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Tom Le Mesurier

Food Writer

Tom Le Mesurier is a food and travel writer who has been living in Rio since 2010. He created Eat Rio Food Tours, Rio’s first ever culinary tours, and also writes for Lonely Planet, The Hunt Travel Guides and his own blog. His mission is to help visitors escape Rio’s rip-off tourist traps and discover the best food and drinks in the city.

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Mochilão Trips

World Traveler & Tour Guide

I traveled for 400 days; definitely the most incredible year of my life – unforgettable experiences, crazy stories, and new friends. I now am the face behind Mochilão Trips, showing travelers all the amazing things Brazil has to offer!

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Marisa Paska

Yoga Teacher

Marisa is a certified yoga teacher. She believes that incredible experiences, amazing yoga, unforgettable locations and pure joy are things best shared. She feels so lucky to get to spend time in the most amazing places and connect with incredible people and has made it her personal mission to bring international yoga to Brazil, and Brazilian Yoga to the world.

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Simone Almeida

Chef

Simone opened her Fogo Carioca restaurant in 2007, drawing attention from food critics and Cariocas, Rio’s locals. Her angle: cachaça flambèed dishes, with unique and exotic ingredients, so clients could have a true exploration in new flavors.

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Thiago Barros

Journalist

Thiago is a journalist, living and working in Rio de Janeiro. He is passionate about football, music and video games.

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Monica Carvalho

Designer

Monica Carvalho works with organic materials such as logs, branches, leaves, beans, fiber, seeds, gourds, fruits, shells and stones in order to create stunning art objects, interior decor, and fashion.

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Leonardo Gonçalves

Barista

Also known as the Soul Barista. My mission is to increase the quality of coffee served in Rio de Janeiro. I work with a team of coffee experts, and we help cafes with everything from coffee and supplies, quality machines, and support.

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Free Walker Tours

Walking Tours

We offer free walking tours, food tours, and pub crawls.

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Pink Chocolate Break

Blogger

Hi my name is Jocelina. Visit my blog for your daily dose of fashion, beauty, DIY, life wisdom, chocolate and travel. I share my positive outlook on life and give the best fashion, beauty and chocolate tips!

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Rio Samba Dancer

Samba Dance Teacher

I am a Samba Dance Teacher in Rio de Janeiro and I teach this beautiful dance in a professional studio in Rio. After the basics, we head out and dance our feet off in the city’s best Samba bars.

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Rio's Best Samba Clubs

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Rio Samba Dancer

Samba Dance Teacher

Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro. Start your Rio de Janeiro trip with a samba dance lesson and become familiar with the basic moves. After that, we head out and I will guide you to my favorite dance clubs in Rio de Janeiro. I have selected the places where the locals go, so you might even end up dancing with the Brazilian pros!

  1. Banda Sun 7, Babel de Ritmos | 01/06 | Leviano Bar +Add

    Leviano bar

    “If you’re looking for a high class drinking and dance spot, ...
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  2. disco ball +Add

    Clube dos Democráticos

    “The acoustics and vibe of the 1867 Democraticas mansion draw ...
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  3. Rio Scenarium +Add

    Rio Scenarium

    “The internationally renowned Rio Scenarium features 3 floors of ...
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  4. cocktail +Add

    Lapa 40 graus

    “With multiple levels at Lapa 40 Graus, you can lounge at tables on ...
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  5. Playing bossa nova music +Add

    Carioca da Gema

    “Merging two classic genres of samba and choro, Carioca da Gema ...
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  6. Guitar player +Add

    Estudantina Musical

    “Estudantina Musical is a traditional Brazilian club that brings ...
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  7. Bemba Candombe +Add

    Centro Cultural Carioca

    “The atmosphere at Centro Cultural Carioca is relaxed and ...
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    Trapiche Gamboa

    “Located in Gamboa (just north of Centro), Trapiche Gamboa has a ...
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  9. Samba Dancer +Add

    Rio Samba Dancer

    Learn how to dance like the locals
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Rio Samba Dancer

Samba Dance Teacher. I am a Samba Dance Teacher in Rio de Janeiro and I teach this beautiful dance in a professional studio in Rio. After the basics, we head out and dance our feet off in the city's best Samba bars.