Category Archive: Rio de Janeiro

Rio’s Golf Clubs

Compared to most large cities in the world, Rio has very few golf clubs. The oldest of them is the Gávea Golf and Country Club, founded in 1926 by a group of Scots… Continue reading

Famous names in Rio’s English Cemetery

One of the more distinguished officers of the British Navy buried in the English cemetery at Gamboa is Sir Michael Seymour, 1st Baronet, KCB. After a long career in the navy, he became… Continue reading

Rio’s Street Markets (feiras livres)

Rio’s Street Markets (Feiras Livres) Rio has many street markets, from antiques to arts and crafts, but here we are talking about the “Feiras Livres”, which offer mainly fruit and veg, with a… Continue reading

Vehicle yearly test 2018

MOT or “vistoria” vehicle testing for yearly licensing  The Ministry of Transport test (usually abbreviated to MOT test) is an annual test for automobile safety, roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissions required for most… Continue reading

Art in Rio

Art in Rio has grown enormously in recent years, and galleries are popping up all over the place.

RIO’S HOSPITALS

One of the big differences between the UK and Brazil is that in the UK the hospital most probably comes under the National Health, the equivalent of a public hospital in Brazil, whereas here most people at our level of society (middle class) have a health plan and therefore go to private hospitals.

Tiradentes, Landfills and Presbyterians

The commemorations began in 2009, marking the arrival from Baltimore, Maryland, of a 26-year-old Princeton graduate. After 56 days at sea on board the North American sailing vessel “Banshee,” on August 12, 1859, the Rev. Ashbel Green Simonton arrived at Praça Mauá.

WHY LIVE IN RIO?

Why do we so love living in Rio? The traffic is terrible, the city goes into gridlock when it rains, the bay is polluted, and sometimes the beaches too

MARACANÃ – from the “RIO 2016” website

The stadium’s official inauguration will take place on 2nd June with a friendly match between Brazil and England.

RIO IS HOT!

This is not a full posting, but a link to a terrific article that came out in the Daily Mail online on April 11th.  Just click here.  Some good news about Rio for… Continue reading