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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

Rio’s Restaurants

There are of course thousands of restaurants/bars in Rio, and we’ll only be able to cover a few of them here.  This is not a tourist blog, but I am sure it will… Continue reading

Rio’s elevated highways – the fate of the “Elevado da Perimetral”

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Rio after the Olympics

After all that negative press before the Olympics in Rio, things seem to have gone pretty well. No complaints of trash in the bay, or dirty water in the lagoon.  There is still… 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 prepares for the Olympics

       Rio Prepares for the Olympics Rio de Janeiro is experiencing a traumatic transformation, to prepare it to host one of the most important sporting events in the world – the Rio 2016… Continue reading

Rio’s Bondes (Tramcars)

Rio was the first city in South America to have trams, originally animal drawn. Later they were electrified, and served most areas of the city. For a short history see the following article… Continue reading

Rio is for the Birds

Unfortunately Rio’s Jardim Botânico does not currently offer the bird-watching tour, but some time ago my son Brent went on one of these tours, and reported as follows: Rio is for the birds.… Continue reading

Rio’s elevated highways – the fate of the “Elevado da Perimetral”

Elevated highways or expressways are common in cities around the world, usually built to be pleasing to the eye, and almost always impressive – see for instance the complex in Birmingham, UK, that… Continue reading

Art in Rio

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