Winter in Rio?!

Hey guys!

This is the face of a beautiful winter day in Rio!

A nice walking from Arpoador to Leblon beach is really recommended! The only thing you will need is a willingness to walk and maybe stop by to drink a cold coconut water… But with this view I guess it will be easy, though!

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The view of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill), from Ipanema beach.

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From Ipanema to Leblon Beach, this is the final stretch of the walk.

 

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The view from Mirante do Leblon, at the western end of Leblon beach.

 

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Mirante do Leblon is a place to be!

 

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Christ the Redeemer blessing the beauty of Rio!

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To the other side of the Mirante: the contrast of the luxury Sheraton Hotel and the Favela do Vidigal.

 

 

Copacabana Fort + Confeitaria Colombo: great combination!

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Which one is the best to visit? The Confeitaria Colombo  (Colombo Confectionery) at Copacabana Fort (Forte de Copacabana) or at Downtown city (Centro)? Touch question, man! Both are great to see and enjoy a good cappuccino. In the first one I am pretty sure you will be delighted with the magnificent view of Copacabana Beach. But if you appreciate architecture and decor, you can not miss the opportunity to see the stained glass, mirrors and brocade marble countertops of Confeitaria Colombo in Downtown, where presidents and many celebrities had visited in the past. Definitely they have different proposals! Take one, or both if you have time!

This week my aunt celebrated her birthday at Confeitaria Colombo in Fort Copacabana and I took some photos for you. It was at lunchtime, and during the week they usually have a menu of the day.

See the history of the Fort here!

At the entrance, you need to pay the admission ticket to visit the Fort and its museum (and also to get at Colombo). The price is BRL 6.00. It really worthy!

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What >>> Confeitaria Colombo at Copacabana Fort

Where >>> Located at Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco, nº 1 – Posto 6 of Copacabana Beach – Phone: (21) 2287-3781

Map >>> Google it here.

Time >>> Exhibition Halls: Tuesday to Sunday – from 10 am to 6 pm // Observatories, Souvenir Vitacura, Confeitaria Colombo and 18 do Forte Coffee Shop: Tuesday to Sunday – from 10 am to 8 pm.

Price >>> Admission to enter the Fort is charged at the entrance. Adults – R$ 6,00, Over 60 years old – R$ 3,00, Students with Student ID – R$ 3,00.

Payment >>> Cash only (BRL).

Website of Confeitaria Colombo >>> Click here. 

Video of Copacabana Beach from its Fort!

The video was done from the Fort Copacabana, where I had a great afternoon at Confeitaria Colombo, a place I recommend to eat and also to appreciate the view! 😉

Enjoy it!

TEDGlobal is heading to Rio de Janeiro in 2014

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TEDGlobal-in-RioRio, here we come.

Next year, TEDGlobal will be held for the first time in Latin America — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from October 6-10, 2014, on the beach of Copacabana. The theme for the event is, appropriately, “South!” and will be a celebration of the innovation, dynamism and creativity pouring out of South America, as well as out of the global south at large. Because fresh ideas can come from any direction.

“Rio has been beckoning TED for many years, both metaphorically and literally,” says curator Chris Anderson, explaining why we opted for this new location. “It’s at the heart of a continent bursting with fresh thinking. We’re delighted to finally be going. This conference will be ambitious, a thrilling new chapter for TED’s growing community of global souls.”

TEDGlobal Director Bruno Giussani adds, “We are proud of the conferences we’ve held in Edinburgh. As TED’s international…

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Great options at Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood!

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Hi Guys,

This post is just to let you know about a useful link that you can check the schedule programming at Lapa, the bohemian neighborhood, where you can find a mix of good music, especially samba, pagode, funk and… guess what…really happy people! To me, is the best place in Rio to enjoy nightlife. Each night has a great variety of shows, live music, famous and unknown artists, from small to big houses, to all tastes! It’s up to you to choose!

Here is a list of great places to go (but there are many and the best thing to do is to check the schedule of the house first):

  • Carioca da Gema
  • Centro Cultural Carioca
  • Circo Voador
  • Democráticos
  • Fundição Progresso
  • Lapa 40
  • Rio Scenarium
  • Sacrilégio

Despite the website is written in portuguese, you can see the calendar, the places and its shows, time and price of each.

Lá na Lapa (schedule/programação) >>> http://www.lanalapa.com.br/programacao.asp

Have a wonderful night!!!

Christ will be open at night for the first time!

This is a unique opportunity to visit the Christ the Reedemer Statue at night. For the first time, Christ will be open for the public on June 13, 14 and 15th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a test for its 24-hour shifts during this year’s World Youth Day (Jornada Mundial da Juventude).

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The statue will display a new lightning system designed by German artist and Rio resident for the last 62 years, Paul Gasper. The special illumination will light up the Paineiras path that leads up to the Christ, as well as the Corcovado platform, on which the 40m statue stands. So, if you want to see the city illuminated from the top, this is your chance to make great photos!

Tickets are available for purchase online only >>> buy it here for R$27,36!

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View from the top of Corcovado by night… Wow!!!

Bar D’Hotel: Great food, tangerine chopp and a spectacular view!

Hello guys!

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Rio and I had the opportunity to have lunch in a really great restaurant and bar that I would like to recommend you! Bar d’Hotel is on the second floor of Marina All Suites Hotel, in Leblon… better, in front of Leblon Beach! It must be said that it is not a paid post. I really loved the food, the atmosphere, the service and the view!!! 😉

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The retro-modern décor is amazing,  with a special lightning done by Maneco Quinderé – a famous “light designer” of Brazil – that you can apprecciate if you go there at night. But in a daylight you will feel amazed by the view of the beach. The place fits perfectly with the contemporary cuisine, that leverages creativity with the  Brazilian ingredients.

I confess that it is not easy to talk about food in English, but let me try! I ate a wonderful risotto jerky (dried meet) and a marvilous dessert called Pão-de-ló, kind of cake soaked in milk served with dulce de leche ice cream, that melted in the mouth. Hummm… I guess the picture explains by itself!!!

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What >>> Bar D’Hotel – Marina All Suites Hotel

Where >>> Av. Delfim Moreira, 696, Leblon – Phone: (21) 2172-1112

Time >>> Monday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 02:00am

Payment >>> Visa, Credicard, Dinners and American Express, cash or check