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Brazil–the Best Team in the World?

Brazil has made it to the 2018 World Cup, but today’s featured article lays out the reasons we should continue to hold our breath.  Will the momentum the Selecao hold over until a win in 2018?  Read on to find out why you should cheer (or fear) for the team!

http://www.espnfc.com/team/brazil/205/blog/post/3092331/brazil-qualify-for-russia-2018-why-selecao-and-relaxed-neymar-are-to-be-feared-again-at-2018-world-cup

The Oscar Niemeyer Rio de Janeiro Experience

Captain’s Choice, which offers private jet, cruising and other small group experiences, has curated the “Oscar Niemeyer adventure,” an exploration of architect Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings in RIO.  Read on for more about this excursion, led by none other than the architect’s grandson, Paul Niemeyer, part of an all-inclusive three-week trip by private jet.

http://www.traveller.com.au/captains-choice-private-jet-tour-the-oscar-niemeyer-rio-de-janeiro-experience-gu7xmb

Space-age: The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro.

MetrôRio to Run Nonstop during Rock in Rio 2017

So here’s the skinny: the only way to reach Cidade do Rock (Rock City) for Rock in RIO 2017 (taking place on September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24) is via public transportation.  As a convenience to the public, MetrôRio will operate 24 hours a day during the event.  Event organizers say that Rock in RIO will also feature a couple more surprises to make the event extra special, including a major upgrade to the Cidade do Rock space and special Rock in RIO performances in BRT terminals:

MetrôRio Announces 24 Hour Program During Rock in Rio 2017

Rock in Rio, MetroRio, performances, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News

Winter Is Coming…

…we just couldn’t help ourselves!  And if you didn’t catch that joke–what rock have you been living under?  Anywhoo…

Summer will arrive before we know it.  And today’s featured article shares the best corners of the planet to hide from the stateside heat.  Our beloved RIO made the list–OF COURSE–with RIO’s winter season beginning in June and lasting through September.  Temperatures in the mid-70s make RIO the best place to visit.  Read on!

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/10-best-destinations-beat-summer-201601272.html

10 Best Destinations to Beat the Summer Heat

Brazilian Doctors Help Blind Parents “See” Baby’s Ultrasound

For expectant parents, ultrasound photos are barely enough to tide the excitement while waiting for a baby to be born.  For Ana Paula Silveira and Alvaro Zermiani, however, this wasn’t an option.  Legally blind, the couple are unable to track their baby’s progress in the conventional way.  Enter Dr. Heron Werner, a gynecologist and obstetrician in Rio de Janeiro who made the impossible possible for this soon-to-be mom and dad.  Read on!

http://www.gereports.com/brazilian-doctor-3d-printing-baby-ultrasound-blind-parents/#-/web/objects/537068334-1490465701782-trackingCode-HCZo6I5WQcxT9niHYx2fn7ibToqKzs+rV6rhtrRVe7kFT70mWaYzE47pfgdPWhpZ-articleId-395757210-vv-be7b1950-10fe-4b09-81e4-5bb44e20f1e5

Fly Non-stop to RIO…EVERYDAY!

Delta Airlines has just announced a daily, non-stop flight between New York JFK and RIO!  The service begins in December.  Get your bags packed and read on for deets!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/03/24/delta-plans-new-york-jfk-rio-de-janeiro-non-stops/99560630/#-/web/objects/537068334-1490464872753-trackingCode-vNt3R+McuF2+9eCvqUunpNom2fvUmjvOR1nKIMNvSII=-articleId-395682283-vv-be7b1950-10fe-4b09-81e4-5bb44e20f1e5

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 pushes back for departure