Even if travelling to the South Americas has never crossed your minds, the Brazil Olympics starting this Saturday, Aug 6 may incentivise you enough to make you want to find out more about this thriving seaside city. And if there’s one guide to pick up, it’s The Hunt’s first edition of Rio de Janeiro.
Inside its pages, find locals’ recommendations on everything from the latest hotspots to the coolest eats – all organised neatly by neighbourhood. And there’s something for every type of traveller: For the partygoers, there are laid-back bars along Santa Teresa’s cobbled streets and samba bars in Zona Norte; for beach-lovers, head to the Copacabana boardwalk and Zona Oeste’s stunning beaches; and for shopaholics, explore Jardim Botanico’s many boutiques.
The guidebook’s small size means it can fit in the back pocket of your jeans or your clutch perfectly, which makes referencing it a lot more convenient. Plus, there are no paid entries in it, only listings that the writers/editors themselves love and want to recommend. $20, available now on amazon.com