I’ve visited Rio de Janeiro a couple of times, first in 1994, and again in 2008 (I have family there – and thanks to Facebook and other social media, we’re now able to keep in touch!). As I was aiming to visit again in less time than 14 years, what about 7 years… just in time for the Olympics (always wanted to see the Olympics – maybe I’ll have enough money to pay for a ticket by then!).
I only hope that Brazil can truly afford to host the Olympics – it appears to have been problematic (financially) for recent countries hosting it (including London) … and in Brazil it’s a well-quoted “fact” that 95% of the wealth is owned by 5% of the people… and of course vice versa. Brazil has enough poverty problems without this adding another layer, so I really hope that this boosts Brazil’s economy (and it is encouraging that the Real introduced as currency in 1994, was still going in 2008, and not looking close to collapse!)