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Tag: Bonde

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, July 7th the State Department of Transportation began ten days of testing of Rio’s revived bonde (tramline) that has been a historic and iconic feature of the hilltop...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located above the Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods of Gloria and Lapa in Centro, Santa Teresa is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favorite spot for artists and...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Casa Civil in Rio has avoided setting a new deadline for Santa Teresa's iconic tram system to reopen, after being out of action since 2011 following a fatal accident....
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio's beaches....
By Sam Cowie, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday, August 26th, saw the first screening of short movie "Bonde, o filme!" in Santa Teresa’s bohemian Largo de Guimaraes quarter, directed by British filmmaker and Rio resident of 35,...
By Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Teresa has long been a popular tourist destination, with steep rolling cobblestone streets and a distinctly bohemian style of shops and restaurants. However, business in Santa Teresa has suffered...
By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The announcement made by the state government’s Chief Secretary of Staff, Regis Fichtner, that the bonde, Santa Teresa’s tram system, will be relaunched in 2014 has been criticized by the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santa Teresa’s iconic yellow tram – the “bonde” – will be back on the rails in time for the 2014 World Cup, the state government’s Chief Secretary...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dozens of comic artists yesterday donned red noses and baggy pants to stage a good-natured protest at the Arcos da Lapa, demanding the return of the traditional bonde (tram)...

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