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A Warning: Digital Certificate Scam?

March 31, 2015 by RioExplorer

I would like to share my experience with SERASA EXPERIAN, a digital certificate company in Brazil. I think they have a way of doing business that is unethical, to say… Read more…

Social transformation through art in Rio de Janeiro

October 1, 2014 by RioExplorer

The favelas, or communities as they are also referred to, are inextricably bound up with Rio de Janeiro, and I think it would be fair to say that the people living in… Read more…

The best Rio de Janeiro and Brazil blogs

January 28, 2014 by RioExplorer

There are a lot of great bloggers out there and what is better than getting first-hand advice from people who are living in Rio de Janeiro or other places in… Read more…

Remarkable Rio Expat: Alison McGowan – Pousada & Brazil Travel Expert

August 10, 2013 by RioExplorer

The untold gold of Brazil’s pousada accommodation Alison McGowan is a British journalist and photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. After 30 years of living working and travelling in Brazil,… Read more…

Diamantina – Jewel of Colonial Brazil and the Estrada Real

July 28, 2013 by RioExplorer

Diamantina, in the state of Minas Gerais, was the diamond capital of 18th century Brazil. Today, its historical importance is only surpassed by the beauty of its buildings and the… Read more…

Hang Gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

July 17, 2013 by RioExplorer

Some people say that Rio de Janeiro is a place where you can do just about everything without ever leaving the city. Whether it is on water, land or in… Read more…

Favela Tours – The Good and the Bad

June 12, 2013 by RioExplorer

On May 30th, 2013, a 25 year old German tourist was shot in Rocinha, the biggest favela in Rio de Janeiro (and South America). Also recently, the Complexo do Alemão,… Read more…

Access to Christ the Redeemer – The changes.

June 3, 2013 by RioExplorer

There has been a lot of confusion about the changes that the city of Rio de Janeiro introduced in the organization of selling tickets for access to the Christo Redentor… Read more…

Hiking in Rio: Pedra Bonita (Beautiful Rock)

April 27, 2013 by RioExplorer

If you’re visiting Rio de Janeiro, and need a break from the bustling touristy areas, as well as some fresh air, Pedra Bonita is a place with beautiful views of… Read more…

Free WiFi on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

April 18, 2013 by RioExplorer

Visitors of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon) can enjoy free wireless access to internet (WiFi). The service was installed in 2010 and recently the bandwidth has been increased.