Rio de Janeiro

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Late night Samba parties, local football matches and record-breaking street art... it's all part of our guide to Rio de Janeiro's top secret treasures. Lauren Quinn lets the cats out of the bags.

rio de janeiro weekend guide

Somewhere between the passion of the samba and the pain of the system lies the truth of this marvelous city. Lauren Quinn looks at Rio de Janeiro from the inside out… Like a dazzling Hollywood diva in her prime, Rio de Janeiro was once stunning, classy and wealthy. Sadly no…

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Boat trips, blue lagoons, beautiful beaches… and bed bugs? The Editor discovers a quirky travellers’ paradise in Brazil in this, his latest adventure on the road. Come join the ride… “Do you think they have bed bugs here?” demands a comose Australian from his reclining position on a bottom bunk,…

rio de janeiro activities

Stuck for things to do in Rio? After three weeks of experiencing every aspect of the city, our itinerant Editor has a few suggestions on how best to experience Brazil’s culture and nightlife capital. Rio is definitely a party town, especially in summer and during Carnaval season… but surprise surprise,…

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Thought Carnaval was just four days long? Think again! The Editor experiences a host of pre-carnival parties and parades in Rio… without unduly damaging his bank account. It’s just gone 1pm in the Largo de São Francisco de Paula square in Rio de Janeiro. To my left a 6’2″, heavily…