow in the dark Christ statues for friends and family – there are some inexpensive...

Get Ready for the 2014 World Cup

Get Ready for the 2014 World Cup October 27, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The legendary Maracana stadium in Rio Ok, so 2014 might seem like a mere dot on the sporting horizon right now, but anyone planning on catching the games live would be wise to start planning a loooong time in advance. Brazil is famous the world over for the quality of its football, and when you add that...

Roll on 2014!

Roll on 2014! July 5, 2010 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Sun, sand and soccer...The 2010 World Cup campaign may be over for Brazil, but the football-loving locals are not about to lose faith in their national side. This great football playing nation already boasts five World Cup titles (more than any other country), and, the locals argue, the team is duty...

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? What’s the Rush?

World Cup? What’s the Rush? May 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Brazil is seriously behind in its preparations for the 2014 Football World Cup, according to the organisers  of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football). Building and repair works have not yet started at many of the stadiums set to host major World Cup football (or soccer, to our North...

Rio Gets Ready for the World Cup

Rio Gets Ready for the World Cup March 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Fans of Flamengo football team celebrate a goalFootball to us Brits, soccer to North Americans, futebol to Brazilians…whatever you choose to call it, there’s no questioning the importance of the ‘beautiful game’ in Brazil. The country that gave us Pele, Kaka, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho...
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