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 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

Rio’s statues

There are said to be around 680 artistic monuments spread around Rio, mostly statues, but also fountains, monuments and modern sculptures, like the realistic sculpture of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, sitting on a… 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

Vehicle yearly test 2017

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