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Jardim Botânico. Ceramic route

The Botanical Garden is one of the noblest neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro. The area around the wonderful public garden, noted by its imperial palm trees, stretches from Parque Lage – a palace and cultural center worth visiting – to Horto – the neighbourhood behind the Botanical Garden. There are countless old houses and modern […]

Salgado & Refresco

Cariocas have a very busy life. They can relax on the beach on the weekend, but most of them are running to work from Monday to Friday. For this reason, most of them need to change lunch for a snack & juice. This combination has become so popular among the locals as rice and black […]

Three sushi options in Rio de Janeiro: good, cute and cheap

There is a strong connection between Brazil and Japan. The largest Japanese community outside Japan lies in Brazil and, fortunately, their culinary culture has expanded throughout much of Brazil. Although Sao Paulo is the largest Japanese gastronomical center, Rio de Janeiro is not far behind. Japanese food choices in Rio are plentiful and they continue to […]

Açaí. The best fruit in the world

Asaí, azaí, huasaí or, in Portuguese, Açaí (Euterpe oleracea) is a palm that grows in northern South America and its fruit is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. Its qualities are known since pre columbian times and its cultivation in Brazil proliferated between the 1980’s and 90’s. Very recently açaí became famous around […]

Eating in Lapa. Five excellent and varied choices

In recent years, Lapa district went from one of the most dangerous and dark neighborhoods to the biggest icon of nightlife in Rio. Its well-lit streets, especially the Avenida Mem de Sá, gather a diverse collection of style, music, entertainment and, of course, dining options. Here are five recommendations to whet the appetite in the style […]

Free Art in Rio de Janeiro. The best places to visit

Rio de Janeiro is one of the few seaside resorts in the world that when it rains, still has a lot to offer. The metropolis of Rio boasts a tremendous amount of cultural activities and many of them are either free or, at least affordable. A great resource is the Mapa das Artes Rio de […]

Easy to access lookouts and great views from Leblon to Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro seems to have been designed to be admired from above. Be it from Corcovado, Pão de Açúcar, Vista Chinesa or Pedra da Gávea, the city boasts views of an aesthetically unsurpassed geography. Maybe that’s why they call it the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvellous City). In addition to the classic lookouts there are […]

The political triangle

Rio de Janeiro was Brazil’s capital from 1763 to 1960 and most of the political heritage of that Era is found in the neighborhoods of Catete and Laranjeiras. The tour can be done on foot and it’s ideal to leave the standard circuit and wander in the typical residential areas of Rio as well. Catete […]