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A week in Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL | Sat, 26 Sep 2015 | By sheree | Views [273]

SUNDAY We arrived in Rio after an 18 hour bus ride from Florianopolis to rain.. have I arrived in London?We were meeting my cousin Loz and her husband Marcio, who is from Rio, at Marcio's parents place in a part of Rio called Barra. We took the bus ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brazil, christ the redeemer, copacabana, rio

Photos: Bemvenido a Rio!

BRAZIL | Mon, 17 Aug 2015 | By finally | Photo Gallery

... and the journey continues. We last left our courageous adventurers at the brink of a 25 hour bus ride from Iguazu to Rio. The transition to Portuguese has been rude - we understand nada?! Luckily Brazilians don't care and just smile! Exhausted ... Read more >
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Tags: couchsurfing, favela, rio

Greetings to You

BRAZIL | Wed, 3 Sep 2014 | By the_manels | Views [216] | Video

Greetings to You, From the land of Carnival, iconic beaches and soaring sites, passion for food and football alike and labyrinthine of favela communities. From Brazil with ♥

Tags: beach, brazil, favela, fisherman, iguassu, rio, rocinha, travel

Brazil May 2014

BRAZIL | Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By coggos | Views [1725]

After returning to Australia for 6 months over the Summer we have hit the road again. With no actual plan we land in Sao Paulo, Brazil - a city that has nearly  the same population as our entire country (22 Mil) - and it was proving to be a bit ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, christo, corcovada, foz de iguacu, iguassu falls, ilha grande, paraty, rio, rio de janiero, sugar loaf

Spin Rocinha: How a DJ School is Empowering a Rio Favela

BRAZIL | Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By connectlocally | Views [6449] | Comments [1] | Video

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil with over 250,000 inhabitants and is located in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Unlike its wealthy neighbouring districts, Rocinha has experienced decades ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dj, education, favela, music, rio, rocinha, travel, youth

Deep Inside Rocinha: A Rio Favela Story

BRAZIL | Fri, 27 Sep 2013 | By connectlocally | Views [5769] | Video

Going to Rio de Janerio for many people means a non-stop party, and while I had a great time of getting amongst the infectious atmosphere of Carnaval, I wanted to discover the other side of Rio that laid up the mountain, inside the Rocinha favela. ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beaches, brazil, carnaval, culture, festival, film, filmmaking, rio, travel

Travel Brazil - Rio Football Fever

BRAZIL | Wed, 28 Aug 2013 | By extraordinaryexperiences | Views [6800] | Video

  Gooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll! I've waited 40 years of my life to stand in a football arena in Rio, arms outstretched, with thousands of local supporters going beserk around me to scream ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, brazil football, brazil soccer, rio, rio travel, travel brazil, world cup brazil, world nomads

Pedra do Sal, Birthplace of Samba

BRAZIL | Tue, 6 Aug 2013 | By connectlocally | Views [4288] | Video

In February 2013, I had the absolute pleasure of travelling to Rio for Carnivale with the winners of World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship . Not only was it a great opportunity to mentor two young aspiring filmmakers, it also gave me the chance to indulge ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, pedro do sal, rio, rio music, rio travel, samba, samba music, world nomads

DAY TEN - THE LAPA STEPS

BRAZIL | Sat, 27 Jul 2013 | By humsafar | Views [2212] | Video

As winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship , we went on a 10-day assignment to Rio de Janeiro to film the local culture and the Carnaval festivities. Check out what we got up to in Rio... Want to watch more of our Brazilian adventures? ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, brazil, carnaval, culture, festival, film, filmmaking, rio, travel, travel filmmaking

DAY SEVEN - BEACH, THE CARIOCA WAY

BRAZIL | Sat, 27 Jul 2013 | By humsafar | Views [1846] | Video

As winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship , we went on a 10-day assignment to Rio de Janeiro to film the local culture and the Carnaval festivities. Check out what we got up to in Rio... Every beach in Rio has a different ... Read more >

Tags: assignment, beaches, brazil, carnaval, culture, festival, film, filmmaking, rio, travel

DAY SIX - THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

BRAZIL | Sat, 27 Jul 2013 | By humsafar | Views [2935] | Video

As winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship , we went on a 10-day assignment to Rio de Janeiro to film the Carnaval festivities. Check out what we got up to in Rio... And so our first day of Carnaval in Rio begins... Watch our ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnaval, celebration, festivals, film, filmmaking, music, rio, scholarship, south america

DAY FIVE - BOITATA BLOCO & BEACH PARTY

BRAZIL | Sat, 27 Jul 2013 | By humsafar | Views [2874] | Video

As winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship , we went on a 10-day assignment to Rio de Janeiro to film the Carnaval festivities. Check out what we got up to in Rio... Today, we went to one of the most popular Bloco’s in Rio, Boitata.... Read more >

Tags: assignment, brazil, carnaval, festival, film, filmmaking, opportunities, rio, travel, travel filmmaking

Rio,it's been great but farewell for now!

BRAZIL | Tue, 26 Mar 2013 | By a_johnson | Views [486]

My final day in Rio and I'm sad to be leaving but what an insightful six day's it's been.So my first experience of Rio, in keeping with tradition I headed straight to the beach, fortunately for me it's been less than a five minute walk away.The beaches ... Read more >

Tags: beach life, city life, rio

We arrive in Brazil....

BRAZIL | Sun, 10 Feb 2013 | By jdwestonarnold | Views [237]

Before I can talk about our arrival in Brazil, I actually need to go back a few days in the lead up to John and my departure from London. A word of advice from someone who has done it- do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to pack up your life of 6 years, ... Read more >

Tags: carnival, rio

A Guide to Rio's Favelas

BRAZIL | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2875]

UPDATE : In October 2012 police conducted a raid on the Manguinhos favela 8kms from downtown Rio, arresting 3 people and seizing 60 kilos of cocaine. In the days before the raid 5 alleged drug bosses were killed by police. The raid involved 1300 police ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-safety

Photos: Fiji 2012

FIJI | Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | By bek--grace--rio | Photo Gallery

Just walking through the open doors
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Tags: arise, fiji, lautoka, life, passion, rio, scholarship, travel

Tips for Surviving Carnival in Brazil

BRAZIL | Sat, 21 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3612]

Brazil’s annual celebration of sun, skin and samba is a wild time for travellers and locals alike. Around 700,000 tourists flock to Rio de Janeiro every year to witness the outrageously elaborate floats parade around the Sambadrome, while others ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnival, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-tips

Day the First: Standby to Lose Everything

USA | Wed, 29 Dec 2010 | By electric_scribe | Views [699]

I´m not one to complain (it´s my New Year´s resolution), but... Of course, my flight to Charlotte was delayed. I arrived at the O´Hare in Chicago to discover that even though I got there around an hour before my flight was to leave, I was luckier ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, caipirinha, christo, doxycycline, favela, flight, ipanema, rio, sucre, sugar loaf

Staying Safe in Rio

BRAZIL | Mon, 13 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2390]

Rio de Janeiro is a city defined by its division. The gaudy wealth of Ipanema and Copacabana are juxtaposed with the crowded poverty of the favelas. The landscape, squashing the city between the mountains and the surf, only brings this into tighter ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, rio, south america, travel-safety

My Video scholarship 2010 entry: Dying currents

COLOMBIA | Fri, 30 Jul 2010 | By deep | Views [1732] | Video | Scholarship Entry

This documentary experience about the Medellin River has been very difficult for me. Initially you think these are just stories from the locals. But hearing them personally has had a greater impact knowing that this is still happening here. I was ... Read more >

Tags: 2010 travel video scholarship, chemical, currents, death, garbage, medellin, misery, rio, river, workers

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