Rio de Janeiro


Rio, a city rich in culture and history. Named by a group of Portuguese explorers in 1502. The city’s name actually means, “River of January” which is not entirely accurate as we know today that the explorers thought they were elsewhere when they landed. Today, despite that fact Rio has become home to almost the largest population in the world, second only to Shanghai in China.

If you have a knack for street art or what other places would call, graffiti – it is not only legal in Rio, but may even make you a local hero if your skills are up to scratch. Aside from the hi...

Rio, a city rich in culture and history. Named by a group of Portuguese explorers in 1502. The city’s name actually means, “River of January” which is not entirely accurate as we know today that the explorers thought they were elsewhere when they landed. Today, despite that fact Rio has become home to almost the largest population in the world, second only to Shanghai in China.

If you have a knack for street art or what other places would call, graffiti – it is not only legal in Rio, but may even make you a local hero if your skills are up to scratch. Aside from the history and culture that Rio offers every modern-day explorer, the city does have the record for hosting the largest ever football game as well as the largest ever concert!

Decorated with Art and History

If you are a sport or music fan, Rio will not let you down.  There are entertainments on just about every street corner, from street acts to music, and stalls filled with fresh locally grown produce. Rio is a place of exotic beauty and relaxed living,  The city was held to ransom in 1711 for its massive deposits of gold. Despite potential gold being in them today, the hills of Rio are no longer the gold capital of the world. The city’s nickname is ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ which is Portuguese for, Marvellous City, this gives us some more insight into just how great the city was and still is today.

Capital of Festivals

Like festivals and gatherings? Well if you are in Rio De Janeiro you will not be let down, each year the city is known for kicking off just 40 days before Lent, the Rio Carnival. This carnival is the biggest and brashest jamboree of its kind in the world. From the Portuguese empire to one of the original capitals of the country Brazil, Rio has had its share of the spotlight. This is one of the reasons for its exponential growth. If you like beaches, there is no shortage of some of the finest sandy beaches around. If you love great culture-rich food packed with flavor, spice, and history, again, this is a city that won’t let you down!

City of Architectural Marvels

Let’s not forget to mention the most iconic statue in the world sits atop one of the great mountains of Rio De Janeiro. Known worldwide, its “Christ the Redeemer” statue is even electric and glows at night. If you are worried about the city’s reputation for violence, don’t be. Statistics actually prove that despite Rio’s reputation, the city’s murder rate is only 18.6 per 100,000 making it so much safer than Detroit Michigan of the US, which sits at 44 per 100,000, as of 2016!

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