Tourists Gather to Dangle Near RIO

A photograph of a woman dangling precariously from a cliff, a one-hour drive from RIO, went viral recently, viewers amazed at what appeared to be a daredevil’s trick.  It turns out that there’s a little more to this photo–but the plateau at Pedra del Telegrafo is truly an attraction for venturesome tourists.  Read on to for pics of tourists displaying their adventurous side at this Brazilian landmark:

DAREDEVIL DANGLING HIS FIANCE OVER CLIFF ISN’T QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS

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Plans for Assistance Center for Immigrants and Refugees in RIO

The Rio de Janeiro government has plans to build a center that will connect immigrants and refugees with legal paperwork, education, and jobs.  The center will focus on providing education first and is part of a previously implemented plan to provide support services to refugees.  Read on:

RIO TO BUILD ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS

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Unleash Your Vacation Photo Prowess

When you vacation in a place like RIO, you’ll no doubt create memories that will last a lifetime.  Still, you want to take photos that capture those moments and allow you to share (okay, brag about) them with family, friends, and coworkers.  After reading today’s featured post, you’ll be well on your way to snapping stunning photos during your next trip to RIO or wherever the breeze may take you.  Enjoy!

10 STUNNING PHOTO IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION

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Police Arrest Suspect in Tourist Shooting

Over the weekend, Rio de Janeiro police arrested a man they believe was involved in the recent shooting of a British tourist who was vacationing in the city with her husband and children.  During the confrontation between police and a group of criminals (during which the suspect was apprehended), two other men were shot and died at the scene.

RIO POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN BRITISH TOURIST SHOOTING

More to See and Do in RIO

When people think about RIO, Christ the Redeemer, beautiful beaches, and Sugarloaf Mountain usually come to mind first.  Today’s post features more than a dozen fascinating things to see an do in RIO along with info on how to get there.  Take a gander and find out how to conquer the seemingly insurmountable Pedra da Gávea (and chase the experience with a splash in the waterfall).  Or where to enjoy modernist exhibitions, a dip in the pool, AND a free art workshop for the kiddies!

RIO DE JANEIRO ATTRACTIONS

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A Guide to RIO Beaches

A mesmerizing view of Sugarloaf, but not exactly suitable for swimming.  The classic RIO beach experience. An “odd sense of antiquity” and sand reminiscent of brown sugar.  Whatever your beach fantasies, today’s featured article breaks down the unique offerings of RIO beaches and includes advice on how to get there!

RIO DE JANEIRO BEACHES

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The Answer to a Divine Calling

The district of Penedo is the only Finnish settlement in Brazil.  Located in the Mantiqueira’s mountain range, Penedo lies between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and should TOTALLY be included on your list of places to visit near Rio.  A bit of history: the first Finnish settler in Penedo was Toivo Uúskallio, whose travel to the settlement was supposedly a response to a “divine call.”  Read on to find out more of what Penedo has to offer, like Finnish Santa Claus and an authentic Santa’s sled from Lapland!

PENEDO: A FINNISH CORNER IN RIO’S MOUNTAIN RANGE

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