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Take off your clothes, this is Rio

You might have noticed that I have a rather predictable travel schedule (Tokyo pops up once a month; Milan six times a year; Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Zürich, Osaka and New York once a quarter; LA, Madrid, Singapore, Toronto and Taipei twice a year and then sporadic appearances in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Beirut, Washington and San Francisco), so it was a welcome surprise when my colleague Anders started thumbing through the diary with my assistant Alexander a few weeks ago looking for potential dates for a trip to Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil doesn’t figure nearly enough as part of my business or leisure travel routine and when it does it’s usually 48 meeting-packed hours in São Paulo and then back to London. When I first heard Rio being discussed I thought it was one of those trips that Alex would jot into the diary in the faintest pencil, knowing it would fall off the page later in the day.

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Much to our amazement the city was still hanging in there four days later and a full week on Rio decided it wasn’t going to budge when threatened by New York and Toronto diary requests……Read More

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. MICKEY

    March 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Rio is one of my favorite cities!!!!

  2. tony roots

    March 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Boy Mickey, i envy you, that’s a city i would love to visit too

  3. MICKEY

    March 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Tony, If you ever get to Brazil, please visit Salvador Bahia too! A different kind of city, but just as much fun!!!!

  4. tony roots

    March 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Different in what sense Mickey?…..i,m a very simple person who like to keep things conventional.

  5. MICKEY

    May 6, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Tony, Salvador is a very simple city, extremely cultural and very much in touch with its african roots. Wonderful beaches and beautiful people. Not nearly as glitzy as Rio!

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