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Magical Castlepoint

Castlepoint, New Zealand, located on the eastern shore of the north island was actually named by Captain Cook himself, because the rock at the southern end of the bay resembles a castle. We spotted the Whakataki ...

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rio

New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro is HUGE. How huge? Maybe 1-2 million people descend on the area. The streets on the beach and leading up to it are  closed to vehicle ...

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 ...