Bom Dia Everyone!
Looks like we’ll have a few days in front of us with rain and lower temperatures, leave your swimwear in the drawer and perhaps go to the cinema?
Recent reports say much what I have concluded before, it is reported that price for real estate is increasing a lot slower than inflation, actually considering the fact that many agents offer price 10-20% below asking price (never happened two years ago), the prices have gone down quite a bit. The bad economy and some returning security issues are the main reasons.
Talking about security, Greg posted something very interesting on my message board, just click here to read the topic where his comment is. He describes his experience of the current security situation in Rio. Very interesting.
League games in Maracanã: Plenty of games this week! Tomorrow Saturday the 15th there is a local derby, Fluminense plays Botafogo, kick-off is 19:30h. The day after on Sunday the 16th Flamengo take on Coritiba, kick-off 17h. On Thursday the 20th Fluminense receives Chapecoense, kick-off 19:30h.
Other games: Botafogo play Figueirense in São Januário stadium on Wednesday the 19th, kick-off is 19:30h.
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 of traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area are 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 the melon should be tasty and affordable this time of the year. Of mangoes, try both Haden and Palmer varieties, in my view they are the best.
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. The 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$. Click here for the MHN site
An interesting art exhibition in Casa Daros shows works by South American artists, the theme is illusions. It is open Wed to Saturday 11h until 19h, Sundays and holidays 11h until 18h, Mondays closed. The end date is the 8th of February 2015. The entrance is 14 R$, free on Wednesdays. Casa Daros is located on Rua General Severiano 159 in Botafogo, click here for the 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!