Hello Again! It is time for another weekly newsletter.
It is impossible not to talk about the presidential elections who will take place this weekend, in the last poll Dilma had regained the lead. The two sides are playing out their best cards. Dilma is fishing votes by promising benefits while Aécio promises work and economical reforms.
Aggression between police and bandits are continuing, most of it as always takes place far from the areas tourists normally frequent. Operations in favelas in Tijuca and Lins have resulted in shootouts and deaths. Several UPP units have been under attack.
League games in Maracanã: On Saturday the 25th Atlético-PR will visit to play Fluminense, kick-off is at 16:20h.
Other: Botafogo will play a league derby game against Flamengo in Brasilia on Saturday the 25th, kick off is at 21h. In a Brazilian Cup semi final Flamengo take on Atlético-MG in Maracanã, this is on Wednesday the 29th, kick-off is at 22h.
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 and tangerines are usually good purchases in October.
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
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!