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Art

The Cariocas love art. When walking around certain neighborhoods you really do feel like you are walking in art. The architecture is beautiful. The streets are designed beautifully,…

Food

Brazilian cuisine is influenced by four distinct groups: the natives who lived in the land prior to European colonization; the Africans who were brought here as slaves; the…

Religion

Religion is a big part of Brazilian life. Even when an individual may not be religious there are encounters of religion everywhere. Religion is very powerful in this…

Festivals

Brazilians love to party. Whether it is for religion, national interests, or for sports festivals make up a big part of the culture. The Carioca year kicks of…

People: Gerson

Gerson was born in the state of São Paulo, and moved to Rio ten years ago. “I moved to Rio because I wanted to make my dreams come…

People: Marc

Marc was born 40 miles outside of Rio in Petrópolis. He lives in the hip Botafogo neighborhood, which he compares to New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. From the first…

Praça Quinze

Busy Rua Primeiro de Março on Praça Quinze de Novembro in Centro. Praça Quinze is a popular square, well known for its art and events, as well as…

Rolling Gates

Gerson Couto in front of a café with a colorful rolling gate. It is not surprising to see rolling gates full of graffiti, with many businesses hiring the…

Escadaria Selarón.

Gerson Couto sitting on the famous Escadaria Selarón.

Colorful Underpass

Graffiti on the Avenida das Nações Unidas underpass.