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Inside Background
Visitors from North America esp the USA should be cognizant of certain cultural...
Last edited: September 06, 2011
The most common forms of crime affecting tourists are pick pockets and street...
Last edited: March 25, 2014
The Tupinambás hosted Rio city & around the Guanabara Bay. When french...
Last edited: September 09, 2011
Frommer's Portable Guide to Rio de Janeiro is a useful and practical travel...
Last edited: May 30, 2009
EMBRATUR  Instituto Brasileiro do Turismo (Brazilian Tourist Institute) SCN...
Last edited: December 24, 2008
The great thing about Rio is that it is very temperate all year round. During...
Last edited: May 12, 2010
Inside Transportation
Arrival to Rio de Janeiro will predominantly be by long haul flight, arriving...
Last edited: August 11, 2012
A word of caution: Double-check the location of places you are visiting - it...
Last edited: May 06, 2013
There are a number of public transportation in options in Rio de...
Last edited: March 25, 2014
Taxis - Bordelis As a tourist, the primary form of transportation in Rio will...
Last edited: March 05, 2014
Inside Things to Do
A great day trip, or half-day trip, to do in Rio de Janeiro is a Favela Tour...
Last edited: January 18, 2012
Excitement in Rio: Carnaval and Rio Music Conference! Dating back to 1823, just...
Last edited: March 24, 2014
Although most would not consider Rio to be a popular destination for families...
Last edited: June 21, 2006
I would like to suggest the National Historic Museum in Down Town.  Many...
Last edited: September 30, 2010
Rio not only is a marvelous city (Cariocas call it "Cidade Maravilhosa" ) but...
Last edited: July 19, 2012
Rio is such a vibrant and bustling city with beaches and landmarks that are...
Last edited: July 01, 2014
The Theatro Municpal is Rio's main performing arts venue.  Throughout the year...
Last edited: June 21, 2006
Rio de Janeiro is known for its beach subculture and local fashion reflects the...
Last edited: January 21, 2010
As Rio de Janeiro is blessed with terrific climate all year long, there are...
Last edited: June 11, 2006
Today the Brazilian festivity presents tourists attractions in a much broader...
Last edited: April 01, 2010
Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is truly one of the greatest spectacles in the...
Last edited: February 04, 2008
Samba schools compete every year at the Sambadrome during Carnival.  Some samba...
Last edited: March 07, 2011
The local draught beer in Rio is choppe, brahma is the most popular brand...
Last edited: October 04, 2010
Awesome bird's eye views of Rio's largeset favelas. Many Cariocas may...
Last edited: February 18, 2013
Corcovado is one of those sights that everyone must see.  There are several...
Last edited: April 04, 2009
Favela tours are a controversial subject as to many they appear to be a form of...
Last edited: July 12, 2010
Tandem hang gliding over Rio.  In Brazil it's called asa delta (lit: delta...
Last edited: January 05, 2009
To decompress after a day of business in Rio, there's nothing like drinking a...
Last edited: January 25, 2008
Want to do something fun and different? Ask the guys at Marlin Yacht for a...
Last edited: February 17, 2008
To visit Rio de Janeiro any time of the year is great but there are a few...
Last edited: December 21, 2013
Samba Events through-out the Year When people think of Rio de Janeiro, they...
Last edited: September 16, 2013
The street carnival in Rio is very traditional and extremely fun. There are...
Last edited: January 10, 2014
If you are headed to Rio and are worried about safety, you may read many...
Last edited: December 19, 2012
The beach of Barra da Tijuca, known to locals simply as Barra and pronounced...
Last edited: August 18, 2013
In keeping with the flavor of the times; when they were building hothouses and...
Last edited: April 04, 2013
This is a tranquil area of Rio that is surrounded by nature and has beautiful...
Last edited: February 24, 2007
1) Reaching Cosme Velho  Corcovado Station, a 19th century station from where a...
Last edited: May 24, 2013
The view is undoubtedly fabulous but as views go, sunset at Sugar Loaf...
Last edited: February 15, 2012
Private Tours to the most  famous attractions in Rio: Corcovado, Sugar Loaf...
Last edited: January 31, 2011
  ILHA FISCAL downtown of  Rio de Janeiro  Scenario of what became known as...
Last edited: June 28, 2010
The Christ Statue at the Corcovado mountain, the Sugar Loaf cable car...
Last edited: November 12, 2010
Inside Dining Scene
Eating in Rio de Janeiro offers a complete spectrum of eating experiences...
Last edited: February 05, 2010
There are a select number of truly great restaurants in Rio that can make any...
Last edited: January 25, 2008
Fellini is a nice and simple place to go to when hungry, and their options are...
Last edited: February 07, 2008
Guapo Loco no longer exists.
Last edited: January 21, 2010
The best place to gather friends and have some chat in Rio is a pizza lounge...
Last edited: February 12, 2008
If you're ever looking to visit Rio de Janeiro over the Christmas Holiday...
Last edited: December 28, 2011
Inside Brazil: For Foreign Visitors
The currency in Brazil is the Real (plural is Reais).  It is pronounced like...
Last edited: January 17, 2014
  Brazil practices the so-called "reciprocity" policy in terms of visa...
Last edited: February 02, 2010
To call an ambulance dial 192 To call police dial 190 To call for fire dial 193...
Last edited: July 29, 2009
Portuguese is a Latin language, and its grammar is similar to Spanish and...
Last edited: January 15, 2009
00 xx ( zero zero  xx ) is the International Access (Dial) Code you use to make...
Last edited: June 10, 2009
Tipping in Brazil is typically not expected nor given. Usually, Brazilians only...
Last edited: June 11, 2012
Here is a comprehensive guide to Iguaçu, Manaus(Amazon Forests) and Rio...
Last edited: April 05, 2012
Customs and Duties do not typically apply to tourists visiting with their own...
Last edited: December 26, 2006
The land that has brought the world the Bossa Nova, Pele and coffee has...
Last edited: November 13, 2008
Brazil is the biggest country of South America  and it has also the largest...
Last edited: January 23, 2009
Brazilian cuisine is a result of a combination of key ingredients brought by...
Last edited: May 11, 2014
Brazil is not easy when you talk about ATM machines. The 2 major Banks are...
Last edited: June 07, 2013
Make sure all your childhood vaccines are up to date plus consult a doctor to...
Last edited: December 06, 2013
Travellers Cheques are a bad idea in Salvador at least. Fx, will Banco De...
Last edited: May 10, 2006