RIO’s Transcarioca Becomes Part of the Green Passport

RIO’s Transcarioca trail, a 180-kilometer path, offers adventure within the city limits.  To walk the entire path from Pão de Açúcar to Barra de Guaratiba would take 12 days, but there are shorter options among the 25 different stretches included in what is now the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area.

HIKING THE TRANSCARIOCA

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Galeria Nara Roesler Presents “Abraham Palatnik: See, Move”

Sao Paulo’s  Galeria Nara Roesler is celebrating kinetic artwork pioneer, Abraham Palatnik with an exhibition through November 12.  Palatnik’s work is featured in museum collections around the world.  The majority of his work featured at the Galeria Nara Roesler has never been seen before.

ABRAHAM PALATNIK: SEE, MOVE

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A Natural Paradise

Happy Friday! Today’s post whisks us a mere two hours from RIO to peaceful and historic Itacuruçá. Located in the Southern Rio State, the three islands of this district were once home to Brazilian indigenous peoples like the Tamoios and the Tupinambás. Today it is a beautiful destination known by few foreign travelers. Read on for more!

Itacuruçá: A Natural Paradise in the Southern Rio State

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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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