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Carnival is coming….Mangueira Samba school rehearsal

Carnival is one of the highlights about living in Brazil, from the costumes to the parties Brazil goes all out to celebrate.  I have been to the Sambadromo to watch the incredible parade of floats for the last 3 years in a row, last year I had even had the privilege to actually be part […]

Northeastern experience in Rio at Feira São Cristóvão

When driving to Zona Sul from the airport you will notice a huge stadium that is filled with tents.  It is not a stadium under construction for the world cup (sorry), it is actually feira or market place filled with traditional Northeastern Brazilian treats, goods, crafts, food and music.  Feira de Sao Cristavo is a great place […]

Enjoy the ballet in style at the Teatro Municipal

There is no better place to take in a show or the ballet then the Teatro Municipal; built in the twentieth century in the center of Rio de Janeiro it is one of the most beautiful theaters in the country.  Hop on the metro and get off at Cinelândia and step out into  the bustling square of Praça Marechal […]

New gastronomic complex in Zona Sul: Gourmet Lagoon

When I feel like going to see a movie I have always tried to go to Cinepolis Lagoon for two reasons: It’s a beautiful location right on the Lagoa and they serve caramel and regular popcorn (you can mix them).  You can read more of my thoughts on the movie theater here, but I want to […]

Today’s history lesson: Petropolis Imperial Palace

It is time for another ‘history’ type post! I like learning about the history of the various places I visit so I hope you find this as interesting as I do.   If you are a history buff and want to learn more about the history of Brazil, head over to the Imperial Palace/ Museum which is located on […]

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 […]