Things to see and do, interesting facts of day to day life in Rio de Janeiro

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A Warning: Digital Certificate Scam?

I would like to share my experience with SERASA EXPERIAN, a digital certificate company in Brazil. I think they have a way of doing business that is unethical, […]

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Social transformation through art in Rio de Janeiro

The favelas, or communities as they are also referred to, are inextricably bound up with Rio de Janeiro, and I think it would be fair to say that the people […]

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The best Rio de Janeiro and Brazil blogs

There are a lot of great bloggers out there and what is better than getting first-hand advice from people who are living in Rio de Janeiro or other […]

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Remarkable Rio Expat: Alison McGowan – Pousada & Brazil Travel Expert

The untold gold of Brazil’s pousada accommodation Alison McGowan is a British journalist and photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. After 30 years of living working and travelling […]

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Diamantina – Jewel of Colonial Brazil and the Estrada Real

Diamantina, in the state of Minas Gerais, was the diamond capital of 18th century Brazil. Today, its historical importance is only surpassed by the beauty of its buildings […]

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Hang Gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

Some people say that Rio de Janeiro is a place where you can do just about everything without ever leaving the city. Whether it is on water, land […]

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Favela Tours – The Good and the Bad

On May 30th, 2013, a 25 year old German tourist was shot in Rocinha, the biggest favela in Rio de Janeiro (and South America). Also recently, the Complexo […]

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Access to Christ the Redeemer – The changes.

There has been a lot of confusion about the changes that the city of Rio de Janeiro introduced in the organization of selling tickets for access to the […]

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Hiking in Rio: Pedra Bonita (Beautiful Rock)

If you’re visiting Rio de Janeiro, and need a break from the bustling touristy areas, as well as some fresh air, Pedra Bonita is a place with beautiful […]

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Free WiFi on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

Visitors of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon) can enjoy free wireless access to internet (WiFi). The service was installed in 2010 and recently the bandwidth has […]

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