Gringo-Rio home page

On this site you can find loads of unique and useful travel information about Rio de Janeiro, but it is more than just a travel site. You have the weekly newsletter with fresh and updated info on what is going, there are articles that delve deep into the culture and history of Rio. If you would have particular topics you want to discuss there is therioforum.com, a message board where I personally participate to make sure your questions are answered.

Bem Vindo!

Hakan

MY ARTICLES
  • Rio’s Waterholes – The Boteco and the Botequim

    Bar GetúlioThe botecos or botequins of Rio are traditional places Brazilians frequent to enjoy beer, snack food and good company. The history of the existence of these type of establishments can be traced back to the 19th century. What is a… Read more…

  • Bailefunk – Favela Funk

    There are few topics that are hotter to debate in Brazil than the music style that is referred to as Bailefunk. In this short article I will try to explain a little about its history and why it is so… Read more…