City Guide | Rio de Janeiro
As part of Atlas Addict Quarterly’s new website, we are re-releasing all of our travel + city guides–today’s is a city guide for the vibrant and colorful metropolis of Rio de Janeiro.
By Mischa Lorenz
fast facts //
- second most populous city in Brazil
- designated a UNESCO world heritage spot in 2012
- one of the most visited cities in South America
- primary language is portuguese; currency is the Brazilian real
- most international flights arrive at Galeão-Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport
- while Rio has three different subway lines, buses are the main form of transportation
Visit one of the countless Sucos Bars (Juice Bars) – You can find them on every Corner in Rio and drink an “Acai com granola apache”. It’s a smoothie made out of Acai berries with muesli. Believe me– It is the best thing you will ever eat, period.
See Rio from the Cristo Redentor Statue. It’s the best view you can get and you ride up the mountain by a small train through the jungle, which is an experience in itself.
Carnival–join a bloco [street bands that mobilize crowds on the streets and are the main popular expression of Brazilian Carnival] and celebrate for hours with live music, great people and passion.
The most important recommendation: Feel Free. Just go with the flow of the country.