I get that no one goes to Rio to stay indoors. The whole point is to enjoy the beach, nature, the outdoors…however, Rio has some funny weather, and every now and then, we’re caught in a storm with nowhere to go. For those rainy days in Rio (or for the days when your skin just … Mais Visiting Rio: Museums
Since the last post was about food, this one is about where you can FIND the food 🙂 Porcão Rio’s: One of my favorite churrascarias. Not only the food is great, but the view of Guanabara Bay is breathtaking! Word of warning: it’s a bit pricey, but totally worth it if you’re looking for the … Mais Visiting Rio: For the Foodies!
Brazil has a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and protein, making our culinary traditions quite extensive and yummy! Here are some of the most delicious (i.e. my favorite) foods (and drinks) in Brazil. Caipirinha: While the original one is with cachaça and limes, we have many versions with different fruits, such as cashew fruit, grape and … Mais Visiting Rio: Foods you MUST try!
Lately there has been a whole push in Rio for boutique hotels. I’ve never stayed in any, but from the pictures, they do look adorable and totally worthwhile, even though most are a bit off the traditional beach path… La Suite Rua Jackson Figueiredo 501, Joá I visited this hotel once, since this is where … Mais Visiting Rio: Boutique Hotels
When visiting Rio, I recommend staying in either Ipanema or Leblon, as these are the most tourist-friendly neighborhoods in the city, providing you with easy access to all the main attractions. Copacabana is still quite successful in its “tourist-appeal” but personally, I’m not a fan, particularly since it’s not as safe as Ipanema and Leblon … Mais Visiting Rio: Where to Stay
Aerial view of the city Christ the RedeemerA famous bossa nova song about arriving in Rio starts off “Cristo Redentor, braços abertos sobre a Guanabara” (or, in English, and not quite as romantic, “Christ the Redeemer, open arms over Guanabara”…it sounds prettier in Portuguese, trust me). It’s no wonder that the Christ Statue is the most … Mais Visiting Rio: Sightseeing Tips
Visas Because of Brazil’s Reciprocity Law, if your country asks Brazilians to get a Tourism Visa before entering (e.g. USA), then you will also need to apply for a Tourist Visa before traveling to Brazil. To check if you need to apply for a visa, click here. You can apply for a visa at your local … Mais Visiting Rio: Travel Information