Rio de Janeiro Local Customs

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  • 1. Beach

    When you are in Rio you quickly realize that we all love the beach, no matter if the weather is fine or not, but we always find any reason to be close by the sea. Even when the sea is flat you will...

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  • 2. Cachaça and Caipirinha

    Cachaca is a spirit native to Brazil and is distilled from fresh sugarcane juice. Considered a member of the rum family, it is lighter than other rums which are molasses based. Cachaca has a light,...

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  • 3. Hearts of Palm

    The sabal palmetto is grown, harvested, and canned as a cash crop throughout Central and South America, especially Brazil. It needs 150 inches (375 cm.) of...

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  • 4. AND NOW A FEW WORDS....

    The people of Brazil speak Portuguese as a legacy of their colonial past. Here are a few phrases to get you started! Olá Hi Bom dia Good morning Boa tarde ...

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  • 5. Sth. on Poverty...

    My friend told me that it is really hard to escape poverty in an honest way once you're inside that circle. Let me give you an example. When someone wants to...

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  • 6. Give your leftover food to a homeless person.

    The portions in brazilian restaurants are generally enormous and you are very likely to not eat everything when you go out in the evening.If you don´t want the...

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  • 7. New Year's Eve

    You should wear white on New Year's Eve. When some Brazilian friends of ours found out that we would be in Rio for New Year's Eve they told us that we had to...

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  • 8. Surf Dress

    Most of your issues in Brazil can easily be solved if you decide to dress like a local while in the beach areas of Rio De Janeiro, Paraty etc. First of all,...

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  • 9. Réveillon

    One of the largest celebrations in Rio, only second to Carnival, Réveillon takes place on the spectacular beach of Copacabana. Although borrowed from French,...

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  • 10. Hanging Orchids

    The streets of Ipanema are lined with majestic tropical trees. I noticed that Brazilians have a beautiful habit of growing a variety of orchids on those trees,...

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  • 11. Try the feijoada

    Feijoada is the Brazilian national dish. It is a mix of black beans, pork and sausage, served with collard greens and an orange slice. It originated from the...

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  • 12. Rio locals

    You will have great fun here. Not many people speak English, but they are friendly and will do thei best to help you around. If I can help you anyway, just let...

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  • 13. NITEROI IS CHANGING...

    And for the best...When I stared this page...these high middle class condominiuns did not exist!!! :)Now Boa Viagem is one of the best neighborhoods in Niteroi,...

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  • 14. Coconuts

    At regular intervals along Copacabana, Ipanema and the other beaches you will find little stalls selling refreshments (48 on Avenida Atlântica alone). The...

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  • 15. Sunday at Copacabana

    For six days of the week the Avenida Atlântica which runs the length of Copacabana Beach is, like any other city centre street, busy with traffic filling all...

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  • 16. EDUCATIONAL RIO

    One of the most famous AND NOT SO POPULAR attractions of Rio is also part of school subjects of our children. Since they start at school they are taught about...

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  • 17. SOME LOCAL CUSTOM TIPS FOR MY GREAT DEE

    Rafael, my big big big bi big big big big big fiend told me that our VT FRIEND and famous member Deecat loves cats and gardens. Specially CATS we must say!!!As...

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  • 18. NEVER MISS A RESSACA!!!

    It is hard to explain in english what RESSACA is, but let me see if I can make you understand...the RESSACA happens and the ocean is very rough espacilly caused...

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  • 19. A CHURRASQUINHO IN THE CORNER

    Street vendors are something easy to find every where! CHURRASQUINHO is one of the words we have to say: BARBECUE, so I would translate as "STREET...

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  • 20. GREAT CARIOCAS FEATURING RAFAEL

    Since I met this carioca called Rafael, he came to be my friend!And through him, I could meet a new way of life: The Carioca way of life! They are always in a...

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  • 21. CARIOCAS

    Most of you know that CARIOCA is the nickname given to a native from Rio, I was born upnorth, in the State of Maranhão, but Carioca is more than being from this...

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  • 22. RIO IS TOTAL FUN!!!

    You cannot start any Rio's page without talking about CARNAVAL AND SAMBA...Maybe most of Rio's visitors must think that we just have a samba parade at the...

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  • 23. A CULTURE COW

    We have a very important Cultural Centre in the Beach Avenue in Ipanema called CENTRO DE CULTURA LAURA ALVIM! And we found one cow very engaged to get update...

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  • 24. COWS DUNRING THE DAY

    Well, the cows also have good taste, when they go to the beach, they all go to Ipanema!;) And as part of our daily life, they also talk in the public teephones...

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  • 25. A SUBWAY COW!!!

    The cattle here is quite mdoern, and they always try to be art of the daily life, just like this one who seems to like our subway system!;)So every little walk...

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