Hello everyone! Here is the 20th weekly newsletter from Gringo-Rio. Nice winter weather has made it possible for the Cariocas to leave their winter clothes at home. This time of the year is normally a bit slow when it comes to parties and nightlife. The October election is the dominant topic for many people.
Football: On Saturday the 9th 2nd placed Fluminense will take on Coritiba in Maracanã, kick off is at 21h. The day after on Sunday the 10th Flamengo will meet Sport Club do Recife in the same stadium, kick off is set at 16h in this must win game for the red and black Rio team who are in last place in the league.
Public transport: The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto. The introduction of the exclusive BRS lanes in Botafogo have initially created some problems.
Nightlife: The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week: Mango’s are still cheap and sweet, try the Palmer and Haden varieties. Strawberries, pears, apples and peaches are also possible to find at good prices.
Article: An interesting article Encouraging Brazil’s emerging middle class to buy sustainably I found in The Guardian. For a long time it has been obvious to me how little of the Cariocas’ mindset that is thinking about sustainable living. You still get plastic bags and glossy colour flyers almost thrown at you as soon as you leave your door step. Although there are supposedly garbage separation in all building, it is not something that seems to be taken really seriously. And water consumtion… The 4-shower-a-day attitude is hard to rock. It seems like most steps that are taken are driven by legislation, not by personal initiative. In the article this is dealt with from the aspect of how to encourage Brazilians to buying sustainable products.
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!