Lapa during the Day Lapa is known as Rio de Janeiro’s late night district, or the “Montmartre Carioca,” boasting clubs and bars playing house and various forms of Brazilian music, from samba to baile funk, which originated in the favelas. The streets are lined with restaurants and street food, and on the weekend, they become… Read More Lapa showcases the cultural heritage of Rio
One of the first things I did when I came to Rio was take a food tour. The Eat Rio Food Tours came highly recommended, and it was a great way to start off a trip to Rio to get the lay of the land and to explore Brazilian and Carioca culture through food. First,… Read More Eat Rio Food Tour
“I’m a genius! I made the most fantastic staircase ever in the history of humanity. In Rio de Janeiro! Because it couldn’t have happened in any other city!” – Jorge Selarón The Dark Side Of Escadaria Selarón The Escadaria Selarón was created by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón as a tribute to the city and the… Read More Escadaria Selarón: The Essence Of Rio
Why I Chose To Stay At The Golden Tulip Regente I have to admit that reading all of the horror stories about Rio had me a little worried as I was planning this trip. Many travelers described being robbed as a necessary rite of passage for visitors to Rio and Cariocas alike. If you go… Read More Hotel Review: Golden Tulip Regente Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, why not? Don’t let the visa process stop you! The only real reason I had for choosing to go to Rio now was the availability of cheap flights this summer, not to mention the very favorable exchange rate, so I began planning my trip to Rio only a month and half before… Read More Brazilian Visas for US citizens: So you want to go to Rio?