Remembering Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Rio Spots

We celebrate the legacy that was Anthony Bourdain and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.  Rio had a special place in Bourdain’s heart.  So we thought a great way to celebrate the spirit of this writer, presenter, and chef would be to share this article featuring his favorite places to visit while in the Marvelous City:

VISITING ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S FAVORITE PLACES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Somewhere Between a Pub, a Bar, a Café…and a Restaurant

Today’s featured post aims to narrow down the best that Rio has to offer in terms of “the humble boteco“.  Described as being a blend of a pub, bar, café, and restaurant, the boteco is the perfect spot for anyone seeking to connect with friends over hearty food, while avoiding the flashiness and noise of a bar and nightclub.  Read on for a list of the five best botecos in Rio’s Zona Sul:

FINDING THE FIVE BEST BOTECOS IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S ZONA SUL

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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

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‘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