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February 20, 2014

Carnival
It’s the middle of summer. And in Rio it’s time for the Carioca self-professed “greatest show on earth”. There is celebration in every corner of the city (and far beyond) with Blocos & Bandas and processions from the crack of dawn, through dusk and through till dawn again. And then again. A...

December 20, 2012

The End of the World?
There are those who believe that the Mayans predicted the end of the world on the 21st of December 2012. However, according to the ancient Japanese calendar, it will simply be the first day of summer here in Rio (winter in Japan). Anyway, whilst I suspect we will happily all wa...

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