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A Warning: Digital Certificate Scam?

By RioExplorer - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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…

The best Rio de Janeiro and Brazil blogs

By RioExplorer - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

By RioExplorer - Saturday, August 10, 2013

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…

Hang Gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

By RioExplorer - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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

By RioExplorer - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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.

By RioExplorer - Monday, June 3, 2013

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…

Free WiFi on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

By RioExplorer - Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

Taxi rates in Rio de Janeiro – Don’t get scammed

By RioExplorer - Saturday, January 26, 2013

Most of us don’t even wonder about it or try to understand, but do you know how much a taxi driver can charge you in Rio de Janeiro? I know… Read more…

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