A RIO Love Story

RIO Love Story is a destination management team operating out of RIO and specializing in offering uniquely personal RIO experiences.  The RIO Love Story Team recently launched a RIO Cultural Interaction Experience, giving visitors the opportunity to not only understand, but to experience RIO through activities like dancing the funk carioca and preparing caipirinhas.  Read on to find out how you can be a part of the next RIO Love Story Experience!

RIO LOVE STORY LAUNCHES CULTURAL INTERACTION PROGRAM IN VIDIGAL

The Rio Cultural Interaction program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Picture of the Day

Nineteen-year old Luna Buschinelli may have created the largest piece of graffiti ever painted by a woman. Mayor Marcelo Crivella certainly believes so.   And the entire city of RIO is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records.  Read on for more about this beautiful painting, created as a tribute to mother’s and teachers.  For more of Luna’s beautiful art, visit: http://www.lunabuschinelli.com.br/

GUINNESS RECORD TO CHECK NEWLY UNVEILED BRAZIL GRAFFITI

Guinness Records to check newly unveiled Brazil graffiti

RIO Roundup

Today’s featured post offers a roundup of the 13 Best Things to Do in RIO de Janeiro.  Click for popular sites like Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach and places you may not have heard of such as Jardim Botânico and Ilha Fiscal.  You can even sort the list to include only free activities!  Now it’s your turn: how many places on this list have you visited already?  And if you haven’t made it to RIO yet, which would be your first stop?

Tijuca National Park

A Sweet Finish to Eat RIO’s Food Tour

Tom Le Mesurier, founder and tour guide for Eat Rio food tours, tweeted the SWEETEST finish for yesterday’s tour.  And a huge congratulations to Eat Rio for snagging TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the third consecutive year!  Check out tour options on the website where the goal is: Escape the tourist traps and get to know the real Rio through its food.

Le Mesurier’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/eatrio_net/status/877333578077528064

Eat Rio Website: http://eatrio.net/

An Unconventional Exit

Your flying experience may never be the same again, if Southwest Airlines has any say in the matter.  The carrier is testing out a pilot program at two airports, using two doors to unload passengers onto jetways as well as from the back of the plane.  The hope is to discover ways to save time at the end of a flight.  If all goes well, this new exit strategy may come to an airport near you.  Read on for more:

AT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, TWO DOORS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Former RIO Governor Cabral Sentenced for Lava Jato

Yesterday Sergio Cabral, former Rio de Janeiro state Governor, was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for his role in a Brazil corruption scheme dubbed as Lava Jato (Car Wash).  The investigation, which grew from a simple look into an accusation of money laundering, had led to the arrest of several other high ranking political figures as well.  Read on for the details:

FORMER RIO DE JANEIRO GOVERNOR SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON

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Mayor Crivella May Have Two Left Feet

With all due respect to RIO Mayor Marcello Crivella, we’re left wondering if he may have two left feet and questioning whether he truly bleeds samba beats after an announcement that his administration may reduce subsidies for samba schools by half next year.  Oh, Mayor Crivella, say it isn’t so!  True, the money saved would be applied to a wonderful cause: much-needed resources and improvements for city-run daycare centers.  But there MUST be another source, one that won’t affect Carnival.  Read on and then tell us: what do you think?

RIO’S MAYOR MAY CUT SAMBA SCHOOL SUBSIDIES BY HALF

Rio Mayer Marcelo Crivella, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News