Category Archive: Boroughs of Rio

Rio’s tunnels

RIO’S TUNNELS According to the official list, there are 22 tunnels in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This is not surprising when one considers the Rio landscape of mountains, hills and rocks.… Continue reading

Rio’s Golf Clubs

Compared to most large cities in the world, Rio has very few golf clubs. The oldest of them is the Gávea Golf and Country Club, founded in 1926 by a group of Scots… Continue reading

Rio prepares for the Olympics

       Rio Prepares for the Olympics Rio de Janeiro is experiencing a traumatic transformation, to prepare it to host one of the most important sporting events in the world – the Rio 2016… Continue reading

Rio’s Street Markets (feiras livres)

Rio’s Street Markets (Feiras Livres) Rio has many street markets, from antiques to arts and crafts, but here we are talking about the “Feiras Livres”, which offer mainly fruit and veg, with a… Continue reading

Rio’s elevated highways – the fate of the “Elevado da Perimetral”

Elevated highways or expressways are common in cities around the world, usually built to be pleasing to the eye, and almost always impressive – see for instance the complex in Birmingham, UK, that… Continue reading

Art in Rio

Art in Rio has grown enormously in recent years, and galleries are popping up all over the place.

Rio’s zero trash – LIXO ZERO

We all know what happens in Singapore if you drop trash or chew gum, but Rio? Can you imagine the city free of trash?

Tiradentes, Landfills and Presbyterians

The commemorations began in 2009, marking the arrival from Baltimore, Maryland, of a 26-year-old Princeton graduate. After 56 days at sea on board the North American sailing vessel “Banshee,” on August 12, 1859, the Rev. Ashbel Green Simonton arrived at Praça Mauá.