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An insider look at a favela in Rio

Today I will take you on a tour through Rio de Janeiro’s infamous favelas. A favela is basically a slum in Brazil, commonly recognizable by hundreds of illegally constructed, brightly painted dwellings on the slope of a hillside. You can … Continue reading

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From the eyes of a local

My family was a Servas International (a global travel exchange organization with a mission of peace building) member ever since I was 10 years old. Back in India, we use to have people from all over the world visit and … Continue reading

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Myths and facts of Rio

They say you never truly know a place till you actually go there yourself and experience it first hand. People warn you, advise you, paint a picture of a destination for you. But everyone has their own lens of looking at things … Continue reading

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Ipanema Hippie Market

Last Sunday, I was at the Ipanema Hippie Market in Rio de Janeiro. The Hippie Fair has been a tradition since 1968 and one of the must-see attractions in Rio. You will also find many locals strolling through the Praca Gal (main … Continue reading

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Stew Pernambuco

Here’s a recipe for a traditional fish stew from Brazil. It incorporates a lot of vegetables and can be cooked very easily in a crock pot. The recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare but has a lot of … Continue reading

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Top 5 must eats in Rio

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