Archive for Month: December 2015

New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

I wrote the following travelogue at the end of 2001. I’m reprinting here partly because we’re approaching the time to start thinking about where to spend New Year’s Eve, and partly because I want a place to save it other than on my computer. They have closed half of the […]

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To All Our Friends, Happy New Year

Rio de Janeiro floats a beautiful Christmas tree on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Below is a very short video we took one night. You will no doubt recognize the background music, but perhaps you didn’t know that composer Vince Guaraldi became famous because of the B-side of a single that […]

Rio de Janeiro in December

We’re in Rio but not the real Rio. We’re in Leblon, a traditional upscale neighborhood and beach. Sure, there’s pao de queijo, pasteis and brazil nuts (with amazing health benefits). There’s lots of city noise and beautiful beaches full of futebolers, bathers and surfers. There are busy barracas selling their […]

Walvis Bay, Namibia Desert and Swakopmund

Our second port of call on the trip up the African coast was Walvis Bay, Namibia. (Clicking on the picture will show the whole frame.)    

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