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Reveillon or... things to do in Rio when you´re sober

BRAZIL | Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 | Views [803] | Video

So I´m not sure about you, but I definitely saw New Year's Eve (Reveillon, as they call it in Brazil) as a time to get dressed up, get wasted, and get to making your first bad decisions of the new year. Every year the very congenial Cariocas make room ... Read more >

Tags: 2011, beach, celebration, copacabana, fireworks, new years eve, reveillon, samba

Day Three: Street Samba and Cachaça

USA | Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Views [535] | Video

The people in Brazil are instantly endearing. At first Rio´s few English speaking locals may turn off travelers looking for an easy time. It´s really ironic because one of my main reasons for not being the biggest fan of the city when I first arrived ... Read more >

Tags: cachaça, centro, churrasco, cordão do bola preta, farafo, gauchos, lapa, samba, zungo

Day 2: The Beach

USA | Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | Views [372]

[Sorry this is late, but life here in Rio is moving at a deceptively fast pace.] On day the second I think I gave in to jetlag a bit more than I planned.  I slept for more than a few hours before I really did anything. (By the way, I´m finding it ... Read more >

Tags: açai, belo horizonte, bife a cavalo, cariocas, couch surfing, ipanema, niteroi, reals, sau paolo, sucor

Day the First: Standby to Lose Everything

USA | Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | Views [734]

I´m not one to complain (it´s my New Year´s resolution), but... Of course, my flight to Charlotte was delayed. I arrived at the O´Hare in Chicago to discover that even though I got there around an hour before my flight was to leave, I was luckier ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, caipirinha, christo, doxycycline, favela, flight, ipanema, rio, sucre, sugar loaf

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