Taking a Break From Rio?!?!?

We couldn’t believe our own eyes.  An article naming a mountain range in the Southern Rio State, “A great destination to take a break from Rio and relax.”  **GASP** Break from Rio?  Why?!?

But after reading more about Serrinha do Alambari of Resende city, we began to understand the allure of this little-known district.  It is truly a sight of environmental preservation, a nature lover’s dream.  If, for some reason, you ever feel–we promise not to judge–that you need a break from Rio:

SERRINHA DO ALAMBARI: A NATURAL TREASURE IN RIO’S MOUNTAIN RANGE

Photo by Breanna Galley on Unsplash

‘Ex Africa’ Opens at Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB)

From this Saturday, January 20th through March 26th, the largest exhibition of contemporary African art is coming to Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB).  Called “Ex Africa” the exhibit delves into the dilemmas and challenges of Africa today.  The exhibit will introduce dozens of artists from around the world, including two Afro-Brazilian artists:

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART EXHIBIT OPENS AT CCB RIO

Rio’s “Little Princess of Coffee”

Tucked away in RIO’s countryside, Vassouras has been beautifully preserved as the seat of RIO’s “golden coffee age.”  Visit any time of the year to view vintage homes, tour former coffee farms, and sample (what else?) local coffee.  Read on for more details and history of the “Baron’s city.”

VASSOURAS: HISTORY AND TRADITION IN RIO’S “LITTLE PRINCESS OF COFFEE”

Photo Credit: LoboStudioHamburg @https://pixabay.com/en/users/LoboStudioHamburg-13838/