Are you coming to Rio for the very first time? In case you are wondering how to get around Rio, take a look at this post, where I share valuable advice in terms of transportation. Subway Riding the subway is definitely the safest and most convenient way of getting around Rio. When choosing where to
If you're wondering where to eat in Rio, Seu Vidal, sandwiche store in Copacabana, is a great option for an afternoon meal. I've been there and I wanted to share my impressions. First of all, I was delighted by the nice treatment they give to the clients, since the owners (father and son) take care
When I travel, by the time I need to choose where to stay, my main criteria is always the location and of course the value for money. So I had to write this post here about the neighborhoods in Rio and my opinion about them, in order to help you on this very important choice.
I was born and raised in Rio and I’ve seen lots of foreigners wandering around Copacabana and Ipanema beaches; there are many signs you’re a tourist in Rio de Janeiro. Here are some tips to blend in with the locals a bit better. Wear Havaianas, the original Brazilian flip-flops. Actually, this is one of the
1- You’re always late. Somehow, time just doesn’t run naturally here. One moment you look at your watch and you have plenty of time. The next you’re already late. What happened in the meantime? 2- Because of this, you always mentally add at least 2 hours for social meetings. Even if you get there on
Saara is a region in the Center that has many stores, and it's perfect to buy Carnival accessories and costumes. But where exactly? How to get there: Subway station: Uruguaiana. Saara has 3 main streets (Alfândega, Senhor dos Passos and Buenos Aires), not to mention the little streets in between, and almost infinite number of stores which
Ubatuba is in the seaside of São Paulo state, 5 hours from Rio and 1.5 hours from Paraty. With its 102 beaches and islands, as well as waterfalls, Ubatuba is a paradise that should be on your Brazil travel plans! How to get there Direct bus from Rio to Ubatuba (5 hours, R$100*). Timetable