This post offers a spin on our typical inside peek at life in RIO. This Aussie Olympian has been calling RIO home as he preps for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He’s not a native. But he’s not exactly what you would call a tourist either. Check out what he has to say about where to go, what to do and what to eat.
Pedro Berto refuses to leave the Vila Autodromo favela, the place he calls home. Despite the fact that the area has been all but decimated as workers prepare the neighboring Olympic Park for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Pedro returns every day–sometimes to a home with no running water or electricity. Read on to find out why Pedro doesn’t believe city officials kept their word to the residents of this favela.
It’s no surprise that RIO tops this list of the best city beaches worldwide. Read on here!
Apparently there ain’t no party like a RIO Carnival party ’cause a RIO Carnival party don’t stop! Although 2016 RIO Carnival ended officially on February 10th, blocos (street parties) kept up the tempo through the weekend. In total, there were 505 blocos as a part of this year’s celebration. The popular Monobloco street party helped to bring the celebration to an end on Sunday, February 14th. Read on for more details about the party and the tour group, Monobloco.
This article offered RIO Carnival goers great tips on how to stay safe and avoid scams during the spectacular event. Although Carnival in RIO 2016 has ended, the article is still a must-read for avoiding scams and dangers at any large event in RIO (think 2016 Summer Olympic Games) and beyond. Check it out.