Brazil

Beco do Rato

One of Lapa’s classic bohemian spots, this tiny bar has excellent live groups playing to a samba-loving crowd. The outdoor seating and informal setting are an unbeatable mix. Marcio, the friendly owner, hails from Minas Gerais; to get the night started, ask him for a tasty cachaça from his home state. Friday nights are some of the [...]


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TribOz

Not for lazy ears, this avant-garde jazz house, a little hidden gem among the sonic cognoscenti, is unique in Rio for its serious approach to performances. Run by an Australian ethnomusicologist, it sits in a shadier part of old Lapa in a signless mansion, which transforms into a beautiful showcase space for Brazil’s most [...]


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Ginga Tropical

For a look at Brazil’s rich folkloric dances, book a ticket to an evening performance of Ginga Tropical. Some 16 different dance styles are represented, including a somewhat spooky Orixás performance, lightning-fast frevo, and a stunning acrobatically inclined capoeira group. Other highlights: twirling Amazonian carimbó, sultry [...]


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Boulangerie Guerin

Serving Rio’s best croissants, pains au chocolat (chocolate-filled pastry) and eclairs, this French patisserie was an instant success upon opening in 2012. Prices for those delectable raspberry-covered tarts and creamy mille-feuilles are high, but so is the quality. You can can also enjoy baguette sandwiches and thick slices of [...]



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Moroccan Desert Adventure

1 / 11 Tour description provided by G Adventures Marrakech – whisper it and instantly your mind goes to a place of seduction and spices. Experience it for yourself. This intense 1-week journey reveals the secrets of Morocco and is filled with all the activities and energy you crave. In the company of other young travellers, dance beside [...]


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Morocco Journey

1 / 15 Tour description provided by G Adventures From the highest dunes in Morocco, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience some of the country’s most unforgettable highlights over nine days of culture and nature. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the [...]


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Lasai

Inside an elegant early 20th-century house in Humaitá, Lasai has dazzled critics and foodies for its deliciously inventive cuisine. The carioca chef Rafa Costa e Silva earned his chops in some of the world’s best dining rooms (including Mugaritz in Spain), and he puts his skills to brilliant use here. Reservations essential. There’s no [...]


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Volta

Set in a classy old villa with an outdoor patio on a peaceful corner of Jardim Botânico, Volta serves up playful, contemporary fare inspired by Brazilian comfort food. Start off with creative appetizers such as the sardine-topped tapioca crisp or the coxinha (cornmeal balls filled with chicken) with creamy Minas cheese, before moving on [...]


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CT Boucherie

Created by Claude Troisgros, Rio’s most famous chef, this innovative Leblon restaurant takes the idea of the churrascaria (traditional barbecue restaurant) and turns it on its head. Instead of all-you-can-eat meat, you order a main course – say a beautifully turned out rack-of-lamb, duck breast or grilled fish – and you get as many [...]