Rio de Janeiro

Oh Rio! Many a traveller has fallen under the spell of La Cidade Maravilhosa, and small wonder. It encapsulates everything we love about Brazil. The food, the football, the beaches, the people, the chaos, the adventure. Of course it’s fantastic any time of year, but to truly experience the city in full pomp, you have to go for Carnaval! All our tips and stories below…

After a breathless initiation into Rio‘s circle of good times, The Editor slows things down to learn a bit of the local lingo, in preparation for the rest of his travels around Brazil. It’s a commonly accepted truth, that being a native English speaker dramatically increases one’s chances of being…

Welcome to episode one of a new series of On The Road! This time it’s me, the Editor, on the move and you can follow my urban adventures through Brazil and Argentina right here… So it happened, four days after arriving in Rio de Janeiro. I’d been minding my own…

Enjoy the rest of the winter suckers readers, I’m off to Brazil! And I’m unrepentently smug about it. It’s been a long time coming after all… It was back in 2001 that I and two fellow swashbuckling musketeers, after grinding away in the office for a couple of depressing post-Uni…