Here comes the 19th weekly newsletter from Gringo-Rio. It is winter and temperatures are so cold the Cariocas wear hats, this means 18 degrees Celsius… The elections in October are due, all over the city you have reminders. Sorry for quite a meager newsletter but not much is going on right now.
It is like everyone are holding their breath for what is about to happen, everyone knows that measures have to be taken to put the country on track again. After years of trying to give CPR to the economy it has perhaps now come to the moment where more profound changes must happen, my guess is that the public sector will have to get looked at, hugely ineffective it is for the biggest part just dead weight that all the healthy parts of the economy must carry.
Football: Felipão has gone to Grémio, and (much to the dread of the Tricolor fans?) Ronaldinho Gaúcho on his way to Fluminense perhaps. Tomorrow Saturday the 2nd you have Botafogo facing Cruzeiro in Maracanã, kick off is at 18h30. Sunday the 3rd, same time, Fluminense will take on Goiás in the same stadium.
Public transport: The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto.
Nightlife: The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week: Mango’s are cheap and in season, especially the Palmer and Haden varieties are tasty. You can find strawberries, pears and apples are affordable as well.
Exhibitions: CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil) are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a large Salvador Dali exhibition. Starting today on the 30th of May and ending 4 months later on the 22nd of September. The address is Rua Primeiro de Março 66 Centro, open Wednesday until Monday 9h/21h (closed on Tuesdays). Free entrance. Site: CCBB – Salvador Dali
Um ótimo fim de semana!