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Destination: Santa Teresa

Hi all, When you think of Rio de Janeiro, very likely you think of Copacabana, Ipanema, Sugarloaf, or Christ the Redeemer. Indeed, these are probably the most popular destinations in the Marvelous City. But you should also reserve some time to visit the lovely little hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa, located adjacent to both Lapa […]

Tram derails in Rio

Hi all, Last Saturday, as I was traveling back to Rio, a bonde car – the electric tram – derailed in Santa Teresa, a hilly bohemian neighborhood near Rio’s downtown. Five people were killed and almost 60 were injured. While no official cause has been given, a number of factors appear to have contributed to […]

Friday Postcard: Arcos da Lapa

Hi all, I hope that you had a good week. Maybe you are planning a big night out. One of the hottest areas in Rio for a big night out is Lapa. It’s a funky area full of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. You often find musicians playing in the streets. It adjoins downtown and also […]