Escadaria Selaron : The Selaron Stairs

The Selaron Stairs are an iconic sight in Rio de Janeiro, though they hold a sad story about the fate of their creator.

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Rio de Janeiro Monkeys – My (Almost) Pets

My favorite part of my first place in Rio was the little monkeys that came to visit (er, eat) every afternoon.

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BikeRio Bike Share

Join me in discussing the results of my weekly challenge, and planning for my next.
Try one new thing a week: to challenge your doubts, push your boundaries, and maybe discover a new favorite.
This week, I report back on the BikeRio bike share program.

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Hike Morro da Urca

Morro da Urca is free to hike, easy to moderate difficulty, has amazing views, and located conveniently in Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro. Get the details here.

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How Do I Extend My Brazilian Tourist Visa? (& other Brazil visa questions)

How do I get a Brazilian tourist visa (do I need one)? How do I extend my Brazilian tourist visa? What happens if I overstay my Brazilian tourist visa? All of these questions answered (and MORE!)

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Moving : Expat Housing in Rio de Janeiro

Advice and suggestions based on my recent Rio move.

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Best Restaurants in Rio De Janeiro for Vegetarians and Beyond

Recommended restaurants in Rio – slim pickings

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Study Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro

Casa do Caminho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers Portuguese language classes and profits go towards supporting programs for at-risk youth.

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