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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...

Best Hotel Alternatives in Rio

Best Hotel Alternatives in Rio November 28, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Rio’s beach zones are chock-full of high rise hotels, but if you’re looking for something a little different, the more interesting alternatives are often to be found some distance from the beach. But what you lack in ease of access to the sands you will make up for in views, as some of Rio...

Favela Tourism in Rio

Favela Tourism in Rio May 13, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Made (in)famous the world over through films such as City of God and the Elite Squad movies, Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, or slums, are a source of both fascination and fear to visitors. And while recent police operations have seen power wrested from the hands of drug trafficking gangs in several...

Police Occupy Nine Favelas in Santa Teresa and Centro

Police Occupy Nine Favelas in Santa Teresa and Centro February 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Brazilian police and military have announced the successful occupation of nine favelas (slums) in Central Rio and surroundingĀ  the touristic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. As part of an ongoing operation to wrest control of the favelas from drug factions and bring order to the communities, tanks and...

Precautions for Tourists as Rio Violence Continues

November 25, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Tourists in Rio de Janeiro should avoid venturing far from their accommodation, as violent clashes between the police and drugs gangs continue. While the tourist hotspots are so far largely unaffected by this week’s attacks, gangs are continuing to set fire to cars and buses across the city, making...

MotoTaxis – High Speed Thrills and Spills

MotoTaxis – High Speed Thrills and Spills August 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Want to get the personalised service of a taxi for the same price as a cramped and bumpy bus ride? Of course you do. So what’s the catch? Well, for those who like their transportation to come with a healthy injection of adrenaline and high-speed thrills, there isn’t one. ‘Moto-taxis’...

Morrinho – Favela Within a Favela

Morrinho – Favela Within a Favela July 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Cilan, one of the founders of Projeto Morrinho, started the project as an after-school hobby aged 14Rio’s middle classes may like to joke that the city’s notorious favelas (slums) seem to spring up just about everywhere, but few would expect to find a favela slap bang in the centre of London. But...
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