Rio's Kooky Bonzolandia: Shop for Souvenirs with a Difference

Rio's Kooky Bonzolandia: Shop for Souvenirs with a Difference

Shopping for souvenirs in Rio de Janeiro needn’t be just about replica Christ statues, Havaianas flip-flops and caipirinha kits. Locally produced arts and handicrafts are available at stores, street markets and makeshift stalls across the city, and the boho-chic neighborhood...
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The Best Spots for Romantic Dining in Beautiful Rio de Janeiro

The Best Spots for Romantic Dining in Beautiful Rio de Janeiro

Romance and Rio de Janeiro go together like lime and sugar cane rum, and loved-up visitors to the city will find ample opportunity to wine and dine in some of the most romantic settings imaginable. And while fine dining in...
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Ten Top Attractions for Happy Holidays in Rio de Janeiro

Ten Top Attractions for Happy Holidays in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro has more than its fair share of big ticket attractions – from the towering Christ Statue and cable car ride up Sugar Loaf mountain to the busy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. And, with many major holidays...
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10 Best Spots to Eat and Drink in Rio´s Trendy Ipanema Neighborhood

10 Best Spots to Eat and Drink in Rio´s Trendy Ipanema Neighborhood

  The affluent Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Ipanema offers plenty of tempting reasons for foodies of all tastes and budgets to visit. Ipanema is a favorite hang out for the young and the beautiful, and there are plenty of...
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Casa Mosquito: Enjoy Luxury Rio Lodgings with a Difference

Casa Mosquito: Enjoy Luxury Rio Lodgings with a Difference

This kooky boutique guesthouse has a plum position between Ipanema and Copacabana From its name to its location, everything about Rio de Janeiro’s Casa Mosquito seems designed to buck the trends established by the city’s traditional, high-end hotel...
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Start the Day the Brazilian Way at Rio's Top Breakfast Spots

Start the Day the Brazilian Way at Rio's Top Breakfast Spots

  Whether you eat at your hotel or head out to a cafe to start your day, breakfast in Rio won’t disappoint. These lavish spreads are ideal for enjoying at a leisurely pace – a typical cafe de manha includes tempting platters...
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Ten of the Best Restaurants with Healthy Menus in Rio de Janeiro

Ten of the Best Restaurants with Healthy Menus in Rio de Janeiro

  Restaurants with healthy menus are in ample supply in Rio de Janeiro. Although the traditional local meal is a heavy medley of meat, rice and beans, there´s a growing emphasis on restaurants catering to the body-conscious types that frequent...
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A Good Alternative In Lima Downtown: Real Plaza Centro Civico

A Good Alternative In Lima Downtown: Real Plaza Centro Civico

Real Plaza — Photo courtesy of Isabel Guerra Real Plaza is a shopping center that has added new life to a section of Lima Downtown that had been absolutely underestimated until until a few years ago. Its location is unbeatable:...
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10 Best Beaches for Sun-Lovers and Sightseers in Rio de Janeiro

10 Best Beaches for Sun-Lovers and Sightseers in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro´s beaches are justly famous the world over, with Ipanema and Copacabana capturing the world´s attention like no other other stretches of sand in the world. The fame of these beaches is due in no small part to...
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Getting To Know Lima, Peru's Plaza Mayor

Getting To Know Lima, Peru's Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is a very historic site in Lima; it is actually the place where the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima in 1535. Despite the fact that there are very few monuments dating back to those times, the brass...
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