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Scooter is the best. That is obvious ;-) But if for any reason that is not your game, try Rio Free Walking Tour. This is whatthey do:


PORTUGUÊS: A Rio Free Walking Tour oferece um passeio gratuito pelo Centro Histórico da Cidade Maravilhosa com dicas e curiosidades. Dispomos de guias credenciados, garantindo um passeio de alta qualidade e divertido. O passeio acontece em inglês, português e espanhol com 3 guias diferentes, todos os dias, faça chuva ou faça sol. Tem passeio de segunda a sexta as 9h30 da manhã da Cinelândia em frente ao Teatro Municipal.  Muito fácil nos encontrar, nossos guias usam camisa amarela e guarda-chuva amarelo.


ESPAÑOL: A Rio Free Walking Tour ofrece un recorrido gratuito por el Centro Histórico de Rio de Janeiro, con consejos y curiosidades. Tenemos  guías acreditados, lo que garantiza la alta calidad y divertimiento. El recorrido se hace en Inglés, Portugués y Español con 3 guías diferentes, todos los días, con lluvia o sol.
Salen de lunes a viernes a las 9:30 de  Cinelandia  de frente al Teatro Municipal. Muy fácil de nos encontrar pus nuestros guías utilizan camisa amarilla y paraguas amarillo.


ENGLISH: Rio Free Walking Tour offers a free Historic Downtown Tour in Rio de Janeiro. Curiosities? Historical facts? Info? Clues of what to do and see? Officially Credential Guides from the Federal Tourism Bureau of Brazil (Embratur) are waiting for you in this fun, pleasant and full of information tour about the Marvelous City! Sunny or raining. They meet  in front of the Municipal Theatre at Cinelandia. Monday to Friday 9:30 am. Very easy to find us: Our guides wear a yellow shirt and yellow umbrella.



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Graffiti Art in Action on Ladeira Ary Barroso

There was not much to look at. Check for yourself…


Gallery of now:

We have been approached by UPP in Chapéu Mangueira & Babilônia to participate in this project. What started as a kind request to donate 3 sprays ended as a revitalisation of 40 metres of the street.

We helped with the plaster finish of the wall. Then we organized the paint of basic background color. Then Luiz together with us spent some time buying material for the big day. The big day was marked for saturday, august 2nd. We were hoping and praying for the weather to help us and it did. We woke up to a great sunny day.

Soon after 9am graffiti artists from all around Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area started to apear. We had friends coming from Campo Grande, Bangu, Jardim América , Botafogo, Copacabana, Niterói, Rocinha. The big thank you goes to Luiz and his crew, Wark da Rocinha, Miguel FernandezVitor VGSPandroRodrigo Eok, Daniel Frickmann, Tis FzoCrew, and Jean Poul Livrement.

Without you this would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!

Gallery of making of:

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Excellent hostel with Best Atmosphere*

We felt we should be really bold about our first internet advertisements. We decided to work with Rio Uncovered and placed our banners on their page. John Pringle runs a blog full of up to date relevant gringo and traveler information. In his own words:

“Rio Uncovered is a website that aims to help visitors and expats in Rio de Janeiro enjoy their time as much as possible by providing relevant, accurate and up-to-date information. It is driven by expats who live, work and play in this wonderful city and who are keen to show the world what a great place this is.”

But we also thought we must be very honest about what we say about us. And the statement “Excellent hostel with Best Atmosphere(*)” we think is very much so. This is why:

Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence 2013” makes us think we are an excellent hostel and Hostelbookers’ “Best Atmosphere Award 2012” makes us think we have best atmosphere. So, now you know. And we totally think you should come and live your Lisetonga experience. This is our horizontal banner, do you like it?

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And this is our squared banner. How about this one?

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Safe travels!