Well I am in it everything is over priced -just paid 20bzd for a really bad beer-and yes the writer is in Rio de Janiero,acting as a roving reporter for the Ambergris Daily-thank goodness that chap in Indianna is picking up the cheques or at least some of them. Having landed yesterday morning the spend is in excess of 2500usd which includes hotel rooms for a couple of nights.
Rio is absolutely packed and last night was mayhem as I was privileged to watch Columbia beat a toothless Uruguay but with the player of the tournament James Rodriguez scoring the best goal I have ever seen was well worth seeing those dentist go home. There were a few fights but not much too report. With Brazil winning (very fortunately) earlier in the day against Chile. Rio was buzzing and the sounds of flamenco/sambas and god knows what else was going until at least 3.00am -the writer decided to go back to his inexpensive(sic) hotel room.