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Rock in Rio live on YouTube

Rock in Rio live on YouTube

If you couldn’t make it to see the return of Rock in Rio to its origins, YouTube brings you the chance to watch some of the shows live. Turn to Rock in Rio’s YouTube channel. Today’s the first day, so don’t miss it. Great initiative.

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September 23, 2011 | By More
Rock in Rio lands in Rio de Janeiro this month

Rock in Rio lands in Rio de Janeiro this month

rock in rio

We’ve been informing for quite a while on the celebration of Rock in Rio in the city of Rio de Janeiro (the 2011 edition of the Rock in Rio festival will take place… in Rio de Janeiro!, tickets for the Rock in Rio festival are sold out). This is a final reminder for those heading to Rio at the end of the month. It is a bit early to be able to tell what the real impact of the festival on hotel occupancy and prices in general will be.

Rock in Rio will take place between 23 September and 2 October.

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September 9, 2011 | By More
Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios

Brasilia wonders: the Esplanada dos Ministérios

Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasilia

We are posting a video today where we drive along the Esplanada dos Ministérios in the center of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. On an eastwards direction, we start off at the National Library and end up at the National Congress. Along the way, some outstanding buildings of the capital.

Looks dead easy from the window of a car, but on one of those notorious Brasilia’s summer days a walk along the avenue will test you to the limit.

There’s plenty of info here at the blog on Brasilia. Check it out at destination: Brasilia.

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July 7, 2011 | By More
riverboats across the Amazon – schedules / timetables

riverboats across the Amazon – schedules / timetables

For anyone planning an Amazon riverboat trip finding reliable information on schedules / timetables has become something of a quest for the Holy Grail. If a few days ago we pointed at some tips on Amazon riverboat trips, today we’re going to look at the scheduled services across the Amazon region.

Manaus / Manaos

There isn’t a single unified site consolidating information from the different companies sailing the Amazon. As a matter of fact, you’d be pressed hard to find a single website belonging to a sailing company listing its schedules and fares.

Navegando e Lendo (“Sailing and Reading”) is an NGO trying to promote reading across the Amazon. Their website contains a wonderful page listing most of the big boats sailing the Amazon. The list is here: Barcos.

Manaus / Manaos

The information is grouped according to the three different boarding points in the city of Manaus (there are three). For the three piers (if you could call them that) the following information is offered:

  • On the column Barco, the name of the boat.
  • On the column Destino, the destination, including the different ports of call along the way.
  • On the column Saída, the days of the week with scheduled departures.
  • On the column Hora, the departure time.
  • On the column Fone, the contact telephone number.
  • On the column Tempo de viagem previsto, the length of the trip.

Manaus / Manaos

As it is not an official list, we encourage you (and so do the authors of the listing) to contact the company to confirm the departures and schedules. Do not plan your trip based on the information that appears on the list or, if you do, make sure you have a plan B in hand. Schedules are changed, navigations can be cancelled.

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June 21, 2011 | By More