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  1. Enjoy your stay, try all local food you can and have lots of fun with Brazilians You'll love it!
  2. Unfortunately we won't change their minds... I was following a couple of travellers doing videos in Brazil and got really upset some negative people made their minds Rio is dangerous. It ruined their experience in the city and ruined my experience watching them... They simply decided to enjoy the city without camera stuff and they said they had the time of their lives, but we will never see it because some morons convinced them the second most photographed city in the world is not safe for... Cameras... I'm tired of it I learned to just leave people miss opportunities because of morons. I can't change the world.
  3. Glad to hear from you @Citius Altius Fortius I'm now living in Santos and our home is still open for you and your significant other at any time you come to Brazil again. Thank you for everything Martin!
  4. Thank you guys for the kind answers. Who knows in the future I'll be back in a better mood for discussions and without Rio Olympics in the spotlight. You guys have a great day
  5. Hello friends of GamesBids. It has been 5 years since I last posted here and at that time much of my life was in a mess: wife had cancer, problems at my job that caused me deep depression, among others. At that time I realized that if I stayed here reading the forums it would ruin the joy of receiving the Olympic Games in my beloved hometown of Rio. So I decided to simply avoid GamesBids Forums. I decided to face the lots of problems of my life and also enjoy my dream. I don't regret. Fortunately, my wife's cancer was cured in 2017 and I'm still treating my depression (it got much worse in mid-2017 and every day has been a battle since then). About the Olympics? I think you guys agree with me: It's the best event in the planet and Rio 2016 was perfect. For me it was. Rio and Brazil had, have and will have problems (just like all countries, some more, other less). But as I pointed above, we must face problems and enjoy life when possible. Rio did it. I did it. And unfortunately I couldn't did it here with some many "POVs" ruining my experience. During the years at the Forums I made a very special friend, Martin from Germany. He came to Rio 2016, we went to Maracanãzinho together watch female volleyball, he stayed few days at my home and it was one of the best days of my life. Martin is truly a gentleman and a special human being. He told me some members of the forums were in Rio. I wish I could have met all of them to have fun and show a little bit of the city. I was not invited to the rendervouz and that's really okay. Somehow this was/is a club of friends and I was never part of the club... "Danny is too sensitive to critics". You are right. Maybe I was to certain extent. But anyway it doesn't matter anymore. For those who came to Rio 2016, I truly hope you enjoyed at least one second of your stay. If you smiled once in Rio I'm happy. Smiles are more special than I thought before depression and smiles are the most pure expression of our souls. During the last 5 years I missed all the logo competitions, all the inappropriate bid contests, some jokes, some good talk, but I never missed some bad times we had here. Thankfully now it's past and no hard feelings. :) I waited 5 years to write this post. I waited the end of Tokyo Games so now Rio is past, Tokyo is past too. Right time to say something without Rio games in the mirror. I want to thank you for a great opportunity on understanding different cultures, to understand different backgrounds, to learn much of the English skills I have today (still not fluent). You guys helped me a lot with English! You guys also helped me a lot in the other fandom I'm part now. The "international mindset" that I learned here was a keypoint in my 5-year role as a chairman of an international event held annually in Brazil and respected abroad. Thank you! It was also a great opportunity to prove myself that we must focus in good things of life. It's way better than spend time trying to show other people with pre-existing judgements that things can be a little bit different. To show that maybe I was right to be happy about something we share the passion - Olympic Games. But Olympic Games in a different place, a place I love. To all those who read this letter, my respect and best wishes of good luck. To those few ready to write harsh words in the comments, my respect and best wishes of good luck too. To GBMod, thank you for everything in the past and I hope IOC bring back the bid process. It was much better. Greetings from Brazil (and Brazil continues a very amazing and beautiful place as always), Danny PS: Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony still the best after 5 years. Change my mind - lol
  6. Thank you for years of Olympic discussions, for the good or evil. See you guys soon!

    1. Rob.


      Saw your post in the other thread. Hope you come back for the Games, but if not, hope everything works out for you as best it can.

    2. Sir Rols

      Sir Rols

      I'll second Rob on that and also add I hope the Rio games brings you, and other "old-timers" back to the GBids fold this August.

    3. Olympic Fan Darcy

      Olympic Fan Darcy

      Sad to see you go, hope your wife is doing better. Hope to see you back during Rio. The forums just aren't the same anymore.

  7. My two cents: Sick of both sides... Disappointed with endemic corruption of all parties, all sides... Really tired of arguments to show "I'm right" for nothing... That's probably my last post in the forums (been away for 5 months already due skin cancer of my wife and somehow all internet argumentative fights became so stupid and useless). Anyway. It was a pleasure! Hope you guys enjoy the games in Rio! Aquele abraço.
  8. Sorry for the late reply. Deodoro is a lower middle class area of Rio, nothing to do around the cluster, it's a residential area. It's not a risky area, but also not somewhere to visit if you have nothing to do there. Yes, there were/are some drug-related crimes in the area, since it's far from wealthy neighbourhood and drug lords can use far away zones as hidden spots, but, during the games, there will be tens of thousands of police and military in Rio, so nothing to care about during the games time.
  9. Not huge fan of tennis, but it seems the space is similar to big arenas around the planet...
  10. Already pointed before in this same thread that Meirelles and Waddington commited mistake (or decided to appear as concerned citizens in the middle of a economic downturn) by saying the values and the ceremonies will cost 10% less than London's ceremonies 4 years ago. The former "João Havelange" and now Nilton Santos Stadium or simply Engenhão as it is known in Rio could not use the roof for the structure as much as Maracanã - This is the biggest problem about the ceremonies in the "outdated" stadium...
  11. Not in cities, but in the countryside, yes, dozens of spiders, not sure which ones were poisonous or not... lol I'm not a huge fan too. I spent my carnaval holiday in a state park this year and I saw tons of insects and weird animals... Gosh, it was terrible.
  12. I just said generalisms are dumb. Don't put all the middle class in the same box. About ideologies and protests, yes, President Dilma will be booed in the Opening Ceremony, and thankfully, people are free to boo their politicians if they want...
  13. Yes, just leave in General Osório station at General Osorio Square and walk some block until your place. Enjoy your stay in Rio! Looking at Skyscrapercity, the works are at full steam. LRT is fine, will be ready easily. The subway line makes me affraid. The deadline is so tight.
  14. Without traffic about 1 hour/1 1/2 hour... With traffic, the sky is the limit. But things will change during the Olympics, since you will have the option to leave the airport, take the LRT to Subway's Cinelândia station and from there, take the subway to Barra/Jardim Oceânico station and then BRT to Alvorada Terminal and another BRT to Olympic Park. I think you will spend about 1 1/2 hour to get there. Not sure yet, because part of the subway, part of BRT and the LRT are under construction yet. Public transportation will be the best bet during the games.
  15. Coelho for sure won't be mentioned. Our classic literature has to do with Machado de Assis, Guimarães Rosa and others... Coelho is seen as too commercial and empty around the intelectuals here in Brazil.
  16. Nacre, while most of main American cities are small downtowns rounded by huge suburban areas (it seems Australia have a lot of suburbs American style too). Main Brazilian cities are like downtown districts everywhere with tons of buildings and avenues and not much big green areas. That's why most of urban population of Brazil never saw a snake or a monkey in the streets... This is just another Hollywood Stereotype... I never saw a monkey or a snake in the streets of Rio or Sao Paulo or Santos (where I live now) and know nobody that saw them anytime inside the city... Sao Paulo Curitiba Belo Horizonte Santos
  17. BTW, the moment is so crazy that dollar exchange got 4.24 reals at noon and closed as 3.99... Real got strong 25 centavos in just half day...
  18. Economy is so cyclical and so rollercoaster in Brazil... I just remember 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 in Brazil. It was the apocalypse at that time... Two years later, Brazil was great again and now apocalypse again... And here we go... (Same is valid for Mexico, does anyone remember the Tequila Effect in the late 90s? - Just imagine Trump winning the elections... Adiós Mexico and NAFTA).
  19. Not only this, in the middle of the biggest economic crisis in Brazil for the last 20 years, anyone saying "I'll expend a lot of money" will be attacked on the media. Meirelles and Waddington just said what the public wants to hear: "we are doing nice things but not wasting money"...
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