Praia da Macumba, rio cvb, by Jean Jacques Limbourg

Praia da Macumba

Recreio translates in English to “school recess” and is an old town that used to be out of the way, from Rio. Favorite area of surfistas is now a prime zone for real estate development and becoming a bedroom community of Rio with Barra de Tijuca just 10 km up the road. There are 2 […]

Serra da Balanca Brazil

Challenging Your Dreams – Overlanding Brazil

Grace Downey, a Physical Education teacher from Sao Paulo was involved with scouting since her childhood, she hooked-up with Robert Ager, from London,  he also taught Physical Education (except in England) until deciding to move to Brazil in 1995. They shared a dream and a challenge because independently they had both always loved traveling and […]

Kitesurfing Brazil

Kitesurfing Brazil

The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable, and there are different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle, freeride, downwinders, speed, course racing, wakestyle, jumping and wave-riding. In 2012, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated by the ISAF and IKA at 1.5 million persons worldwide (pending review). Kitesurfing Brazil has been a frontrunner in the growth […]

Barra da Tijuca

Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro

NEW YORK – TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, the next generation of luxury hospitality, and LSH Barra S.A. announce the development of Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro. Located in the posh Jardim Oceanico sub-district of the famous Barra da Tijuca borough and facing one of Rio’s most magnificent beaches, the 13-story, 171-guestroom Trump Rio will be TRUMP […]

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen is the best role model, there could’ve ever been for all Brazilians. This woman’s attraction is not just from being sexy, she’s attractive because she’s smart. You need-not even like her look, to love her style. This chick oozes attitude and knows how to make good stuff happen. Since 2004, she’s been the […]

Rio de Janeiro sunrise, when the nightlife goes to the beach..

Rio de Janeiro Sunrise

The very first time I stayed in Rio was between Christmas and New Years Eve, on Barra da Tijuca in a nice condo across the road from the beach. All along the beach there are small cabana kiosks called Baraccas (check spelling), and every morning before the sun comes up, the nightlife comes to the […]

Brazilian National Congress by Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Niemeyer was schooled at the National School of Fine Arts, and after graduating worked at his father’s typography house, as well as a draftsman for local architectural firms. In the 1930s, he interned with Lúcio Costa, with the pair collaborating on the design for the Palácio Gustavo Capanema in Rio de […]

Brazil Football

Football, or soccer to us Canucks, is a magnitude of ten times more fanatical in Brazil, as hockey is to Canada. No country on earth has created an identity, related to a sport, in the way that Brazil has with football – they are the football nation. Indeed, football is a fabric of life here […]

Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Maracanã Stadium

The Estádio do Maracanã (English: Maracanã Stadium), officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is, as the Maracanã neighborhood where it is located, named after the Rio Maracanã, a now canalized river in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened […]

Garota de Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema

Brazil enjoys the largest recording industry outside of the United States, so the number of brilliant artists and the wide variety of genres (most people have never heard of), is truly staggering. Perhaps the first time I’d ever hear this beautiful language was by vinyl record, as my father had a huge jazz collection, and […]