Tag Archives: Restaurants

Water Park For All Ages: Rio Water Planet

Have you ever felt like taking a day off and acting like a kid again? Wait, who am I kidding? Who doesn’t want to spend a day splashing around, zipping down slides, and floating on rafts? That’s right no matter what age you are, you will LOVE Rio Water Planet, the largest water park in […]

SoHo in Buenos Aires

When I was living in New York, one of my favorite things to do on a spring weekend was walk around SoHo, grab brunch at Felix, maybe do a little shopping, and check out the street art.  For the first day of summer in Argentina, I headed over to Palermo, the SoHo of Buenos Aires. […]

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Walking distance from San Telmo, you will find the area of Puerto Madero, one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world.  The streets of Puerto Madero which pay homage to the outstanding women in Argentina’s history, has become an exclusive residential, gastronomic and business center of the city.  There are tons of cute […]

Best of Rio 2011

I can’t believe how fast my first year in Rio flew by!  I was extremely lucky to be able to go on some awesome trips, learn about the Brazilian culture and indulge at some of the best restaurants in Rio. Rather than doing a full year recap (boring you by listing out all the cool […]

Where To Stay In Buenos Aires

Looking to get out of Brazil for a weekend? Buenos Aires, Argentina is only a 3 hour flight and believe me it is worth the trip! Note: When you enter Buenos Aires as a foreigner for the first time you must pay $140 entrance tax.  You pay this every 10 years.  If you enjoy being […]

Ilha Grande: Abraão Village

When I have referred to ‘town’ in past Ilha Grande posts I am referring to Abraão Village which is home to many of the restaurants, hotels, bars, travel agencies, grocery stores and boat rentals in Ilha Grande. Note: If you want to stay close to the ‘action’ on the island, find a pousada in walking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking For Imported Goods?

One thing I realized about a week into my move to Rio was that it was a bit challenging to find any of my ‘normal’ kitchen items/ products that I use all the time in New York such as honey mustard,  jams, peanut butter…you know, the basics.  I had been hunting for these key items […]

Taste of Rio

Last year, when I was in New York, I attended the Food & Wine Festival Grand Tasting and had a blast!  When I heard about the Taste of Rio: a similar style event, of course I bought my tickets right away. Note: I found the ticket process to be very annoying/inconvenient- You fill out a […]