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Category Archives: Rio de Janeiro
Trapped indoors as the rain buckets down in Rio we drew inspiration from Vicki Kellaway`s cracking piece entitled 101 reasons to love Bogota to come up with our own 101 reasons why we think Rio rocks… 1. You are never more than a few metres … Continue reading
‘So sad, so sad…’ Tania shakes her head and gazes forlornly at the floor. She has just found out that her friend’s husband has been killed in a drive-by shooting at traffic lights about a kilometre from Ipanema beach… The … Continue reading
If there’s one thing that continues to spellbind us on our travels, it’s the footwork of Brazilian people of all ages dancing samba. And the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them, light-footed steps riding the rhythms of the bateria are showcased nowhere better than a … Continue reading
‘Gringo, gringo, gringo,’ they chant. ‘Nao gringo. Inglaterra, Inglaterra, Inglaterra,’ we scream back… But to no avail. Our two ‘Inglaterra’ voices are muted by the non-stop sounds of samba drums, trumpets and horns that pierce the air. Swaying along the … Continue reading
As a pasty, ginger man with a slight beer belly (yes I’m describing it as slight) ‘going native’ was never going to be an easy task, but I have made some small steps. Continue reading
The young boy straddling his moped takes a drag from a hand-made cigarette and eyes us intently, his baseball cap pulled low and a gold chain glinting around his neck in the 30 degree Rio sun… Far from being a … Continue reading
It was gone one in the morning when we arrived at Lapa to join tens of thousands of Rio revellers for the biggest party in town. Every street as far as our drunkenly bleary eyes could see was crammed with … Continue reading