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Rum & Reggae's Rio de Janeiro
     

Rum & Reggae's Rio de Janeiro

by Jonathan Runge, Sam Logan
 

Covering areas along the legendary Brazilian city’s coast as well as its interior, this exceptional travel guide is ideal for any traveler navigating through Rio de Janeiro’s city streets, beach destinations, and mountain retreats. With authoritative advice on hotels, restaurants, beaches, and nightlife, this handbook leads travelers to the most popular

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Covering areas along the legendary Brazilian city’s coast as well as its interior, this exceptional travel guide is ideal for any traveler navigating through Rio de Janeiro’s city streets, beach destinations, and mountain retreats. With authoritative advice on hotels, restaurants, beaches, and nightlife, this handbook leads travelers to the most popular spots, both on and off the beaten path. Detailed locations include the Copacabana neighborhood, the tourist sites of Corcovado and Sugarloaf, the mountains of Petrópolis and Teresópolis, the posh beach resort of Búzios, and the colonial town of Paraty.

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"The authors provide very useful tips on where to stay, where and what to eat, and what to do, including nightlife suggestions. . . . The book is a winning complement to traditional travel guides."  —Library Journal

"Provocative, highly opinionated, and greatly spirited and informative guide to the great Brazilian city."  —Booklist

"As guidebooks proliferate, those with a sharp point of view, whether or not one agrees with it, can seem as refreshing as a cold drink of water at midnight after a supper of salami . . . Rum & Reggae is perhaps an extreme example of the opinionated guidebook . . . Clearly, this book is not for the porch crowd."  —The New York Times

"[Jonathan Runge is] the Simon Cowell of the travel world."  —San Francisco Chronicle

"An irreverent and highly personal guide with an emphasis on places to stay and places to party."  —Travel & Leisure

"This is not your typical tourist guidebook . . . written for people who want more out of a vacation than the standard tourist fare."  —Travel Weekly

"[Jonathan Runge] teaches us how to join the fun."  — Peter Greenberg, travel editor, The Today Show

"A refreshing antidote to travel writing blandness."  —Chicago Tribune

Booklist
Provocative, highly opinionated, and greatly spirited and informative guide to the great Brazilian city.
Library Journal

Travel journalist Runge, Rum & Reggae 's (R&R) most prolific author, and freelance reporter Logan have produced the latest in this series, continuing the transition from its popular Caribbean-focused books to more exotic South American locations. Half of the book addresses essential information and traditional activities for the city of Rio de Janeiro. The remaining half highlights other cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro: Buzios, Paraty, Petrópolis, and Teresópolis, as well as Ilha Grande and Itatiaia. The authors provide very useful tips on where to stay, where and what to eat, and what to do, including nightlife suggestions for gays, lesbians, and simpatizantes (friends) and recognizing drug culture. This all-inclusive approach speaks well of R&R publications, which strive to appeal to the more sophisticated and independent-thinking traveler. Special features of note here are the easy-to-absorb "key facts" sections and an essential Portuguese language survival guide. The publisher's unique touristo scale, using from one to ten Edvard Munch screaming heads as rating symbols, is a bit bizarre (e.g., more heads means more swarmed by tourists), but, all in all, the book is a winning complement to traditional travel guides. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.-Richard A. Dickey, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893675162
Publisher:
Rum & Reggae Guidebooks
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Rum & Reggae series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Jonathan Runge is the author of 18 travel books in the Rum & Reggae series, including Rum & Reggae’s Caribbean, Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica, and Rum & Reggae’s Puerto Rico. He has written for Boston, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Out, Outside, and Skiing. He lives in San Francisco. Sam Logan is an investigative reporter for several news publications. He has written for Maxim, Men's Journal, Playboy Brazil, Rolling Stone, and Time Out.

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