Alzirao, the popular World Cup street party in Rio

The Alzirao is at Tijuca, Rio's North Zone.

The Alzirao Crowd in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.

If you want to escape the gringos and watch the World Cup games as a Brazilian and experience the Brazilian vibe, a group of friends ensures that there will be plenty of space in Rio de Janeiro. This group of friends has put together a space to watch the World Cup games for free at the so called Alzirão in Tijuca, north zone of Rio, where a popular party for up to 30 thousand people happens since 1978.


Funny Jeitinho Carioca videos at the World Cup

Jeitinho Carioca Shit Cariocas Say

Jeitinho Carioca Shit Cariocas Say.

The Jeitinho Carioca (or “Shit Cariocas Say”) is a video series that shows the typical mannerisms and ways of living life in the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), the Rio de Janeiro. The first video was based on “Shit New Yorkers Say”, as being characteristic of each city. The first two videos have resulted in a series of videos that mock the “carioca” way of living but their World Cup videos with the throngs of foreigners invading Brazil are hilarious.


São Paulo’s new urban plan: a more compact city, higher buildings, next to the public transportation system

Sao Paulo Skyline

Sao Paulo from the top.

A new urban legislation for Sao Paulo, passed hastily during the World Cup will define how the city – the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world’s ninth largest city by population – may develop in the coming years. It defines items such as which areas of the city may earn what types of buildings, including the maximum heights of the buildings, how many parking spaces per each apartment, which are the green areas and what is the growth limit of the city.


Adriano, brazilian soccer player, selling house in Barra da Tijuca

Entrance of the Mansões Condo at Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.

Entrance of the Mansões Condo at Barra da Tijuca

The time away from football seems to be starting to affect the financial life of soccer player Adriano, the Imperador. Sidelined since his spell at Atlético-PR and currently without a club, the “Emperor” is are putting his house on the market. The mansio is located in a luxury condominium in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeir, and the residences on the place cost at least a dab of R$ 4 million.