September 20, 2011, 1:27 pm
In Rio de Janeiro, Juice Bars That Are More Than JuiceBy SETH KUGEL If you caught the recent front page article in the Times entitled “Foreigners Follow Money to Booming Brazil, Land of $35 Martini,” you know how expensive Brazil has become. By some measures, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are now more costly than London or New York or Oslo — amazing considering that some of their municipal services are more like those in La Paz or Dakar.
Needless to say Brazil’s booming economy and strong currency have made it a difficult place to travel on the cheap. I’ll never stop recommending Rio de Janeiro as a destination, but these days surviving a budget trip to the city requires a few tricks.FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE CLICK THE LINK BELOW: http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/in-rio-de-janeiro-juice-bars-that-are-more-than-juice/?emc=eta1