Rio de janeiro

Ride a moto-taxi through the favelas of Rio

Ride a moto-taxi through the favelas of Rio

If you ever visit Rio de Janeiro, taking a moto-taxi ride up to the top of Rocinha is an adrenaline-pumping...

5 Facts About the Olympic Torch

5 Facts About the Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame was lit last week and is making its long pilgrimage to the site of the 2016 Summer...

Carnival Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools

The CARNIVAL and The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

February 5-9 is the biggest party in the world, just before Ash Wednesday In a few weeks, Rio de Janeiro...

Crime Thriller Author Craig S Wilson

Why I wrote the Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

Ever travel to a brand new world? True story. It was my first trip to South America. I worked for...

RACISM and RIO…

It used to be that no matter what your background — Asian, African or European — you can fit in...

The Difference in USA Slums versus Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

There are fundamental differences between the slums of America and the slums of other regions of the world. Let’s talk...