Category Archives: Rio de Janeiro

So hot in Rio, this guy went to work wearing a skirt

On Monday, Rio de Janeiro recorded its highest temperature of the year ( 40.6 degrees Celsius). According to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), the month of January in the state capital was the driest in 13 years, with only 34 % of expected rain. And it has not rained significantly in the city for [...]

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Amazing pictures of Rio de Janeiro in different times

You have to check these amazing pictures of Rio de Janeiro in different times. They belong to the American School of Rio de Janeiro. The Botafogo bay front and Copacabana when it was just a resort area from the summit of Pão de Açucar in 1919. Harriet Chalmers Adams was the photographer Looking Down on [...]

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Sun, sea and Oil: norwegian experts come to Rio to try their luck in the pre-salt oil exploration

The types are slender, blond and with broad gestures that stand out in the corridors of a large commercial buildings in the South Zone of Rio. So common on the beaches, they are still scarce in the workplace of the city. Their growing presence in Brazil is explained by one of those rare intersections of [...]

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Brazilians in the spotlight: Morena Baccarin, a carioca in Hollywood

Two months before starting to record the episodes of the second season of “Homeland,” the actress Rio naturalized in the United States Morena Baccarin came to Brazil to enjoy carnival and disseminate the program in his country winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series. Displayed by the FX channel since March 4th, “Homeland” tells [...]

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Vidigal Guesthouses Thrive After UPP

February 7, 2012 | By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter to the Riotimesonline.com RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prior to the pacification of Vidigal in November 2011, a visit to the favela was usually only made by adventure travelers, or those who had friends to escort them. The idea of a foreigner owning real estate [...]

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Christ The Redemeer, a symbol of Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer is one of the main symbols of Brazil. His image, easily recognized around the world, helps sell products and carries a meaning that opens doors, convince sponsors and public calls for various events. All this obviously leads to a question: what is the value of this brand? In an extreme stretch of [...]

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Jennifer Lopez on the brazilian carnival 2012

The cabin(camarote) of the Brahma beer changed place in Sapucaí(the avenue where Samba schools parade in Carnaval in Rio), but by no means lost its luster. And as always, it promises to be one of the most lively and full of beautiful people of Rio Carnival 2012. To start, Jennifer Lopez is a guaranteed presence [...]

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Buying property nowadays in Rio

Apartment buying in Rio de Janeiro requires a lot of documentation checking before the initial approach. Rio’s real estate market is very complex and it usually takes more than two weeks to understand the hidden details. Your knowledge should include general prices, locations, facilities and security details. The first thing you should know is whether [...]

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What Carioca Women Like?

Mr. Rant and I were joking around about our little city of love here in Rio de Janeiro. I mean, let’s just be honest, no single person comes to Rio de Janeiro and doesn’t hope to get laid.So we came up with the perfect tourism logo for the citizens of …

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When in Rio de Janeiro, Ride the Bus

It’s been a while since I’ve cruised the bus scene in Rio de Janeiro. I’m lucky enough to be able fulfill most of my needs in my neighborhood and get basically everywhere else by metro.  But sometimes I need to go elsewhere so I’ve decided to get …

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“Olha o Globo!” – Brothers, Biscuits & Beaches

(with Two Brothers in the background) Ask any beach-going Brazilian that has been to Rio de Janeiro what images come to mind when they think of Rio and I’d bet Biscoito Globo is one of them. The famous doughnut-shaped powder biscuits are as common a sight as the sunbathers in Ipanema applauding the beautiful sunsets, [...]

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