Posts Tagged ‘Rio de Janeiro’

Snow, ice and subzero temperatures are the integral part of Canadian existence, sports and culture, and nobody is a better spokesperson than people of Quebec.
While Cariocas celebrate carnival in February wearing only glitter and feathers, Quebecers put on their ski suits and head to romantic Quebec City for Bonhomme Carnival, the largest winter carnival in the world.

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Long time ago, I promised to myself that by the age of 30, I will visit Ibiza. I was 4 months late with fulfilling my promise, but at least I’ve done it now! After prolonged convincing, my friends finally budged in and said “yes” to it as well. The White Isle, as it is often […]


Reveillon or New Year’s Eve is the biggest celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, second only to the carnival, and one of the greatest ways in the entire world to celebrate the arrival of a new year. Ever since I was a kid, the TV clips of Rio fireworks were enchanting to me, and I always […]


On Christmas Day I found myself in the airport washroom of Rio de Janeiro. I wanted to change into my summer clothes because blending with locals is the way to financially survive and completely enjoy Brazil. Suddenly, I realised that the washroom stalls were much smaller than the ones at the Sao Paulo international airport. […]


700 million people watched it, 46 million countrymen cheered for them, and after a patient yet nerve-wrecking, memorable game, my favourite football team won the FIFA World Cup showing the world that Spain is the best in Europe and in the world. This is the reason why this blog entry could have be done without any words […]


Originally written on February 17, 2009 Ola! For six months, I’ve been looking forward to going to Rio and spending time on Ipanema Beach. The excitement was so high that a couple of days prior to my leave for South America, I could barely get enough sleep. Yet when I arrived to Rio de Janeiro […]


Originally written on February 14, 2009  Ola todos,    Today after spending some time shopping, A.M., O.G., O.G’s brother F.O., sister-in-law and I went to Banda de Ipanema – a mini carnival procession in the Ipanema neightbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. Cariocas (people from Rio) were getting ready for the next weekend when most of […]