Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Happy new year from Rio!
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.