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Where to eat and drink in Rio de Janeiro’s East Botafogo neighbourhood

Where to eat and drink in Rio de Janeiro’s East Botafogo neighbourhood

Fun fact: our Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures team didn’t pick their local office by chance. Just two blocks away from their HQ, and two blocks away from Botafogo Beach on the bay side, you can find a wide mix of bars that range from modern delis to sports and beers-on-tap types. This is...
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Guide to getting around Rio de Janeiro

Guide to getting around Rio de Janeiro

One of the best ways to have a local experience when visiting a new city is by taking transportation just as the local residents do. In Rio de Janeiro — especially if you’re staying in the Southern Zone of the city — public transportation works quite well and is reliable,...
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The complete guide to: Rio de Janeiro travel

The complete guide to: Rio de Janeiro travel

So you’re travelling to Rio de Janeiro — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Rio, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Brazilian movies you should see, to the cool local spots you should check out. Getting to and...
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24 hours in: Rio de Janeiro

24 hours in: Rio de Janeiro

Rio is one of the most amazing cities in the world, and we hope that you have more than 24 hours to take in everything it has to offer. From the food to the beaches, Rio has something for everyone, and here’s how we think you should make the most...
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Best snacks under $5 around the world

Best snacks under $5 around the world

As any traveller knows, eating well doesn’t require dropping a ton of cash at a high-end restaurant. Sometimes the best meals come from street food snacks, food court stalls, and mom-and-pop shops where the food is cheap and the flavours are rich. We asked our guides around the globe to...
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Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

This month’s Local Mission is all about appreciating the art beyond gallery walls! Street art in Rio de Janeiro is more than meets the eye. It tells a story of the community, of the people. It provokes thought and dialogue. Since its decriminalization in 2009, street art has become ubiquitous...
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A street party guide to Rio Carnival

A street party guide to Rio Carnival

Mention the Rio de Janeiro Carnival to anyone and the first thing they’ll probably think of is a big parade — the big parade — with everyone dressed in colourful clothes (or not very much clothing at all) and a massive explosion of pure joy. And they’d be right. That’s...
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Travel trivia: December

Travel trivia: December

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz —2014 throwback edition! The song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was the anthem for a major 2014 sporting event in what country? Move over Toronto and Dubai. The new record for tallest...
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Photo Of The Week: View From The Top In Rio

Photo Of The Week: View From The Top In Rio

In this month’s Local Mission, we’ve been exploring ways you can be a Tourist @ Home and re-appreciate the local gems in your own backyard. We’ve advocated for exploring the underground, wandering unfamiliar streets, and relaxing on a city beach, but there comes a time when you need to get the...
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11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

Making travel plans can be a bit challenging when you’re a vegetarian. Sure, you could try to explain to the waiter that you’d like that daily special sans meat, you could opt for a salad, or a disappointing bowl of plain rice, but where’s the fun in that? You want...
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