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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 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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Experience Brazil: a motorcycle tour of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Moto tour Rio de Janeiro – Motorcycle Tourism Like any other big city in the world you can travel round Rio de Janeiro by car, metro, bus, bike… but for a unique and adventurous experience – HighwayBrazil went on a motorcycle tour of Rio de Janeiro with adventure expedition leaders Gabriel Roso and Daniel Chrispim of […]

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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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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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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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The Fantastic Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

The Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã) in Rio de Janeiro took four years to build. With a bold design from the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is divided in five spaces and invites visitors to reflect on the past, present and future. It is a museum to look, feel and think. Futuristic architecture, the […]

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Top 04 places for singles to meet up in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil has been voted the 3rd top destinations for singles. So Highway Brazil set up a list of places to meet up and find new freinds and passions. Brazilians are generally well homoured and open to talks/chats. The beach is the best place to meet people. 01- Bar Belmonte – Leblon […]

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