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Unique and unusual places to stay in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

Private Yacht in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro The boat is anchored in the bay, near the quay of the schooners, in the Historic Center of Paraty in Rio de Janeiro state. Boarding is done with an inflatable boat with a 15hp engine. No one better than the sailor Michel to be your host on this […]

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Top 05 stunning Rio de Janeiro hiking trails

Top 05 stunning Rio de Janeiro hiking trails – Brazil 5  –  PEDRA BONITA (Beautiful rock) Located in the world’s largest urban forest. The ‘Pedra Bonita’ at ‘Tijuca’ forest in Rio de Janeiro offers unparalleled views of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’. To get there take a taxi to the ‘São Conrado’ hang-gliding ramp following the ‘Estrada da Canoa’ […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before You Visit Brazil

1 – Brazilians are never on time. They’re always at least 20 minutes late. Doesn’t mean they don’t care about your time or that you are not important. It’s just part of the culture – go with the flow. 2 – The “OK” gesture in Brazil is roughly equivalent to the 01 finger in the […]

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Holidays in Brazil: check out the best cultural centers

OZI and 30 years of street art exhibition CEF - Brazil - photo: highway Brazil

‘Bank of Brazil’ and ‘Caixa Bank’ are cultural centers par excellence They’re a kind of barbican center of brazilian culture – a place where you can see the grand master painters of the past along side their modern and contemporary peers. The ‘Bank of Brazil‘ and the ‘Caixa Economica‘ cultural centers are par excellence havens of […]

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A rainy day in Rio? 03 top museums and cultural centers to visit

Ok, so after tons of time spent on planing and finally your in a tropical haven of Rio de Janeiro just waiting for those unforgettable moments by the sea and then the worst possible thing happens – it rains! So, in a rainy day in Rio do you stay in your room and have a […]

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Top 05 unforgettable Rio de Janeiro beaches

The most beautiful and unforgettable Rio de Janeiro beaches. 5 – Joatinga beach (Joá) The Joatinga is an exclusive beach located in the ‘Joah’ neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. About 300 meters long its not accessible during high tide but when the tide is low, this small strip of sand becomes one of the best spots […]

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Top 05 tips for a day in downtown Rio de Janeiro

A bus trip or the metro will easily take you downtown Rio from Copacabana, Ipanema or other districts. A walk through the center streets opens up an opportunity to see real carioca lifestyle in rapid movement. If possible spare some time for the ‘Teatro Municipal’ (metropolitan theatre) and the central cathedrals (great pics if you have […]

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Hang Gliding World Championship warm up is a success in Brazil

The Pre event to the ‘World Championship’ of Hang Gliding to be held in 2017 in Brazil Brasília – Brazil is a real Mecca for hang gliding and one of the best spots in the world for cross-country flying. Known as the ‘Hawaii’ of the skies. This is because every winter a strong eastern gust […]

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Top 03 tips for the best bars/hangouts in Rio de Janeiro

With the Rio de Janeiro summer time rolling on, the Highway Brazil team has 03 tips for those seeking for some fun in the Cidade Maravilhosa.   01 –  ‘Bar do Mineiro’ Bar do Mineiro (Miners bar or person who comes from the state of Minas Gerais – general mines) is a must for those […]

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