Can you spend a weekend in Rio de Janeiro for just US$100?

Well, we didn’t think so, but please read on to find out….a great article from the New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler”, Seth Kugel…..

TRAVEL   | May 10, 2011
Frugal Traveler: $100 Weekend in Rio de Janeiro
Filling your time during a cheap weekend in Rio de Janeiro would seem like a no-brainer, writes Seth Kugel, but if you want to eat actual meals, drink the local grog, listen to music and get around town, too, you’re asking for trouble.

A salesman with Matte Leão iced tea in one tank and lemonade in the other, on Ipanema Beach.