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Exploring Rio’s ‘Café da Manhã’

Did you know that the Portuguese word for ‘breakfast,’ ‘café da manhã’ literally means ‘morning coffee’?  Or that Brazil is the number one producer of coffee in the world?  It’s no surprise then that you would find some of the best coffee the world has to offer in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) and Centro (city center).  Read on for some suggestions for where to find the best cup.

FINDING THE BEST CUP OF COFFEE IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S ZONA SUL AND CENTRO

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Enjoy a Tour Around Rio’s Theatro Municipal

If you love exploring culture, you’re in for a treat this Saturday, September 21st: the American Society of Rio de Janeiro are offering a guided tour in English of Rio’s ‘Theatro Municipal’ (Municipal Theater).  The society will meet at O Navegador at 2pm–everyone in attendance will receive a free caipirinha.  And the tours begins at 4pm.  Read on for more about the famous Theatro Municipal and the amazing history of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro:

RIO’S AMERICAN SOCIETY OFFER GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE MUNICIPAL THEATER

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Lifestyle Shop, Oficina Itsu, Scores its First Digs in Rio Mall

Today’s featured post offers up a love story–between the creative spirit of an up-and-coming company and the architectural flair of a local studio.  Design studio Oficina Itsu partnered with São Paulo-based studio, Terra e Tuma, to design Itsu’s first retail space in Rio’s Barra Shopping.  The photos of the resulting design ooze pure genius:

AT BRAZILIAN MALL, A LIFESTYLE SHOP LETS THE BREEZE BLOCK BE

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Exchange Rate Between Brazilian Real and U.S. Dollar Highest Since 1994

This week the foreign exchange rate between the Brazilian Real and the U.S. dollar rose to the highest level since 1994, closing at R$4.16/US$1.  In the past month, the dollar has appreciated 3.03 percent due to the upcoming Brazilian presidential elections and international factors.  However the Brazilian Finance Minister says the government will not take action to halt the real’s depreciation:

BRAZILIAN REAL REACHES LOWEST LEVEL AGAINST US DOLLAR SINCE 1994

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Sky Airline Seeks to Offer Direct Flights from Chile to Brazil

In August, Norwegian Air was authorized to begin operating direct flights from Europe to Brazil, which are expected to start in January of 2019.  Recently Brazil’s National Aviation Agency (ANAC) received a request from Sky Airline to authorize flights from Chile to Brazil.  Sky Airline is the third low-cost airline to make such a request since Norwegian Air’s recent authorization.  Read on for more:

ANOTHER LOW-COST AIRLINE SEEKS TO ENTER BRAZIL’S AIR TRAVEL MARKET

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The Queermuseum Reopens In Rio’s Parque Lage

Queermuseu (Queermuseum), Brazil’s largest queer art exhibition, has reopened in Rio’s Parque Lago after protests shut the exhibition down nearly one year ago. Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian Art, which will run through September 16, continues to operate at the center of debates on freedom of expression, censorship, and the criminalization of art in Brazil:

BRAZIL’S LARGEST QUEER EXHIBITION REOPENS AFTER BEING CENSORED LAST YEAR

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