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A cultural journey in Santa Teresa

Exploring Santa Teresa: Gastronomy and Fun

We a had wonderfully eventful trip to Santa Teresa for luncheon!!! It had all started so well! And then upon reaching the train we discovered it was closed due to over capacity. This was just the start of our troubles! Taking a Uber, and entering Santa Teresa the car had catastrophic puncture which meant we finished the journey by foot, taking the opportunity to look at the lovely selection of the shops onroute to the restaurant. Fortunately the restaurant offered a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of Santa Teresa with wonderful selection of traditional Portuguese food including Monqeca, feijoada and vegetarian options. With the opportunity for a lovely walk afterwards through the attractive and more tranquil streets of Santa Teresa visiting Parque das Ruínas and the beautiful Selarón stairway! David Flood, England Exploring Santa Teresa: Gastronomy and Fun. Everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the rich Brazilian culture while enjoying a tasty feijoada, admiring the beauty of Ruins Park, and having fun at the lively Selarón Steps during our interesting visit to Santa Teresa. They engaged with local traditions, became interested in the food, the landscapes, and the relaxed moments, as well as practicing Portuguese. It was an educational and enjoyable experience! See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: Click here and check out our previous Santa Teresa RioLIVE! visits: January 2024 December 2023 October 2023 September 2023 July 2023 June 2023 May 2023 April 2023 March 2023 February 2023 December 2022 November 2022 October 2022 September 2022 August 2022  June 2022 March 2022   February 2022 October 2021  August 2021 March 2021 January 2020  December 2019  November 2019 October 2019  September 2019  August 2019  June 2019 May 2019 March 2019  February 2019 November 2018 October 2018 August 2018 July 2018 February 2018 February 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 August 2017 July 2017 December 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 March 2016 November 2016 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 April 2015 March 2015 August 2014 March 2014 September 2013 August 2013

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Smiles in the Presence of the Divine

Peace and Joy at Christ’s Feet

Nous sommes allés voir le christ rédempteur avec quelques personnes de l’école. Nous avons prit le train qui nous mène directement au sommet, nous avions une vue incroyable de la fenêtre du train. Une fois en haut, nous nous sommes arrêtés à un point de vue juste spectaculaire qui parcourait toute la ville et les montagnes. Nous avons prit plusieurs photos et discutés un certain temps entre nous. Ensuite nous sommes montés plus haut voir le Christ, ce fut une expérience incroyable pour moi de voir ce monument iconique du Brésil. C’était vraiment spectaculaire, et la vue d’en haut est encore bien plus belle que ce à quoi on s’attendait. Nous avons été très chanceux il faisait grand soleil. Nous sommes restés une 30 ene de minutes la haut à discuter et pratiquer notre portugais. Ce fut vraiment une expérience que je n’oublierai pas! Elise Trevedy, France During our exciting visit to Christ the Redeemer, the students were enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic view of the marvelous city. Admiring every detail, they felt a connection with the unique beauty of Rio de Janeiro and the tranquility that only this special place provides. See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: Click here and check out our previous RioLIVE! Cristo Redentor visits: January 2024 November 2023 September 2023 July 2023 June 2023 May 2023 February 2023 September 2022 July 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 August 2021  October 2020  January 2020 December 2019 October 2019  August 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019  March 2019  February 2019  December 2018 November 2018 August 2018 January 2018 July 2017 April 2017 February 2017 July 2016 March 2016 February 2016 September 2015 December 2014 October 2014 August 2014 February 2014 January 2014 October 2013 June 2013

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Smiles and Pots: Unforgettable Class!

Culture and flavor in a captivating class

The culinary experience hosted today by “Cooking Together” was extraordinary! The whole experience uses all your senses; you indulge in the music, the colors of the food, the succulent taste, and the incredible story telling by the Chef. They take the time to walk you through the history and culture of Brazil. Everything from the preparation of the apetizers, the main dish, and the drinks was true to “Cooking Together”. Joseph Macchiarella, Puerto Rico In a Brazilian cooking class, we lived through incredible moments of flavor, vibrant colors, and lots of laughter. The experience was more than just delicious; it was a captivating journey through the culture, history, and diversity of Brazil. Students not only fell in love with the dishes but also became enamored with the stories behind each ingredient. A genuine celebration of the culinary and cultural richness of our country! See more of this class on the video below: See more of this activity on our Facebook page: Check our previous RioLIVE! Weekends Brazilian Cooking Class in Rio on the links below: August 2023 July 2023 March 2023 August 2022  March 2022 January 2022 March 2019 October 2018 January 2018 July 2017 February 2017 August 2016  June 2016 May 2016 November 2015 September 2015

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Exploring Parque Lage: Enchantments

Surprises Among Trees: Monkeys

Parque Lage was a great no-cost outing where we got to explore a beautiful park with views of Cristo Redentor, interesting architecture and landscapes, and also meet some of the local residents of the park (monkeys!). We explored the various paths, surrounded by native Brazilian flora and fauna and finished off grabbing a snack from the kiosk nearby. Katie Andrews, New Zealand We had an amazing visit to Parque Lage, where natural beauty blends with the tranquility of the gardens. The students were enchanted by the fun and surprise of spotting monkeys playing among the trees. It was a unique opportunity to appreciate the serenity of the place and connect with nature. Everyone became really interested, especially in the beauty, tranquility, and, of course, the lovely monkeys. See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: Check out previous RioLIVE! visits to Parque Lage here: December 2023 October 2023 September 2023 August 2023 July 2023 June 2023 Abril 2023 February 2023 January 2023 August 2022 June 2022 May 2022 March 2022 February 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 May 2021 March 2021 December 2020  January 2020  December 2019 November 2019 September 2019  August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 April 2019 January 2019 September 2018 March 2018 November 2017 July 2017 February 2017 December 2016 July 2016 June 2016 April 2016 January 2016 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 May 2014 March 2014 February 2014 December 2013 September 2013 June 2013

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Relaxation by the Water's Edge

Enchanting Experience on the Island

Currently I am a student with Rio and Learn Online. I am here visiting and joined a RioLIVE! activity yesterday and had an incredible time. I got to practice my Portuguese and meet new students from all different parts of the world. I also got to enjoy a great lunch and adventure to Ilha Gigóia. It was a great and fun way to learn more Portuguese! Liam Kenney, USA We fell in love with the unique blend of breathtaking nature, peace, and fun during our visit to Ilha da Gigóia. The view was breathtaking, and we felt a peace that allowed us to appreciate the uncommon beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s nature. The tranquility truly made our experience special. See more of this activity on our Facebook page: See some of our lasts visits to Gigóia Island: December 2023 October 2023 September 2023 August 2023 July 2023 June 2023 May 2023 March 2023 January 2023 December 2022

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Nature in Photographs

A charming connection with the Carioca botanical

Nous avons passé un très bon moment avec Paulo au Jardin Botanique. Pour moi, c’était la deuxième fois que j’y suis allé, et c’est toujours un plaisir de profiter d’une si belle nature à Rio de Janeiro. C’est si reposant après une matinée de cours. Après quelques heures au Jardin Botanique, on se sent prêt pour une nouvelle journée à l’école Remi Yoan, France It was amazing to see the students marvel at the lush and exotic beauty that nature can offer during the enchanting visit to the Rio Botanical Garden. The breathtaking view clearly sparked an interest in biodiversity, as we spent quite some time in each place, appreciating the scenery. The experience of the visit inspired me to appreciate more carefully and think about the preservation of the incredible flora of Brazil and worldwide. See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: See on the links below to check out previous RioLIVE! Jardim Botânico visits: December 2023 November 2023 October 2023 September 2023 July 2023 June 2023 May 2023 April 2023 March 2023 January 2023 December 2022 October 2022 September 2022 August 2022 June 2022 February 2022  January 2022 Dezembro 2020   March 2020 November 2019  August 2019  June 2019  May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 January 2019 December 2018 October 2018 August 2018 July 2018 May 2018 February 2018 January 2018 July 2017 March 2017 December 2016 June 2016 April 2016 March 2016 January 2016 August 2015 July 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 July 2014 May 2014 February 2014 December 2013 October 2013 May 2013

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Real Gabinete de Leitura - Rio de Janeiro

Enchanting through Rio’s historic streets

Downtown RioNous avons pris le metro pour nous rendre au centre de Rio. C’était intéressant de voir un autre coin de la ville. Nous sommes allés dans une bibliothèque ancienne avec des matériaux d’origine. Ensuite , dans un centre culturel pour une exposition. Pour finir notre balade , nous avons contemplé la magnifique vue que le port nous offrait. J’ai aimé ce Rio live car grâce à notre professeur nous avons bénéficié d’explications du point de vue d’une personne locale et aussi parce que c’est une chouette manière de pratiquer son portugais de manière active! Bernane Cheriff, Belgium It was amazing to see the students captivated by the richness of stories and architectural beauty during the visit to the Historic Center. It’s as if the past comes to life with the lightness the students brought to the walk, as if history is being renewed. The students’ interest in the tour with such charm, knowledge, and fun made everything so vivid. And the best part is seeing that, even for the students, the experience of getting to know and understand Rio goes beyond the classes and is marked by laughter, beauty, and fascination for these historic streets. See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: Click on the links below to check out previous RioLIVE! Historic Centre vists: October 2023 August 2023 July 2023 June 2023 April 2023 March 2023 January 2023 November 2022 June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 December 2021  October 2021  August 2021 February 2021 January 2021 January 2020  December 2019  November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 Julho 2019  June 2019 April 2019 January 2019 November 2018 September 2018 July 2018 March 2018 January 2018 November 2017 October 2017 August 2017 July 2017 May 2017 February 2017 January 2017 July 2016 April 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 March 2015 January 2015 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 June 2014

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A Night to Remember in Lapa

Exciting Night in Lapa: Dance and Fun

Gracias Paulo fue una experiencia muy linda he bailado, reído fue una noche perfecta y sobre todo muchas gracias por cuidarnos hasta el último momento sin duda alguna eres el mejor! Claude Gonzalez, Paraguay An unforgettable night in Lapa. Students surrendered to the carioca rhythm, dancing and having a blast! Laughter echoed as we witnessed the moves on the dance floor, accompanied by plenty of caipirinhas and tequilas, making the night even livelier. The contagious energy of Lapa and the joy of the students made every moment worthwhile. See more of this activity on our Facebook Page: Check out our previous RioLIVE! Lapa visits here: October 2023 September 2023 August 2023 July 2023 June 2023 April 2023 February 2023 January 2023 November 2022 October 2022 September 2022  July 2022  January 2022  December 2021 November 2021 February 2020  January 2020   December 2019 November 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 December 2018 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 January 2017 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 July 2014 May 2014 Janeiro 2014 December 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013

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Having fun with Gonzaga

Enjoying the colors and cultures of the North and Northeast

En el mágico mercado de São Cristovão en Río de Janeiro, experimenté la auténtica cultura brasileña. Sabores del norte y noreste, música envolvente y risas con amigos de la escuela crearon una noche inolvidable. El broche de oro: un karaoke vibrante donde entonamos juntos canciones, sellando la magia de Brasil en cada nota. Paula Otálora, Colombia It was amazing to see the students smiling and enjoying the atmosphere at the Feira. Since I was little, I remember going there with my family, who came directly from the Northeast. While for some, the Feira brings back memories of what the North and Northeast are like, for others, like me, it creates new memories. Seeing the students enjoying the same atmosphere and also creating their own memories of how diverse Brazil is in a very respectful way, fills me with joyful emotion. See more of this activity on our Facebook page: Click on the links below to check out previous Feira de São Cristóvão RioLIVE! visits: October 2023 September 2023 August 2023 July 2023 June 2023 March 2023 February 2023 January 2023 November 2022 September 2022 July 2022 June 2022  November 2021  October 2021   March 2021 January 2021  January 2020  November 2019 October 2019 August 2019 July 2019   June 2019  May 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 August 2018 April 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 August 2017 June 2017 May 2017 March 2017 January 2017 October 2016 July 2016 May 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 March 2015 January 2015 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 January 2014 November 2013 September 2013 August 2013

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