Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy new year from Rio!

Guanabara Bay
Sorry, I couldn't resist :) Rio has been a great place to see in the new year. I thought that Sydney and Hong Kong had spectacular settings, but Rio really must have the best geography of any city in the world.

The parties on Ipanema and Copacabana beaches were as fun as you would expect. Two million people were watching the fireworks at midnight, along with tens of thousands of people on the seven enormous cruise ships sitting in the bay.

A day more to recover; then off to Peru to fulfill a real ambition of mine — visiting the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu.


femme said...

it was amazing wasnt it?

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Ian.

Your pictures make amazing Desktop Wallpaper!

You have probably missed it but have you seen all our publicity in the Press. Its going crazy. Even made page 3 Sunday Times and 1/2 page article page 2 Daily Mail. Check out google this is getting a life of its own!

Rio looks fanastic. I bet your having a fabulous time.

See you soon.


Ian Brown said...

Thanks Helen! Look forward to seeing you back in the UK.

I wonder if Gordon Brown's new focus on a "personal" NHS means yet more databases...