Yes, they absolutely were. Now I know this story is not a travel tip and I know that I cannot take you back in time and bring you to Rio for the games, they are over, but let me refresh your memories. The city was a fantastic host and the games were great, so take a look back and remember a bit of what happened by clicking the link below and reading my last…Continue Reading
Category: Rio de Janeiro
Brazil – Strong Dollar makes for an Amazing Travel Adventure in Rio!
When traveling to Rio from other parts of the world, specifically the US, Europe and England the transfer rates of these currencies, (dollar, euro, pound) make your trip super affordable! My article from a few years ago shows how you can vacation in Rio, see many sites and not break the bank while doing so. As of today, 10/22/2018, the transfer rate for 1 US dollar is 3.70 Real, that’s close to 4 to 1. …Continue Reading
Brazil – Museum of Tomorrow, a must see Travel Adventure in Rio
When you make it to Rio, you have to make time to visit the Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow). It takes you around the world showing you not only today but the Earth of Tomorrow. It was designed and built by renowned Architect and Artist Santiago Calatrava, the same artist who designed the new Four Billion dollar New York City World Trade Center transportation hub/subway station. It is beautiful both on the…Continue Reading
Brazil – Best day of the Year in Rio de Janeiro? Réveillon! (New Years Eve)
Carnival is only officially 4 days long but weeks before those 4 days arrive the parties start, and they continue, day in and day out, up until Carnival and then they keep going for a week or two after! I do not know how they did it but they figured out a way to stretch a 4 day celebration into 4-6 weeks, serious! If you like long, drawn out partying, day in and day out,…Continue Reading
Brazil – Rio Carnival goers not deterred by Zika virus threat.
Carnival is, was and always will be about the party but back in the second half of 2015 and all of 2016, Zika became the front and center item of concern for all Brazilians and then for the rest of the world. The below link will take you to my article that I wrote while living/working in Rio heading toward the 2016 Olympic Games. This is a link to open up the article on SDNews.com…Continue Reading