My Samba no Pé Style Defeats Your Gafieira Style

The music and dance of samba originated in RIO, the Cidade Maravilhosa.  And many have trekked to the Marvelous City excited to take samba lessons where it all began.  But did you know there are two distinct styles of samba dance?  Read on to find out how to decide which type of the dance is for you:

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-travel/finding-samba-dance-lessons-while-visiting-rio-de-janeiro/

Finding Samba Dance Lessons While Visiting Rio de Janeiro

The City With It All

Enjoy this post detailing the author’s exploration of RIO in anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Games.  Beautiful photos and colorful descriptions of some of RIO’s best places to eat and visit make this a Must Read: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3502191/Exploring-Cidad-Maravilhosa-Rio-Brazil-s-beachtown-jewel-jaw-dropping-mountain-views-soft-golden-sands.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Watch your step! Escadaria Selarón, also known as the Selaron Steps are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón

CA Mother Hopes to Make Olympic History in RIO

Brittney Reese, considered the world’s most dominant jumper of the decade and single mother, hopes to make history at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by becoming the first woman ever to repeat as gold medalist in the long jump.  Read on to find out the largest motivator for this Chula Vista Supermom.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Single-Mother-Hopes-to-Make-History-as-First-Woman-to-Repeat-as-Long-Jump-Gold-Medalist-376460911.html

New Gateway Drug

So it seems mountain climbing is the new gateway drug for RIO tourists.  Once, hiking to the top of Pedra da Gavea, a mountain on the outskirts of the city, was enough.  Now, tourists are taking their stunts to a new level, posting photos of themselves while sitting or standing dangerously close to the edge of the cliffs.  What will be next?  Read on for more nail-biting images!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3546181/The-new-nail-biting-craze-Brazil-Hanging-edge-2-769-foot-cliff-face-perfect-shot.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Tens of thousands of people have been flocking to Pedra da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to take nail-biting images like this one of Gabrielle Rodrigues and her boyfriend (above)

 

Be Transported

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 will take over RIO’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum designed by legendary Modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.  The brand is no stranger to futurist-minded buildings for its shows, with main season shows taking place in the Fondation Louis Vuitton with elaborately designed sets.  Read on to find out how you can get behind-the-scenes looks at events leading up to Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2017 Show:

http://www.vogue.com/13424835/louis-vuitton-resort-2017-show-niteroi-contemporary-art-museum/