After a few hot days it looks like the weather will be overcast over the weekend, the forecasts predict a rainy christmas.
Christmas is coming and the tree on the lake is as always beautiful, go down there to check it out. On weekends you have fireworks and some special events.
Corruption scandals are so many right now they can’t even fit into the news here, it will be very interesting to see what the government will try to do to better the image of the country from abroad. As it is now investors are leaving Brazil like rats from a sinking ship. On the positive side is that the Brazilian Real has lost a lot to currencies like the USD and the Euro, which of course should lead to better conditions for export.
No games until the state cups who start in the beginning of February.
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 are the main reasons.
The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week:
Pineapples, mangoes, plums, kiwis, apples, passion fruit, tangerines, peaches and all types of melon should be tasty and affordable this time of the year.
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.