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Here are our latest Rio Blog additions:

Dec 07, 2013

World Cuo 2014 Draw!

The World Cup 2014 Draw occurred today. It's Brasil, Mexico, Croatia, & Cameroon in Group A. The USA faces an uphill battle in Group G.

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Dec 01, 2013

Rio de Janeiro Time lapse photography

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Dec 01, 2013

Rio de Janeiro Time lapse photography

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Jul 09, 2013

Entertaining take on the Brazil Protests - Colbert - VIDEO

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Jun 19, 2013

Vanessa da Mata - LIVE video from Ipanema Beach

She played a free concert last week - a tribute to Tom Jobim and Bossa Nova

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Jun 03, 2013

Brazil tied 2-2 by England as Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium reopens

Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopened following lengthy renovations, with Paulinho scoring on an 82nd-minute volley to give Brazil a 2-2 tie against England in an exhibition Sunday.

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May 05, 2013

Brazil announce friendly match with Portugal in September

Brazil announces friendly match with Portugal in September.

The match will take place at the Gillette Stadium in Boston on September 9th. Brazil will face England & France before the Confederations Cup, in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre.

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Apr 09, 2013

Brazil beats Bolivia 4-0 in a Friendly Match - VIDEO

Watch the Brasilian Seleção (national team) score 4 goals against Bolivia in a Friendly on April 6th, 2013. Leandro Damião scores first, followed by two from Neymar, and the 4th by Leandro again. Brazil wins 4-0.

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Mar 23, 2013

Will the Pope visit Rio in July for World Youth Day?

The Brazilian president said today the pope told her he would come to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July and then visit Aparecida, site of Brazil’s biggest Marian shrine. The Vatican did not immediately confirm her report.

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Mar 16, 2013

Video - Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium preparation for Confederations Cup in June

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Mar 10, 2013

Daylight Savings Time: now only 1 hour difference between USA & Rio

Rio de Janeiro heads into Fall with cooler temps and less rain. A prefect time to visit!

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Feb 17, 2013

The 2013 Rio Carnival - the Sambadrome Parades in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 2013 Rio Carnival ,,, Parades...Blocos, Photos...Video.., from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Feb 10, 2013

Will Smith entertains while in Rio for Carnaval

Will Smith, staying at the Fasano Hotel in Arpoador/Ipanema Beach, takes a video of himself and the crowds on the beach below.

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Feb 08, 2013

Watch Carnival parades LIVE from Rio de Janeiro

From Friday February 8th to Monday February 11th, from 6pm ET USA - 1am ET USA, Watch the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parades live from the Sambadrome!

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Feb 07, 2013

Daniela Mercury - Music is Brazil's Soul - VIDEO INTERVIEW

Musician Daniela Mercury has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide over a career span of nearly 30 years.

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Feb 03, 2013

2014 World Cup - game schedules & hotel info for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 2014 World Cup Soccer schedule and accommodations...hotels, rental apartments, hostels ...Rio de Janeiro. Brazil....

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Jan 27, 2013

Is Rio water safe to drink?

We will be in Rio for the upcoming Carnival in February. We would appreciate info regarding whether is hotel and restaurant tap water safe to drink,

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Jan 27, 2013

Sambadrome Parades - an experience of a lifetime. destination information

Watch the Rio de Janeiro Carnival Sambadrome Parades - photos, video, LIVE

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Jan 26, 2013

Carnival Blocos - join one of Rio de Janeiro's roving street parties

Carnival Blocos - music, dancing , drinking and parading in the streets of Rio. See photos

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Jan 20, 2013

Rio Carnival 2013

The Blocos begin this week!

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Jan 06, 2013

Rio de Janeiro Pousadas - the best B&Bs in Ipanema, Copacabana & Santa Teresa...

Reviews, photos, and information for upscale Pousadas, Inns, and B&Bs in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil....

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Jan 01, 2013

Video of the 2013 New Years Eve Fireworks on Copacabana Beach

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Dec 30, 2012

LIVE VIDEO FEED NEW YEARS EVE on Copacabana Beach!

if the Brazilian servers cooperate, we'll have LIVE VIDEO feed of NEW YEARS EVE on Copacabana Beach! Check back tomorrow night.

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Dec 27, 2012

Video - Seu Jorge sings "Amiga da minha mulher" with Roberto Carlos

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Dec 22, 2012

FIFA releases the World Cup 2014 Rio de Janeiro Poster.

"The silhouette of the carefree footballer balancing a football on his neck forms a heart which symbolizes the people’s deep love of football in Rio de Janeiro"

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Dec 12, 2012

Match Schedule - Confederations Cup - Brazil

Here's the Match Schedule for the FIFA Confederates Cup taking place in June 2013 across Brazil

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Dec 06, 2012

Rio's Beaches to get free Wi-Fi for Residents & Tourists!

Leme & Copacabana will go live by end of 2012; then Ipanema & Leblon in 2013!

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Dec 01, 2012

Rio's Floating Christmas Tree- Lights up Tonight!

Tonight is the annual lighting of Rio de Janeiro's famous floating Christmas on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, just behind the Ipanema Neighborhood. It all starts at 8pm, with fireworks and then live music.

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Nov 19, 2012

Restaurant Review- Cafe Paz e Amor

Inexpensive dinners are becoming harder to find in the trendy Ipanema neighborhood. This week we dined at Cafe Paz e Amor (Peace and Love) and enjoyed a superb meal for 2 people with drinks for just under USD $30. See our updated review for this traditional Brazilian restaurant.

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Nov 19, 2012

Restaurant Review- Cafe Paz e Amor

Inexpensive dinners are becoming harder to find in the trendy Ipanema neighborhood. This week we dined at Cafe Paz e Amor (Peace and Love) and enjoyed a superb meal for 2 people with drinks for just under USD $30. See our updated review for this traditional Brazilian restaurant.

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Oct 21, 2012

Daylight Savings time started at midnight in Rio

Daylight Savings time started at midnight Saturday Oct 21st, as Brazil heads into summer. On Nov 4th, when USA clocks "fall back", Rio will be 3 hours ahead of USA eastern time zone.

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Oct 19, 2012

Anthony Bourdain- "No Reservations" filmed in Rio! Watch Here

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Oct 03, 2012

Hilton Hotels to build theirir 1st property in Rio

HHonors members will be happy, as they can use their points to stay in what sounds like will be a fantastic hotel.

The only drawback for tourists- it will be built in Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio, which is far from Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. By 2016, it should just be a short Metro ride to these beaches.

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Oct 01, 2012

Where in Rio de Janeiro can I buy a SIM card for my cell phone? (Dec 2010)

I'm traveling to Rio in the near future, and need to buy a SIM card for my cell phone. Do you know where I can get one or should I buy one at home before

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Sep 16, 2012

Rio Bodyboarding International 2012 -Final Day Sep 16

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Sep 02, 2012

8 Minute Travel Video- Rio de Janeiro

8 min Video. Simon Calder is a bit of a Nerd, but he's darn good TV travel guide.

Aug 28, 2012

'Never Felt Love Like This' Ive Mendes music video

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Aug 18, 2012

"The Gods of Olympus Visit Rio De Janeiro" - Rio 2016 Official Theme Song/Video is released

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Aug 15, 2012

New 9 min video with "on the ground" video footage of the city and the Rio 2016 Olympics plan

Aug 12, 2012

Games of the XXX Olympiad with the Closing Ceremony tonight!

Brazilian supermodel model Alessandra Ambrosio, rapper Bnegao and a Rio employee named Renato Sorriso, help Rio close out the 2012 Olympics Sunday night.

Games of the XXX Olympiad with the Closing Ceremony tonight!

Watch On TV: NBC (8p-12a ET USA)

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Aug 10, 2012

Brazil going for the Gold - Saturday!

Men's Soccer - 10am ET USA Saturday - Gold Medal Soccer Match - Brazil vs Mexico ! (watch on MSNBC)

Women's Volley Ball Brazil vs USA for the Gold ! Saturday @ 1:30pm USA ET

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Aug 07, 2012

The Brazil's Medal Competition Rounds Schedule

Women's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal Match: Brazil vs China August 8th

Men's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Match: Brazil vs Germany August 9th

Men's Football - Gold Medal Match: Brazil vs Mexico August 11th

Men's & Women's Taekwondo - Medal Events August 8 - 11.

Men's Volleyball - Quarterfinal 3, Brazil vs Argentina Aug 8th.

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Jul 28, 2012

Rio 2016 welcomes the world in London

Brazil is in London for the whole period of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, not only on the field of play but also in the heart of the city with Casa Brasil, the official home of the Brazilian delegation.

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Jul 20, 2012

Enjoy a 4 min HD video flight over Rio !

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Jul 14, 2012

Watch Film Footage of Old Rio - Circa 1955

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Jun 28, 2012

Very cool "Freerunning" video shot in Rio

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Jun 25, 2012

Tom Jobim Montreux Jazz Festival, 1986

Chega de Saudades - a classic performance!

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Jun 20, 2012

21 Sexiest Beaches - Ipanema #1 !

Barra da Tijuca is #10 (22 mins into the video) & Ipanema Beach is #1 !

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Jun 17, 2012

Watch Beth Carvalho perform live (4 min video)

Watch Beth Carvalho perform live (4 min video)

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