Nice and warm spring weather in Rio, hot in the day and fresh in the evenings.
Elections are over, Dilma and PT stayed in power. Following the Bovespa stock market index the next few months will be interesting, most predicted that with PT continuing it would continue weak; the governments next measures, these will affect investors’ confidence immensely. The situation between UPP in the communities is very tense and crime is on the rise in the state, that must be the first challenge for the new governor Pezão.
League games in Maracanã: On Sunday the 2nd Chapecoense will visit to play Flamengo, kick-off is at 19:30h.
Other: In a Brazilian Cup semi final 2nd leg Flamengo go to Minas Gerais to play Atlético-MG, this is on Wednesday the 5th, kick-off is at 22h (Flamengo won the first game 2-0).
The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto, there is no clear available schedule, sometimes there are changes so you have to make sure at the time you want to catch the bus. The next one or two years traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area is the reason.
The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week:
Pineapples, mangoes, tangerines, strawberries, peaches and all types of melon should be tasty and affordable this time of the year.
Do you want to take part in the Rio Olympics and Paralympics?:
Here’s your chance. Rio 2016 are inviting applications from people willing to volunteer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August/September 2016. 70,000 will be selected to assist in a wide variety of roles. You will need to commit to ten days of volunteering during either the Olympics or the Paralympics, as well as some mandatory training in advance. Having good English and Portuguese is a definite advantage but not essential. Deadline for applications is the 15th of November this year. For further information visit: Rio Olympics Volunteers
A fun and interesting exhibition is “40 Anos Playmobil” (40 years of Playmobil) which tells the story of these famous toys, it is organized by a Brazilian organization and takes place in Museu Histórico Nacional (MHN) on Praça Marechal Âncora in Centro. It will go on until the 23rd of November and is open Tue to Fri 10h until 17:30h, Sat, Sun and holidays 14h until 18h. Entrance 8 R$. Click here for the MHN site
An interesting art exhibition in Casa Daros shows works by South American artists, the theme is illusions. It is open Wed to Saturday 11h until 19h, Sundays and holidays 11h until 18h, Mondays closed. The end date is the 8th of February 2015. Entrance is 14 R$, free on Wednesdays. Casa Daros is located on Rua General Severiano 159 in Botafogo, click here for site.
There is an exhibition of street-art in Caixa Cultural in Centro. Banksy, Jef Aerosol and Nunca are artists on exhibit. Different styles and techniques are explained. It is open Tue to Sunday 10h until 21h, the end date is the 15th of February 2015. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro.
Bom fim de semana!