New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro is the stage of one of the largest and wildest New Year’s Eve parties in the...

21 graffiti in Brazil

In Brazil the graffiti scene is flourishing as never before. São Paulo is therefore seen as the new New York from the seventies, at...

The best açaí shop in Rio de Janeiro

A centuries-old slogan that adorns the facade of every reputable açaí business, with the result that no one believes it anymore. This...

Paraty: colonial port city

Paraty is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Brazil. It's situated on the coast and served as a port from...

The best Bossa Nova club in Rio de Janeiro

The heydays of Bossa Nova were in the fifties and sixties, when musical geniuses like Tom Jobim, and João Gilberto, wrote one...

Lapa and Santa Teresa: the Bohemian neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro

While Lapa was a no-go area in the last century, now it’s one of the nicest districts in Rio de Janeiro.

The best samba clubs in Rio de Janeiro

Samba as we know today developed in Rio de Janeiro approximately one hundred years ago. There are several...
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The beaches of Rio de Janeiro

It is common practice in Europe to ask what someone does for a living, fairly soon after introducing oneself: out of interest,...

11 fun things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is not called the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' for nothing. It's really a marvelous city, with lots of fun things to...

Niterói: the Museu de Arte Contemporânea of Oscar Niemeyer

The view of Rio de Janeiro is the best that Niterói has to offer. This is a joke that is often made...

Surfing in Brazil

It seems so easy when you see the twelve-year-old Brazilian boys and girls surf over the waves in such a relaxed way....

14 great bars in Rio de Janeiro

When the sun sets, the famous beaches become quieter and the nightlife slowly starts in Rio de Janeiro.

Itaipuaçu: walking tour to Morro do Elefante

You can easily combine a trip to the museum of Oscar Niemeyer in Niterói, with a walking tour (trilha) to Morro do...