Uncovering the real Rio… in just one day

Uncovering the real Rio… in just one day

I went to Rio while on my first ‘360’ around the world. I had spent a few weeks in Ecuador and Peru, and wanted to visit my family in Germany on my way back home to Australia. It would have been silly not to stop anywhere else along the way,...

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The grub from Ipanema: A guide to snacking on Rio’s beaches

The grub from Ipanema: A guide to snacking on Rio’s beaches

“Açaí, açaí! Queeeeeijooooo!” Strolling along the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, food vendors advertise their delicacies with melodious shouts that cut through the noise of thousands of beach-goers. Local Cariocas (residents of Rio de Janeiro) typically leave their own snacks at home and treat themselves to the diverse array of...

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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

Você está preparado?! (Are you ready!?) With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia rapidly approaching in June, Cariocas and expats alike will soon flood Rio de Janeiro with the greens and yellows of Brazilian futebol pride. Expectations are high as Brazilians across the nation begin to pull on their...

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The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

Tucked away in Rio’s bustling city centre is a remarkable organisation. To get there, I meet my Made In Rio de Janeiro tour guide, who steers me through the Saara Market, a famous outdoor market in the city’s downtown. The warren of stalls brims with clothes, Carnival fancy dress and...

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Meet Domingos, the famous favela artist of Rio de Janeiro

Meet Domingos, the famous favela artist of Rio de Janeiro

Up in the hillside away from Rio’s golden shores is Santa Teresa, a charming neighbourhood of cobbled streets and boundless views over the city below. The winding roads are lined by aging mansions, many of which have been transformed by local artists into open-house studios and art galleries. In Largo...

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4 Rio bars that serve history with your beer

4 Rio bars that serve history with your beer

Like a bit of history with your booze? These bars have all been marked as heritage sites in the city of Rio de Janeiro, which means going for a cocktail comes with a history lesson, too. From rebellions against German businesses during WWII to chapels and ‘chopp’ barrels, each one...

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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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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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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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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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