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Bus (Rio de Janeiro)

Bus (Rio de Janeiro) – Rio de Janeiro’s newest transport system was created to facilitate the flow of people during the Olympics 2016 and is designed to be a quicker bus system. It now provides access to previously difficult places to reach such as Jacarepagua and other places in the West Zone and North Zone […]

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São Paulo

São Paulo – this sprawling metropolis is Brazil’s answer to New York. There are 12 million inhabitants living in the greatest city of the Southern Hemisphere. The third largest city in the Americas has 101 museums, 164 theaters, 282 cinema rooms, in addition to several parks. It is the Latin American capital for fairs and […]

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro — With 450 year of history, Rio boasts fascinating treasures in its museums with enviable collection. The land of carnival and samba, and of several theaters, music venues, commercial and gastronomic locations open during the whole year. But it is the match of the geography of the area – the sea, mountains […]

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Amir

Amir (R. Ronald de Carvalho, 55 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro) – during the early 20th century, Germans, Italians and other Europeans migrated to Brazil to help develop its economy. Along with them, a wave of Christians from Middle East countries like Lebanon and Palestine came to Brazil for a better life. Because of that, […]

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Metrô (São Paulo)

Metrô (São Paulo) — the subway in São Paulo has the same name as the one in Rio (Portuguese: Metrô). It runs 7 days a week. Monday-Friday from 4:40 am to 12 am and weekends from 4:40 am to 1 am. Tickets cost R$4.30 one way (free for seniors 60 and older). See the Metrô […]

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Metrô (Rio de Janeiro)

Metrô (Rio de Janeiro) –– the subway in Rio (Portuguese: Metrô) – built in 1979, is a really safe way to travel. It runs 7 days a week. Monday-Saturday from 5am to 12 am and Sunday and holidays from 7am to 11 pm (during Carnaval period, metro service runs 24 hours). Tickets cost R$4.60 one […]

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Bus (Sao Paulo)

Bus (Sao Paulo) – due to the infamous traffic that exists in São Paulo, locals prefer the more efficient Metrô train system to get around. Incredible enough, for that reason (traffic) and personal safety issues affecting wealthy residents, they get around via helicopter! Still, if it’s practical, there are municipal buses that one can take […]

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TAXI (Sao Paulo)

TAXI (Sao Paulo) — fares start at R$4.50 and run from R$2.70 for each kilometer (½ mile) or R$0.55 for every minute sitting in traffic. After 8 pm and on weekends, fares rise up to 50%. The blue-and-white, air-conditioned Guarucoop radio taxis are the official taxis at Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo and can take […]

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Uber

Uber – Uber is active in Rio, so smartphone users have that option for calling a taxi. See Uber’s Rio page for details: www.uber.com/cities/rio-de-janeiro/ Uber currently has a local competitor called “Taxi.Rio”, which can be downloaded as an app

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TAXI (Rio de Janeiro)

TAXI (Rio de Janeiro) – the yellow and blue Rio de Janeiro taxis are available both day and night in Ipanema and Copacabana districts. The cab drivers cruise the main boulevards, as well as the side streets, and congregate near the better hotels. This is common in all larger Brazil cities. Rio de Janeiro taxis […]