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CULTURE
THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | OCTOBER 2009
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Nightlife in Rio starts late and there is a multitude of bars, clubs
and concerts to satisfy even the most hardened party aficionados. I
recommend staying in Ipanema, very central, the best beaches and
close to some of the best bars restaurants and clubs in the area.
Travelling cheap, but want
Ipanema beach is a glorious swirl of 4 kilometres of pristine sparkling
sand back dropped with the towering Christ the Redeemer
who seems to be keeping his eye on you, not that it bothers the
to stay somewhere nice?
effervescent Brazilian.
The beach is divided into “segments” one to ten, each with its own
culture and vibe, so if hanging out with blond swivel hipped surfers
Then find your hostel on BUG. We have has been around since 1997,
is your thing then beach two is for you.
which makes us the web’s original hostel review site.
The good looking crowd (they all are really) are all at number eight

where they serve some great beach cocktails, caipiriñas at an unbelievable three euros and they offer beach service
BUG only has hostels – other ‘hostel’ websites are full of fancy
too. Do remember to wear your beach attire as skimpy and tiny as possible, the girls that is and the boys should
hotels that you can’t afford. wear “sungas” 50s inspired semi fitted trunks, Definitely no speedos!
 BUG is independent – other websites have hostels write their own
description. On BUG you get the truth: honest reviews and ratings
LONDRA BAR FASANO THE WEEK TRAVEL BRIEF
written by BUG’s own staff of hostel inspectors plus thousands of HOTEL Twenty minutes from Ipanema by
reviews written by travellers just like yourself.
Ipanemas latest uber chic hotel, cab to Sacadura Cabral will find Stay at rioapartments.com from
Londra bar is at lobby level, famous you at Rio,s newest dance club, studios to penthouses
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djs from Rio and Sao Paulo are inspired by London’s Fabric, THE Hotel portinari copacabana
here every Friday and Saturday, WEEK has three rooms, outdoor Marina all suites Leblon
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great music and the best of Rio’s terrace and swimming pool. Expedia.com
scene crowd are here. The walls Great music, house electro and e.bookers.com
are adorned with iconic british experimental. Very mixed up for its
album covers and after 1 am the dance crowd. Fly with BA via Sao Paulo TAP via
crowd gets into sfrenzy. Remember to bring your passport Lisbon or AIR FRANCE via Paris
Speak to the beautiful Sandra who for entry. visas not requires for visits less
handles guests with such grace than 30 days.
and ease, arrive early and she will ATLANTIC BAR -
organise your guest list. COPACABANA
Nearby in Copacabana,
BOOX LOUNGE BAR great restaurant which
Ipanema’s upmarket offering, becomes a club on
very chilled, great decor and an Wednesday nights,
impressive Italian restaurant. speak to Belle, the
ever so flamboyant
RIO SCENATERIUM “Mr Fixer” very boho
Lapa is Rio’s bohemian district, chic.
once the haunt of transvestite
prostitutes and the setting of Cult CIRCUIT CLUB
movie Madam Sata this once illicit NIGHTS
low life playground is now home to Check out the
one of the best clubs in the city. beaches and
3000 people come to dance every boutiques for
week to samba, hip hop and bossa Flyers, keep your
nova, very busy and so sexy with ear to the ground,
inexpensive drinks, potent caipiriñas these are some
this is one not to be missed. of the best nights
around in Rio.

31st October:
Halloween Party
We turn the Generator bar into a haunted the best dressed guest!
mansion and staff become ugly ghouls and The night is going to get really wild when we
ghosts! kick off with great Halloween party games, see
Our fun filled scary Halloween party is not to how easily you scare in the scream contest!
be missed! Beware though, there will also be black magic
Everyone who comes in costume will get a throughout the night!
free drink and the chance to win cool prizes for
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