Few leave Rio de Janeiro without a wild story or a night in Lapa, because more often than not they are one in the same. The white arches of Lapa stand proud and elegant during the day, with a trolly that traces back and forth along the top. They are an icon, a flashbulb of Portuguese imperialism, and…

The city of Rio de Janeiro is not the only reason visitors travel from all over the world to go to Rio. Outside the city has some of the most spectacular landscape and colonials cities in the entire country of Brazil. It varies from fantastic beach towns, to charming colonial towns with neighboring waterfalls, to a mountain…

Rio de Janeiro is much more than Copacabana and Ipanema. It is home to incredibly diverse and interesting neighborhoods that can satisfy various different tourism itches. Here are some of the best neighborhoods you may or may not have heard of: