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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 […]

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 […]

Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana is an upscale neighborhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. It is the most famous and prestigious neighborhood of Brazil and one of the world’s best known. It has the nickname of Princess of the Sea and the Heart of South Zone, bordering neighborhoods of Lagoa, […]

Rio de Janeiro bicycle map

Rio de Janeiro Bike Map

I love bicycle riding almost as much as body surfing and swimming in the sea. The beauty to life in Brazil can be enhanced, by enjoying the richness of each moment. My favorite mode of transport and method for chilling-out, is to ride my mountain-bike, along bike paths, under the palms trees, beside the beach. […]

Praia do Leblon

Leblon is an upscale neighborhood in the southern city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Located between the Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Morro Brothers and Canal Garden of Allah.  The neighborhood is bordered by the Gávea, Lagoa, Ipanema and Vidigal . Its inhabitants belong mostly to the upper class, including some of the elite names […]

Beaches of Rio

I’m an expat Canuck living in Brazil and loving it. One of my favorite places is Macumba Beach, the last public beach in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Over 11 years ago I first saw Macumba Beach and the first time noticed a mountain road going along the bottom of the rain forest, across […]