Tag Archives | Rio de Janeiro

Garota_de_ipanema - The Girl from Ipanema

The Girl from Ipanema

Brazil enjoys the largest recording industry outside of the United States, so the number of brilliant artists and the wide variety of genres (most people have never heard of), is truly staggering. The first time I’d ever hear this beautiful language was by vinyl record, as my father had a huge jazz collection, and even […]

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Sunrise

The Marvelous City, as they call it, was all of that and more. We stayed in a nice hotel on the end of Copacabana, every day we explored new beaches and every night we discovered new restaurants. This was my third trip to Rio so I’m starting to get to know the lay of the […]

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Macumba Beach

Macumba Beach

The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you’ll go. ~ Dr. Seuss The world’s record for most surfers riding the same wave simultaneously is 42 and was set at Rico’s Point, Macumba Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 18th of November 2005. […]

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Burle Marx

Burle Marx

My good friends from Miami own and operate a successful landscape business, they impressed upon me the beauty of landscape as an “art-form”, and then introduced me to the work of a Brazilian legend. Burle Marx, as he’s known, was the greatest thing to ever happen to plants in Brazil. He’s internationally known as one […]

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New Year’s Eve in Brazil

Back in my office, sitting at my desk but my mind and spirit are still on the Costa da Sul (South Coast) of Rio de Janeiro and the coolest beach, Macumba Beach (future articles). Meanwhile, back in Sao Paulo the weather is overcast and still wet outside from the rain last night, all night, so […]

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