Last nite in Rio watching the Vasco game (away to Cruzeiro last year’s champions of  O Brasileirão) in the BiCopa. I was supposed to be ending it in a swanky restaurant but as expected things went a bit Pete Tong when Yorkshire Bank  blocked my debit card. The funny thing was this was quite… Read More

Managed to get out of Rio without much damage: having left in 31 degree heat to arrive in torrential rain in Joao de Pessoa, the forecast was ominous another week of clouds and more rain. The taxi charged us R$130 to the pousada with the driver suggesting it would be cheaper not to use the… Read More

Ok last nite in Rio and it’s been bit it of a whirlwind up  to now; the weather has been cold and very windy. I actually had to postpone the trip to Angara do Reis as the  weather was so bad, and I didn’t  fancy spending all day drinking beer and shivering on a boat.… Read More