Category: Places

Vamos a la Playa!

Rio de Janeiro is known all over the world for its urban beaches, like Ipanema or Copacabana. What most tourists don’t know is that at the Southwestern tip of the city there’s a major natural reserve, with impressive beaches, mostly visited by surfers, hikers and nudists. Recently, I’ve […]

Águas de Março

The tropical storms that hit most of Brazil this time of the year can easily produce non-stop lightning in the thousands. Those storms have inspired Tom Jobim‘s song Águas de Março (Waters of March), which come, as one verse says, to close summertime. If you live in a […]

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Heygate Johnny

    Enquanto estava em Londres, mês passado, tentei fazer contato com pessoas interessadas em aparecer aqui. Uma das primeiras, e entusiasmadas com a idéia, foi John. Ele falou que vivia em Walworth, no sul de Londres, uma região passando por um processo de gentrificação, cujo mais novo […]

The Architect

Someone gets in touch with you. Says he likes your photos and he’ll be in town for a few days. You invite him to try taking pics. He says he’s staying in a hotel right beside one of Rio’s architectural landmarks, currently abandoned, Hotel Nacional. The hotel, reflecting some […]

Angra dos Reis

Despite the controversy and setbacks in Brazil’s nuclear power program, a third reactor is under construction, right beside the only two existing ones, in the Southern coast of Rio de Janeiro state (probably among the most scenic areas ever to be chosen for this kind of construction). The […]

Bye Bye F-100

PR-OAR, currently in Avianca Brasil, former Oceanair, previously flown by American Airlines. Good things often come to and end. As the career of the Fokkers in Brazil nears its end, I see this recent flight as probably being my last one in my favourite aircraft.