One Square Block

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One square block of street art in the Lagoa district. Start at Rua Batista de Costa and take a deep breath. It’s going to be a while till we come up for air. I love how some people still don’t think graffiti is art. Partial credits. All photos in this post were taken here on […]

Balance Pedaling

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  Carolina Bergier is a writer, journalist and photographer who left Rio May 5, 2011 in search of many things, most of all herself. Now she´s returned a traveler  in her hometown. Written, translated and republished courtesy of Carolina Bergier, Finding Balance Pedaling was first published March 13 in Quando o Mar Se Abre. Last Thursday was the […]

Major Lazer

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Summer time and the living’s easy in Rio, where the principle of lazer (“leisure”) dominates workout culture. In other words, “I am working out and I am enjoying it. At the same time.” The scenery doesn’t hurt. Six scenes of lazer (pronounced “lahz-AIR”)  in Rio’s South Zone. Would you lazer at the beach? Woman in bikini gives the slackline […]

Floating Christmas

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Rio de Janeiro inaugurated the world’s largest floating Christmas tree this week with a crowd of 10,000 spectators and a fireworks show that would have put Disneyland to shame.   That’s right, floating Christmas tree. It floats in Lagoa, a lagoon bordered by some of Rio’s most famous neighborhoods, including Copacabana and Ipanema. And it doesn’t just […]