Do you buy souvenirs?

………………..me ……………….only sometimes, if perhaps some small trinket catches my eye, is especially appealing or is likely to evoke a special memory. It has to be small as I’m unlikely to have much if any luggage space. I did buy a colourful mug in  Buenos Aires as the colours were bright and the mugs did not appear […]

Copacabana Beach;Rio

You can not go to Rio without visiting the iconic wide strip of sand that is Copacabana Beach. You can not visit Copacabana Beach without humming …..her name was Lola, she was showgirl …or at least I couldn’t! Yes Copacabana with its crashing waves, surfers, swimmers, footballers, beach venders and beach bars. It has to […]

Visiting Christ the Redeemer

Our concierges at Copacabana Palace managed to get some last minute tickets to see Christ the Redeemer up close. We were visiting Rio at a time when there was a lot of mist so visiting earlier had not been an option. We enjoyed the half hour ride on the vernacular railway and watched the lights turn on […]

GOL Lounge Rio de Janeiro

British Airways Business Class customers flying from Rio de Janeiro may well find themselves at the GOL lounge. Although basic compared to many lounges that  I have ……..lounged in ………it does serve a purpose. The decor is very sixties, the seats are comfy and there is a dining area. I enjoyed a glass of  passable white wine […]