In this BROTHERHOOD homes we try to make the best we can..and something we know...We are here to create a different and positive impression of Rio, we are here to make Rio and all over Brazil to be your most beloved memories when you travel....
We are Rafael, Marcone and Jakob.
DONRAFA - THE GUIDE AND "PRIME MINISTER" according to some friends in Texas!
Rafael, this one who's writing this blog, is a very passionate tour guide. He enjoys takeing people to the most genuine places of each city of Brazil, but his speciality is RIO. RAFAEL IS RIO DE JANEIRO CITY IN PERSON, if we could describe him like it. He is the one who hates to be the sort of a guide with a sign in hand telling: COPACABANA IN THE RIGHT AND THE CHRIST IN THE LEFT...No..he will be hiking with you in the surroundings of the Sugar Loaf (no matter if it is dark or light). Rafa, that is how he likes to be called, he will help you to plan your trip in the best way, and he will always find something that only you like doing..much more than a tour guide, he is a sort of EMBASSADOR OF BRAZIL. His 8 years experience makes Rio and Brazil easier for you and he will always gives you reason to keep Brazil in your travel list for such a looonnnng time!!
Not only Rafael is working in Rio, but he tours around Brazil..specially in RIO, AMAZON, from the unknown Roraima State to the fascinating and not less unknown and unique state of Maranhão where the rain forest meets with the Atlantic Ocean. he plans trips, he writes about Brazil and he deeply loves his country and his continent. But one thing is for sure, Rafael's main ambition is to make Brazil a better place; he also tours in Iguazu Falls, the northern coast beaches of Nordeste. And he can give you a hand in other countries too such as Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela.
MARCONE LIMA - THE GUIDE, THE ENGLISH TEACHER AND THE NURSE
His best business card is his smile; his first way to introduce himself is the bright of his eyes looking at you with enthusiasm and respect. His best tool work is his laugh. And his best quality and key to success is BEING HIMSELF!!!
He is the NEWEST TOUR GUIDE ON THE SCENE, but it does not mean lack of experience at all..He lives in the house of the KING, and he is one of the best representative of the Castle, hahahah :) His walking tours are magic, he has a different way to see the city because he was born in another place way far from Rio. Marcone is son of a land that mix thick rain forest with magnificent ocean beaches, he comes from a beautiful State called MARANHÃO; so he had to learn about Rio, he has the best historian teacher to find out about Rio's past, so he can understand pretty well our daily life, and from all friends he conquested, from all great challenges he faced...I would say that Marcone is a GENUINE CARIOCA!!! And Marcone's creativity also can provide a very funny and introduction BIKING TOUR around the coast!!! Marcone knows how to introduce Rio in a very cool and funny way. He has welcomed my guests and we have been working together alot, and he knows my way to treat my guests and he is always present in most of my tours.
If our guests needs a vehicle...Well, Marcone for the moment cannot drive...but he has some cars and drivers available. So the prices will be for the cost of the car and also his services, but I am always helping him to provide the most honest prices.
And if you think that this young boy is only a tour guide and with a lot of experience....Well...this man in the body of a boy is also a very efficient and respectaful English Teacher in a very famous english school in Rio. He has more than 70 students that learn YOUR LANGUAGE, thanks to him!!! Another thing that very few people know is that he also teaches our nativce language, Marcone is a PORTUGUESE TEACHER for foreigners, not only he teaches the secrets of Rio but he also teaches you the way to be able to communicate in Portuguese! And this is not enough...he succeed to pass in the four entrance exams of our Federal University, and he is studying Medicine to be a NURSE and he will be specialized in Cardio Geriatric Cares...
Anyway, this multi functions person is also a very dear and complete Tour Guide in Rio de Janeiro.
Marcone is my big reference in life, great advisor, wonderful tourism partner, best friend, brother...everything...
JAKOB - THE DANISH ROYALTY - THE GUIDE, THE TEACHER AND THE EARL OF COPACABANA
He is one of my best friends, I have no doubt about it. He has the authority to be part of my professional and personal life. He is spending part of his life in this new country called Brazil after spending his life time in our precious and divine Denmark, but Jakob addopt Rio body and soul, but I have to say to all danish that his heart is DANISH and always will be!!!
This love for his country gave him an idea...He loves Brasil so much that he came here to learn about Rio, to learn even more about Brazil and make this land a home to all danish who dreams about HOLIDAYS IN THE TROPICS. With safety, smart information and above all FUN!!!!
With all his knowledge about Brazilian Culture, he is the best guide not only for Denmark and the rest of Scandinavian, he is the best representative in South America for all Europeans...His English is remarkable, his danish, well, still very updated. his german, very good enough to make Rio a real german house, and his portuguese, well, he can survive in any single corner of this endless giant country called Brazil.
He will be the most brazilian danish fellow EVER!!!!
IN OTHER WORDS, I AM PROUD AND HONORED TO INTRODUCE TO YOU, THE BRAIN OF MY WORK AND TOURISM PROJECT.
THE THREE EMBASSADORS WILL BE ALWAYS HERE TO MAKE RIO DE JANEIRO, ONE OF YOUR NEST TRAVEL DESTINATION.
WE CAN TAKE YOU TO THE MOST HIDDEN TREASURES OF RIO, AND WE ARE HERE NOT ONLY TO BE YOUR BEST INFORMAL GUIDES, BUT WE ARE HERE TO BE A REFERENCE AND ALSO YOUR FRIENDS IN BRAZIL.
YOU CAN COUNT ON US FOR EVERYTHING, WE ARE RELIABLE, SERIOUS, EXPERTS, RESPECTFUL AND WELL INFORMED PROFESSIONALS!!!
AND MOST IMPORTANT...TOURISM AND BEST TOUR GUIDING RUNS IN OUR VEINS!!!!
LONG LIFE TO RIO!!! LONG LIFE TO BRAZIL!!!!