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Ethical favela tours in Rio?

I would like to see the favelas while I'm in Rio. I'd also like to not engage in poverty tourism. Is it possible to ethically and safely tour favela neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Oct 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me name my car

I will be picking up my brand new Kia Rio EX (5 door, manual transmission, black). I name my cars. Help me name this one like a boss. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 24, 2013 - 33 answers

When was the Spanish printer Artes graficas del Rio in operation?

I have an old Spanish olive oil label. The printer's name/location, as they appear in fine print at the bottom the label, are as follows: ARTES GRAFICAS - DEL RIO - LUARCA. I am trying to determine the age of this label. Herminio Azcárate Campo died in 1944, but I don't know when he inherited his father's business, which was established sometime after 1891. The label can be viewed here. If I knew when this printer was in operation, I could get a better idea of when this label was in use. Any useful information on ARTES GRAFICAS - DEL RIO or Herminio Azcárate Campo would be appreciated.
posted by kirsti on Apr 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Brazil trip questions

We're travelling to Brazil in late May. Where would you recommend for hotels in Itataia and Paraty? Is a pousada a good option? Plus questions about timing, driving, Salvador de Bahia. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Mar 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me make most of my 4 week stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Help me make most of my 4 week stay in Rio de Janeiro. [more inside]
posted by dmagic on Jan 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Brazil for Awesome People

After finding ourselves in the unexpected position of having a two-week trip but no idea where to go on it, my boyfriend and I have decided to go to Brazil! Which is a gigantic country, so your help, opinions, and itineraries are much desired. [more inside]
posted by firstbest on Jan 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Should I visit Rio?

Brazil Filter: I'll be in Sao Paolo for a week in early February and would appreciate some hive-mind input on the trip. Details within. [more inside]
posted by quidividi on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Less than a week to spend in South America

I have less than a week -- but where? Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or Buenos Aires? [more inside]
posted by armage on Apr 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Your tips for safe traveling in Brazil?

Your tips for safe traveling in Brazil? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Jun 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Baile Funk

Big fan of Brazilian Baile Funk - Can you recommend me US baile funk? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on May 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Planning a Vacation in Brazil in March

Rio-Paraty-Sao Paulo. March 11-21. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Feb 27, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I get a broken Rio Carbon MP3 player fixed?

How do I get a broken Rio Carbon MP3 player fixed? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. on Jan 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Things to do when it's raining in Rio de Janeiro?

Staying in Rio de Janeiro for five days, starting this Saturday (Nov. 8). Forecast looks like a lot of rain and cloudy days. Looking for suggestions for activities not exposed to a downpour. [more inside]
posted by zephyrian on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Who made the song "Vertigo"? It's not U2.

When the Diamond Rio PMP300 portable MP3 player came out, it had a bonus CD of songs, but they were lacking metadata. One of the songs was simply "vertigo.mp3". I really liked that song, but I cannot find who the artist was. Help?
posted by bryanjbusch on Dec 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Brasil, qual é teu negócio/o nome do teu sócio/confia em mim

Despite the recent corruption scandals in Brazil, for the first time since the 1970s, the country is finally showing signs that it is worthy of comparison with its BRIC counterparts. Inflation, the bane of the 1990s, has finally been largely reigned under control, interest rates have fallen to their lowest in living memory, the Brazilian Real continues to rise against the US dollar and BOVESPA - Latin America's largest and busiest stock exchange - continues to grow from strength to strength. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Tickets to Carnival parade?

Rio Carnival Filter We're attending Carnival next year and would like to know the best way to get tickets to the parade at the Sambodromo. [more inside]
posted by spifl on Sep 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Find me a software-free MP3 player!

GadgetFilter: Find me an MP3 player! Yes, another MP3 player question. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanRed on Sep 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Where to stay in Rio (cheap-ish)

Rio accommodation suggestions? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Jul 31, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find housing in Rio de Janeiro!

I'm a student and will be staying in Rio de Janeiro for 1.5 months this summer and need to find an apartment! What are good ways to find a decent apartment (or room in a shared apartment) in Rio without being gouged? [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo on Jun 27, 2007 - 3 answers

travel to Rio de janeiro

I am going to Rio de janeiro, Brazil next week for a 4 day vacation. I am not quite prepared for this and welcome advice on what to do, where to stay and how to keep safe while I am there.
posted by blueyellow on Apr 6, 2005 - 13 answers

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