10 top tips from our Rio de Janeiro correspondent

From the birthplace of samba to sundowners by the sea, our man in Rio knows where to go for a good night out, as well as the best spots for taking in the breathtaking tropical beauty of the ‘Marvellous City’

How Curitiba’s BRT stations sparked a transport revolution – a history of cities in 50 buildings

When Curitiba’s bus rapid transit stations were revamped in 1991, the futuristic glass-tube stops became a new symbol for the Brazilian city

Botafogo, the in-betweener neighbourhood, making its mark on Rio

Thanks to new bars, restaurants and a creative spirit, this old Rio district between the city centre and the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana is becoming a destination in its own right