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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 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 ...

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 ...

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.)