Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Best Sandwich In Rio

Opened in 1955, Cervantes Restaurantes  is an institution in Rio de Janeiro, and the obligatory late-night stop. It started out as a grocery store that served only sandwiches, and was later purchased by a family of Spaniards who expanded the menu and extended the hours of operation until the wee hours (open till 4am daily! talk […]

Rock In Rio

How do you kick off the largest concert series in the world?  Obviously with a fire work display like it’s the Forth of July! The first night of Rock In Rio (see previous post for full Rock in Rio details), started off with a bang, and featured performances by Claudia Leitte, Katy Perry, Elton John […]

Rock in Rio: Rock City

On Friday night I attended the first night of Rock in Rio, the largest music festival in the world! Since this was such a huge event, I am going to cover it in two posts so make sure you check back for the actual concert videos and details! This concert series takes place September 23rd-October […]

In Rio de Janeiro, Juice Bars That Are More Than Juice

I came across an article in the New York Times “In Rio, Juice Bars That Are More Than Juice” and decided it was worth sharing with you, so I have included the article below. It provides some nice money saving tips for when you are visiting Rio.  For more detailed information on the juices, check […]

Sugar Loaf

The height and unmistakable outline of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf )makes it one of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. The most popular way of reaching the top is to take the glass-paneled cable car (Bondinho in Portuguese) which has been running every 20 minutes since 1912.  Don’t worry, it has been rebuilt/ updated since […]

Arpoador Surfers Paradise Round 2

I came across this article, Arpoador: Living in a Surfer’s Paradise and thought it was ‘post worthy’; a follow up to my previous Arpoador= Perfect AM Surf Spot.  Learn more about vacationing near Arpoador! Nestled between the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana lies Arpoador, a tiny neighborhood best known for surfing and romance. Arpoador’s residents […]

Incredible Fog Rolling Across Rio

The weather has been kind of dismal and grey the last 2 weeks however the fog that rolls in is pretty incredible.  It is so think and comes over so quickly you will get lost in it before you even realize you are surrounded by the mist Thought I had to share these pics of […]

How About A Trip To The Zoo

When I was younger my dad was the commissioner of Roger Williams Park Zoo, which meant that I got to be the lucky girl to cut the red ribbon when a new exhibit at the zoo opened (yes it was awesome!).  Since then, I have always loved going to the zoo and so of course […]

Not Your Average Health Food

Juice Co is a great restaurant that certainly lives up to its name as you will find over 60 different, delicious juice concoctions. But the trendy restaurant serves much more than just freshly squeezed juice.  The stylish two-story  restaurant serves a wide rage of healthy food choices from foccacia sandwiches and salads to risottos, grilled […]

Country Clubbing in Rio

I have to give credit to Groupon Brazil for this one, had they not offered such a huge discount for Estação do Corpo (translates to Body Station) a fitness/country club here in Rio, I probably would not be writing about it (and planning on joining) today.  The massive club is situated on Lagoa, which means […]