Useful links for Rio
Onde Tem Feira – Rio’s street markets change location each day – find the nearest one to you on any given day. Just select the day you’re interested in (Domingo = Sunday, Segunda = Monday, etc) and then the map will populate.
Taxi Fare Calculator – Enter in your location and destination and then let this website tell you the approximate price you can expect to pay for your journey.
Google Maps – I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google’s map website but did you realise it can give you useful information about Rio’s public transport system? Enter your location, click ‘Directions’ and then enter your destination to see public transport options and likely duration.
AngloInfo Rio – All kinds of useful information, listings and other resources in English for people moving to, or living in, Rio.
Other Rio/Brazil Sites
Boca No Mundo (PT) – Pedro Landim’s blog (in Portuguese) about all things food and drink in Rio.
Diários Gastronômicos (PT) – Excellent site (in Portuguese) from André Comber, a journalist and food-lover who writes about bars and restaurants in São Paulo and Rio.
Favela Brass – An amazing project to provide free brass, percussion and English lessons for children living in a small favela in Rio. See also Curry Clube – Favela Brass’ regular fundraising social events involving great Indian food, drinks, music and fun.
Junta Local – Awesome Rio food events and other culinary initiatives.
Rio Real – A serious look at what’s going on in Rio – politics, social issues and more in English and Portuguese from American writer and journalist, Julia Michaels.
What About São Paulo? – For many visitors, Rio hogs the limelight. But what about São Paulo? An interesting and varied blog from Andrew Creelman, a 30-something British man who has been living in SP for more than 5 years.
The Rio Vibe – A new website covering all the good things of Rio.
Street Smart Brazil – Knowing even a little Portuguese will pay massive dividends for visitors to Rio. Street Smart Brazil has lots of free information as well as offering lessons over Skype, from a crash course in the basics to long-term and advanced lessons.
Duolingo – Duolingo is a website offering free lessons in a variety of languages including Portuguese. As well as automated lessons covering vocabulary, conjugations and tenses, there is also the option to receive advice from other users including native Portuguese speakers.
Conjuga-me – Portuguese verb conjugation.