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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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The Best Coffee Shops In Centro

While Brazil is outwardly considered the coffee capital of the world, it is often an afterthought for locals who fill bitter black espressos with heaps of sugar to start the day. My love for coffee is largely influenced by my British approach to how I drink tea – mild...
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Founders Yvonne Ivanescu and Sarah Brown invite readers to explore another side of Rio de Janeiro, famously known as the marvellous city. They seek to change perspectives, shatter stereotypes and introduce the world to the real Rio de Janeiro: its vibrant communities, delicious local cuisine, thriving underground culture and unbelievably beautiful scenery.

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Paraty In a Weekend

Paraty In a Weekend

Looking for a weekend getaway from Rio de Janeiro? The Marvellous City is undoubtedly a wonderful place, but it's always good to get away and experience something different, especially when Rio is surrounded by idyllic spots that make for an ideal retreat. Head west...

The Best Hikes In Rio De Janeiro

The Best Hikes In Rio De Janeiro

A city defined by its fluffy forests and golden beaches, bustling with a complex urban life and influenced by the beat of samba, Rio de Janeiro is a travel destination unlike any other. Thanks to its mountainous landscapes and rocky peaks, there is an abundance of...

Why Is The Butt Such A Big Deal In Brazil?

Why Is The Butt Such A Big Deal In Brazil?

Each year, hundreds of women across Brazil prepare themselves to apply for one of the country's most famous and intriguing competitions. Celebrating the nation's most admired physical asset, the Miss Bumbum competition seeks to find the woman with the best butt in...

Leisurely Lunch Spots in Rio de Janeiro

Leisurely Lunch Spots in Rio de Janeiro

Are you looking for the best Rio de Janeiro lunch spot? All of the city’s best finds tend to be in unsigned buildings, out of guide books and only in the mouths of ‘Cariocas’. I have lived in Rio for years, but it wasn’t until I learned the sub...

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The Complete Guide To The Christ The Redeemer

The Complete Guide To The Christ The Redeemer

As one of the most iconic images of Brazil, the Christ the Redeemer is on almost everyone's bucket-list when they come to visit Rio de Janeiro. The statue is an imposing monumental in its own right, yet the real joy of going there lies in the panoramic views...

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Paraty In a Weekend

Looking for a weekend getaway from Rio de Janeiro? The Marvellous City is undoubtedly a wonderful place, but it's always good to get away and experience something different, especially when Rio is surrounded by idyllic spots that make for an ideal retreat. Head west...

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The Best Hikes In Rio De Janeiro

A city defined by its fluffy forests and golden beaches, bustling with a complex urban life and influenced by the beat of samba, Rio de Janeiro is a travel destination unlike any other. Thanks to its mountainous landscapes and rocky peaks, there is an abundance of...

read more

Why Is The Butt Such A Big Deal In Brazil?

Each year, hundreds of women across Brazil prepare themselves to apply for one of the country's most famous and intriguing competitions. Celebrating the nation's most admired physical asset, the Miss Bumbum competition seeks to find the woman with the best butt in...

read more

Is Rio de Janeiro Safe?

Is Rio de Janeiro safe? Rio can be an extremely scary place to visit but not because of the reason that you might be thinking. It seems like the words Rio de Janeiro have become synonymous with the word dangerous. And many people repeatedly ask the question:...

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