The Rio de Janeiro City Guide for Gringos
I'm a Gringo. Though I've been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2003 nothing has changed, I'm still a Gringo. On the good side, it's not all that bad to be one here. The Cariocas, as the locals call themselves, may even treat you better for being one. The word Gringo applies to any non-Brazilian and does not hold a negative connotation in Rio, or Brazil for that matter. It's an affectionate way to label a foreigner.
Right now (December 2013) I am working on a general overhaul for this site with its content. If you have any suggestions just let me know! Part of my plans is to create a slimmed down mobile version more fit for smart phone use. I have already created a Check out my new site about food, just click Rio Forum you can get to by clicking this very link. On here you have a chance to excahnge experiences and info, as well as I promise to provide as I can to the people posting.
The famous bonde in Santa Teresa.
So here it is! My Rio de Janeiro City Guide. You will find tips on nightlife, concerts and live music. What about cheap flights, hiking or jiu-jitsu? You got it. I have tried to cover everything from shopping to surfing, from Tourist Police to Carnival, from capoeira to jazz. This city has so much to offer and until now it has been impossible to find all the information you want in one place.
Here's me playing with some strawberries, my wife
Nadia is on the right and to the left is her friend Grazi.
I also depend on your feedback. What's missing? What's wrong? Did you come across something interesting in the city? Rio de Janeiro is such a thriving place that is always in a state of change. I need your comments to keep Gringo-Rio as sharp and as up to date as possible. If you have suggestions just go to the Contact Me page by clicking the button on the left.
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For a great Rio news site for us Gringos in Rio check out the link The Rio Times
Check out my new site about food, just click Our Food Recipes to get there.
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