Countdown to the Olympics 2016! It’s been 7 years since Rio beat Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago in the bidding process and was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Games. For us, Brazilians, it’s been 7 years following the preparations, changes, ups and downs, and everything that comes with hosting a […]
Leblon: the jewel of Rio de Janeiro
Leblon… the neighborhood you will fall in love while visiting Rio de Janeiro! Internationally, few people have ever heard of Leblon. When I mention “Rio de Janeiro”, they normally think of Copacabana or Corcovado, if anything. Cariocas (those who are born in Rio) know its true value though. The area has never been so attractive. […]
It’s Carnival in Brazil!!!!!!
In Brazil, this is the most anticipated Friday the 13th in decades. The reason is simple: é Carnaval (it’s Carnival)!!! Carnival celebrations vary greatly from region to region. Music, rhythm, traditions, everything changes. But one thing is similar throughout the entire country: wearing costumes or not, Brazilians love to take the streets and party day and night […]
Jericoacoara: the adventure starts on the “road”
Few people know it, but there are no roads to get in and out of Jericoacoara, Northern Brazil. Actually, there’s no pavement in the entire village, not even downtown. The reason is that it is located at a protected area inside a National Park. So, you have to drive for a while on the sand dunes. […]