Category Archives: Olympics

Olympic Rio – reflections and emotions

Olympic Rio – reflections Tears of joy and disappointment! This post was ready for the beginning of the week but we have had significant connection problems this week so it has been frustrating not being able to publish it. Hope … Continue reading

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Corruption in Brazil #4 – Rio State Bankrupt?

Rio State is Bankrupt? The crisis in Rio State has clearly gone beyond being “difficult to manage”. The fact is that Rio de Janeiro and the State of Rio are effectively bankrupt. The teachers who are on strike will not … Continue reading

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Accommodation – English speaking hosts – Football World Cup 2014

Accommodation – English speaking hosts Accommodation – English speaking hosts I had not quite realised how long it was since my last post – so apologies to my readers for such a long gap! We have had visitors recently from … Continue reading

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Ferry (not across the Mersey…)

I had to go into Rio today to fetch some papers from a translator so I took the ferry across Guanabara Bay. The trip takes about 20 minutes and, during the day, ferries depart every half hour, although they are … Continue reading

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