Rio de Janeiro is the pumping heart of Brazil. From dusk till dawn this thriving city has a multitude of fantastic sights, sounds and experiences to be had be they hidden jems like the rickety tram up to Santa Theresa or standing proud like Christ the Redeemer that heralds visitors in to this unique city.
From the Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
31 December 2013 - 01 January 2014
Rio hosts a very extravagant New Years Eve celebration, complete with street parties and an elaborate fireworks display. There are also many that gather on the beaches to celebrate the holiday that occurs simultaneously on this day, "Festa de Iemanja". Celebrators of this holiday bring offerings of flowers, gifts, perfume, and rice to Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Water and the mother of all the gods in the Umbanda religion of Brazil. Many of these gifts are sent away on little boats or thrown directly into the sea.
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Dirty, no service at all, zero security inside the hostel. No lockers, so you get robbed unless you carry all your stuff all the time. The good thing is being near Copacabana but that road climbing is a killing, and the simpaty of the managers. From 0 to 10: 2! ... more
the good: friendly staff. big bright clean rooms. big tv. free internet on 3 computers with fast speed. pool. monkeys. great view. cool old building. big secure lockers. many different areas to relax and either be alone or socialize. the bad: breakfast is too small(need a table full of food to help ourselves). ... more
It was a really bad idea to stayed at this place. Its like a family house than the owner just try to made hostel. Pros. There is a metro station in just a few meters away from the hostel, which make that go to the beach and anothers places easy to going. Cons. There is no 24 hours reception. ... more
Volunteering in Rio de Janeiro
Hello, I'm planning to travel to Brazil in April 2010 and am looking into volunteering with children and young people in Rio de Janeiro. Does anyone know of reliable placement organisations that don't charge a fortune? So far I found Iko Poran and 2Brothers Foundation but don't know enough about them ...
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Rio De Janeiro is know world wide for it's amazing beaches. They're beautiful, and they water is warm. Besides from the beaches though, there one attraction that no matter where you are in the city you can see it. It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it is known as Christ the Redeemer ...
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But Is It Safe?
on their own, and Rio de Janeiro seems a perfect place to write about this. The answer to the question is: 'Yes, but you have to keep your eyes open.' Brazil, and Rio and São Paulo especially, have a bit of a name for violence (remember Cidade de Deus / City of God?) But violence exists everywhere, and people ...
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