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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
  • Names of Neighbourhoods and Places in Rio de Janeiro – Part Three

    Sugarloaf cabinHere continues my article series about names of neighbourhoods and places in Rio. This time I will bring up Flamengo, Tijuca, Muda, Laranjeiras and Urca. Flamengo - Several Theories The theories of where the name of what was once perhaps… Read more…

  • Manioc Root in Brazil

    manioc rootsIn Brazil there is one tuber that is capable of creating stronger reactions than any other, the root of the manioc. An important source of carbohydrates, processed and used in innumerable ways it has a clear connotation to Indians and… Read more…

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