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The Different Faces of Rio

The Different Faces of Rio March 30, 2012 | Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
View from Santa Teresa With its soft curves of white sand beaches, lush vegetation and jutting mountains, Rio de Janeiro is arguably the most stunning city on the planet. But there is more to the city than beautiful beaches and beautiful people, and the longer you spend here, the more you will get to...

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...

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Rio

Top 10 Places to Meet Locals in Rio October 18, 2011 | Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Socialising with fellow travelers is all well and good, but if you really want to experience the heart and soul of a city you need to get to know the locals. This is especially true of Rio de Janeiro, where the locals’ welcoming attitude, party spirit and zest for life all help to make the city...

Ten Top Spots to Strut Your Samba Stuff

April 19, 2011 | Events, free, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So you think you can dance? Well Rio de Janeiro is the place to prove it. Give the locals a hint of a beat and a half-inch of floor space and they’ll be jiggling away – feet, torsos, and (most importantly of all) butts all moving in perfect sync. And while there are more dance styles...

Sun Sets on Rio’s Summer Party Season

March 10, 2011 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
The samba has been danced, the caipirinhas have been drunk, and Rio de Janeiro is suffering a collective hangover as the city and its residents attempt to recover from the frenzied partying of Rio Carnival 2011. And while die-hard partiers can still find the odd street party taking place in the city...

Rain Can’t Dampen Carnival Spirit

Rain Can’t Dampen Carnival Spirit March 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The weather may have been less than perfect, but millions of revellers took to the street over the weekend to celebrate Carnival in riotous fashion. An estimated two million crammed into Centro on Saturday to follow the city’s longest-established bloco (street samba party), Cordao do Bolo Preto,...

Alternative Carnival Destinations in Rio State

Alternative Carnival Destinations in Rio State February 16, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
For hardcore partiers, Rio Carnival can’t be beat. For four days and nights the entire city sheds its (admittely few) inhibitions, and the streets are a right of colour and music. Believe it or not, though, there are times when all that hedonism starts to take its toll – particularly...

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...

Avoiding ‘Travelers’ Tummy’ in Rio

Avoiding ‘Travelers’ Tummy’ in Rio October 24, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Nothing is guaranteed to ruin your holiday in Rio faster than a dose of food poisoning, so it pays to keep an eye on what you’re eating and drinking in the city. Unfamiliar foods, all manner of tropical creepy crawlies and some less than pristine public toilets can all have unpleasant effects on...
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