About Discovery Hostel Rio

Go Fly a Kite...

Probably one of the most democratic and popular games around the world, the kite dates back at least three thousand years and is believed to come from China.

Since ancient times, kites have been covering the skies and their symbolism varies from place to place. In Bali, they have a special deity for them. In Korea, they are released into the sky to invoke prosperity and wealth when the first male child is born. In Thailand, they are flown in the monsoon season to please the gods. In India, there are over a 100 words to connote them. In Europe, they have festivals to honor them. And, in South America, every child's first toy is a kite.

Not just a child’s pastime, kites have helped in several scientific experiments and inventions. They also have an important role in the aviation history serving as models for airplanes that connect our world even faster everyday.

And although in most cultures the kite differs on symbolisms, we at Discovery Hostel would like to keep that representation of freedom and passion. To embrace the idea that world travelers have for discovering all those places that as children we all dreamt of, and just as a kite we could only reach with our imagination.

  • Go Fly a Kite...

    Probably one of the most democratic and popular games around the world, the kite dates back at least three thousand years and is believed to come from China. Since ancient times, kites have been covering the skies and their symbolism Read More
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    Located in one of the most architecturally charming areas of Rio de Janeiro, Discovery hostel was originally built in the mid-19th century as the vacation home of the baroness of Rio Negro, Eufrásia Teixeira Leite, an extraordinary investor and financially praiseworthy Read More
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