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Marley’s Pub: Bringing a New Nightlife Option to Botafogo

Marley's Pub in Botafogo brings a rare combination to Rio de Janeiro's nightlife scene - live music, a mouth-watering menu and on-tap homemade beers. It is literally the mix that sets the scene for my perfect night out. We were invited to check out the new venue and...
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Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating At JAEÉ In Leblon

Healthy, organic eating is a growing gastronomic trend and thankfully, it looks set to stay. Some forward-thinking restaurants in Rio de Janeiro that have taken the leap to serve locally produced food, free from preserves and additives. The current hub of healthy...
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20 Brazilian Foods You Have To Try – And Where To Find Them In Rio De Janeiro

Brazil may not be well known on the global culinary scene but for those in the know, the country has some real gastronomic gems. I love Brazilian food and I always end up appreciating it more than ever when I visit my family and friends in Wales - I especially miss...
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Feijoada: The National Dish Of Brazil And Where To Find It In Rio De Janeiro

Feijoada, a black bean stew slow-cooked with meat, is the national dish of Brazil and the ultimate comfort food. The feast is a serving of black beans in their own juice with salted pork, chunks of beef, smoked sausage and strips of jerked beef accompanied by fried...
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Where to Drink Wine in Rio de Janeiro

Where to Drink Wine in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing beats a glass of wine. It’s appropriate on so many occasions. Had a bad day? Have a glass of wine. Have something to celebrate? Have a glass of wine. It’s also suitable for all climates. If it’s hot, drink a nice, cold rosé and if it’s cold, go for deep,...

Marley’s Pub: Bringing a New Nightlife Option to Botafogo

Marley’s Pub: Bringing a New Nightlife Option to Botafogo

Marley's Pub in Botafogo brings a rare combination to Rio de Janeiro's nightlife scene - live music, a mouth-watering menu and on-tap homemade beers. It is literally the mix that sets the scene for my perfect night out. We were invited to check out the new venue and...

UK Woman Shot in Favela. Let’s Talk Safety in Rio de Janeiro

UK Woman Shot in Favela. Let’s Talk Safety in Rio de Janeiro

Reports of a British woman being shot after driving through a favela on Sunday, 6th August have been all over the news, notably in the UK. I know this as it was my mum who was the first person to text me about it, right after I had seen it reported here in Rio through...

Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating At JAEÉ In Leblon

Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating At JAEÉ In Leblon

Healthy, organic eating is a growing gastronomic trend and thankfully, it looks set to stay. Some forward-thinking restaurants in Rio de Janeiro that have taken the leap to serve locally produced food, free from preserves and additives. The current hub of healthy...

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Where to Drink Wine in Rio de Janeiro

Nothing beats a glass of wine. It’s appropriate on so many occasions. Had a bad day? Have a glass of wine. Have something to celebrate? Have a glass of wine. It’s also suitable for all climates. If it’s hot, drink a nice, cold rosé and if it’s cold, go for deep,...

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The Complete Guide to Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande - which literally translates to Big Island - is a tropical island just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state and is about 160 kilometres from Copacabana. It is an island defined by its white beaches, clear blue waters and as a car-free zone. In short, it...

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