rio de janerio

Rio Favela Tours

My travel partner is always one for alternative travel. She has a big concern for social and environmental issues and is constantly investigating hostels with recycling programs and ecological tours. One of the new day tour concepts in Rio de Janerio is touring the local Favela’s, and she was all for it. For those who […]

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Survival Guide: Rio Carnival

There is very little that can prepare you for a city the size of Rio de Janeiro, especially when it’s during Carnival. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or “The Marvelous City” for good reason, its quite stunning with its long white sand beaches, glittering skyrises and beautiful people. Still, I was nervous flying into

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Experiencing in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (“River of January”) is the second-largest city in Brazil and the biggest city I have even been to. Rio is known for its beautiful natural setting, carnival, samba, its beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) and its crime (ever watched City of God?). Rio has a population of around 11 million people and

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