Saturday, January 07, 2012


It´s been almost 34 years and it is on my birth certificate, but every time I come to Ipanema Beach, my first thought is to wonder - Is this really where I should call home? How can you be so naturally beautiful? Is all of this really in the middle of a city...

Friday, January 06, 2012

A mall with a view..

On Monday I had lunch with some old college friends (it´s been 12 years) at Botafogo Praia Shopping and unfortunately i´ve never been able to be at this balcony with clear skies! It is still a great meeting point, though, since there is great transportation to all parts of town.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

...and the rescue

For those to refused not to enter the waters... Just hoping this fantastic service continues!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The warning...

Unfortunately not very respected, that the waves were too strong today...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

New Year´s stage

While beach was done for me and i was leaving at 4pm, the final arrangements were being done for one (of many!) Barra New Year´s Celebrations on Dec 31

Monday, January 02, 2012

Hello 2012...

No fireworks for us since we were at a small dinner with friends, but here is Jan 1´s main headline not only because of fireworks: The celebrations of the pic happened in a newly "pacified" slum, Rocinha, which also happened to be the largest slum; the caption says that they had the view (privileged) of 2 different fireworks gathering: at Lagoa and at Copacabana... That this year may bring them the well-deserved peace...