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The best places to hang at the beach in Rio de Janeiro

Hanging at the beach is the number one pass-time in Rio de Janeiro.  The Zona Sul coastline (called the Orla) has four beaches; Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, with life-guard posts (postos) which go from Posto 1 (Leme) to Posto 12 (Leblon). Each posto has a different culture. Like most things in Rio, its pretty dynamic and who hangs out where has changed quite a lot since 2009 with the inauguration of the Metro Station …

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Top bars in Rio de Janeiro

Lapa is perhaps the most famous bar area in terms of tourists in Rio de Janeiro.  However, there are many bar areas in the Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro.  Here is a list of the busiest and most social areas. Baixo Leblon (near Pizzeria Guanabara) Cobal de Leblon (near Academia de Caçaca) Garcia D’Avila (near bar Venga) General Osorio (near Belmonte) Baixo Copacabana (near Belmonte) Baixo Gavea (de Braseiro) Cobal de Humaita (near Pizza …

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Top clubs in Rio de Janeiro

The clubbing scene in Rio is quite fickle so what’s in and out of fashion changes quickly.  However, I’ll give you the low-down as I see it currently The top club at the moment is Zozô (Urca).  It’s got great house DJs, a mature crowd, and is full of beautiful people.  Guestlist only and it can be tough to get a table – you do need to reserve a few days in advance.  My tip is …

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Top parties in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is not really the international party town its made out to be.  That said, a few parties in Brazil are considered to be some the best parties  in the world.  Many of these only happen once a year and they are not for the faint-hearted.  Here are the top 5 parties in Brazil and possibly the world. Bailinho in Morro de Urca (once a summer), Rio de Janeiro P12 (during Carnaval) in …

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Top 5 alternatives to the beach on Sundays

The beaches in the Zona Sul of Rio draw tens of thousands of people on Sundays.  The road is closed off to traffic and it can get very busy.  This might not suit everyone’s tastes so here are the top 5 alternatives to the “movuca” (crowds). 1) Ceasar Park.  For those that live in Rio, the hotels are an all-to-often overlooked place to chill. After 4 years, I went to Caesars Park for the first …

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Top 10 Brazilian clothing brands

Clothes are extremely expensive in Brazil compared with the US (especially for men).  For the longest time, I avoided buying any clothes in Brazil and waited for a trip back to London where it’s much cheaper (especially during the Christmas and summer sales).  However, I am starting to shop for clothes in Brazil and I can recommend some brands.  As a disclaimer, I had some female friends help to guide me. Best brands for women: …

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