Category Archives: Rio de Janeiro

QR Code around Rio!

The traditional black and white stones used in the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema seafronts have been given a modern twist in order to help out tourists.  Using an idea developed in Portugal, QR codes made of the stones have started … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Carnival : Street Parties Schedule 2013

Celebrated annually in Brazil, the carnival is held forty days before the beginning of the Easter and it takes different formats all over the country. Rio de Janeiro has the biggest party of all and during the carnival period the … Continue reading

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Copacabana Rio de Janeiro – 120 years Anniversary

Simone Wells –  Brazilnuts Tours Team Today, the 6th of July the world-famous Copacabana beach is celebrating its 120 year anniversary. Copacabana is one of the most sought after places to visit or stay while travelling to Rio de Janeiro, … Continue reading

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NEW RESTAURANTS IN COPACABANA – RIO DE JANEIRO

Starting last year, and continuing in 2012, Copacabana has seen a migration of prized chefs running away from the high rental prices of  Ipanema and Leblon; attracted by the largest concentration of hotels in Rio de Janeiro, several new restaurants … Continue reading

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The Young & The Beautiful: Buzios

By Brazil Nuts Tours Director ADAM CARTER  As “Insight Guides Brazil” wrote: “What is amazing about Buzios…. is that it is one of only a handful of super-hyped destinations that does not delude or disappoint. It is not just as … Continue reading

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Escaping the Crowds – Rio de Janeiro

By Guest Contributor LIONEL BEEHNER of the New York Times WHY NOW Caipirinha and samba keep the party going in Rio de Janeiro, no matter the season. Despite pounding rains that devastated certain Rio neighborhoods, the city’s famed beaches are relatively unharmed … Continue reading

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Peripheral Vision

By Gust Contributor JOHN BOWE of the NEW YORK TIMES One recent, drizzly Sunday, I met the artist Vik Muniz at his Ipanema home to drive from Zona Sul, the beachy, bathing-suited Rio of Copacabana lore, to the less renowned … Continue reading

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A Word About “The World’s Greatest Party”

    By Brazil Nuts Tours Director ADAM CARTER CARNIVAL… a time when the entire city explodes in  five-day-long revelry. While to the casual observer this is an apparently chaotic time, with seemingly no rhyme or reason to the ebb … Continue reading

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Weekly Top Five of Five — Latin America Hotel Roundup

Guest Contribution from THE INDEPENDENT This week, a look at the most popular hotels in five South American cities – Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, Santiago, São Paulo and Bogotá. Next week, thousands of revelers will flock to Rio de … Continue reading

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4 Perfect Days in Rio

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER According to Travel & Leisure Magazine’s recent cover story, Rio is “hot, and on the rise”.  There is simply no other city on earth more beautiful or more exciting. Attractions both natural and cosmopolitan abound … Continue reading

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