Rio de Janiero

Saturday’s scene: waiting for carnival

What does a well-dressed boomer wear to carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? How about one of the costumes from the Carnival Museum? When our Regent Seven Seas Navigator cruise ended in Rio, after sailing across the Atlantic from Cape Town, we had the entire day to tour with a private guide before our plane […]

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Saturday’s scene: Christmas in Rio

On a visit to the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, we discovered this father and son contemplating the nativity scene. The little boy is obviously impatient for Christmas to arrive. Are you? Merry and Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our baby boomer readers. May your holiday season be filled with […]

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Choosing a Guide in Rio de Janeiro

When a cruise concludes in Rio de Janeiro, passengers disembark around 9 a.m. but flights to the U.S. don’t leave until early in the evening or even later. What’s a baby boomer traveler to do? Hire a guide. Alan and I were faced with this dilemma when we sailed on an Atlantic crossing from Cape […]

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