Hello Everyone! Warm temperatures have clearly marked that we have left the Carioca winter behind us. In the presidential elections race it seems like Dilma has taken a lead, many fear that foreign investors will shun Brazil since it is the sitting government that has been in charge while the country has been thrown into recession and financial stagnation. The newspapers are also full of the criminal activities of former Brazilian finance superstar Eike Batista.
On Sunday the 28th Grémio will visit Maracanã to face Botafogo, kick-off is at 16h. Saturday the 4th of October Flamengo will receive Santos in the same stadium, kick-off is at 16:20h.
In the Brazilian Cup Botafogo play Santos in Maracanã on the 1st of October, kick-off 19:30h. It is quarter finals.
Public transport: The buses that normally would run on Rua Visconde de Pirajá are temporarily running on the beach avenue Vieira Souto. Big road constructions in Centro still make traffic very complicated during certain hours, especially around the bus station.
Nightlife: The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week: Pineapples, apples and tangerines are often tasty this time of the year.
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 12th of October. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro.
Bom fim de semana!