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Friday, June 08, 2007

Pan Am Games - Rio de Janeiro

At Pan Am Games, Play It Safe and Enjoy

THE World Cup ended nearly a year ago, and the next Olympics are both a year off and on the other side of the world. But for sports fans hooked on international competition, an opportunity is coming up in July: the quadrennial Pan-American Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro.

On July 13, an elaborate opening ceremony at the Maracanã soccer stadium, on Rio's working-class north side, will include 7,000 dancers and be directed by the choreographer — Doug Jack — who has done similar productions for the last four Olympics.

Over the next 16 days, more than 5,500 athletes representing the 42 countries and dependencies of the Western Hemisphere will be competing in more than 30 sports, ranging from basketball, boxing and swimming to field hockey, bowling and fencing. The United States' delegation alone consists of more than 600 athletes, many of whom have Olympic aspirations, and Puerto Rico will be sending a separate delegation of 240. The competition will conclude on July 29, also at Maracanã.

Nestled between verdant mountains and an azure sea, Rio is without question a stunning site for the games, and more than $1.5 billion has gone into the preparations, including the new 45,000-seat João Havelange Stadium. But as hospitable as the city can be, it is not without problems for visitors, particularly when it comes to safety.

It is no secret that Rio is crime-ridden and quite violent, and becoming more so: the heavily-armed gangs that control the hillside squatter slums known as favelas are growing increasingly bolder in their assaults and threats, even in the city's most elite neighborhoods.

Brazilian authorities have sought to dampen concerns about security and the possibility of terrorism during the games with a pledge of intense patrolling of the city by units that will include both the police and the armed forces. They note that in 1992, when the United Nations sponsored a global meeting on the environment in Rio, the event went off without incident despite predictions of a crime wave.

For the Pan American Games, Rio overcame concerns about security by promising to hold about two-thirds of the events in a sparsely-populated area, far from the city's most perilous neighborhoods.

Nevertheless, wherever you are in Rio, it pays to be careful and to observe certain basic safety precautions. Do not flaunt jewelry or expensive cameras and video equipment, especially on the beach. For those who do not speak Portuguese, it is also advisable to move about in groups rather than alone, preferably with a local guide or translator.

Particular caution may be in order for those events, which include soccer, track and field, that are to be held at the João Havelange Stadium. Access looms as a potential problem there, especially when competitions end after dark. The stadium is near a highway — the Linha Amarela, or Yellow Line — that is regularly the site of assaults and gunfights between the police and gangs, and other routes go through neighborhoods that many Rio residents prefer to avoid at night.

Getting around the city also promises to be even more complicated than usual. Rio de Janeiro's original bid for the games included a promise to improve the overtaxed municipal transit system with a major expansion that included a pair of new subway lines and even a hydrofoil boat service from the heart of the city to sites on the west side, near major competition venues.

None of those projects ever got off the ground, though, due in large part to disputes among the municipal, state and federal governments, and even the creation of new bus lines has been ruled out. Since parking space is also scarce, organizers of the games are doing everything they can to discourage the use of private cars around the competition sites. That leaves buses and expensive taxis as the most viable means of transportation.

Most of Rio de Janeiro's better hotels are in areas like Ipanema and Copacabana, far from most of the events. But one way to ease the time and cost of travel is to stay at a hotel in the comfortable and fast-growing Barra da Tijuca area, which is the neighborhood closest to the majority of the competition sites. Several hotels have been built there in recent years, including a Sheraton, and some of them still had rooms available in late May for some dates in July.

Reservations can be made, of course, through a travel agent in Brazil or abroad. But the official Web site of the games,, also offers that service, along with maps and other useful information.

Municipal officials have discounted concerns about traffic jams or bus shortages during the two weeks the games will be played. They argue that July is the peak of Brazil's winter vacation period and maintain that many cariocas, as natives of the city are known, will be away, thus reducing demand on the transportation system.

In addition, they have announced that they are setting up special lanes on expressways and other roads to make it easier to get to and from events. But skeptics point out that the winter vacation season historically also brings a large influx of visitors to the city for sightseeing and cultural events.

As for tickets, nearly two million of them can be bought at the games' Web site, which is in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Prices range from 10 to 120 reals, about $5 to $60 at 2 reals to the dollar, depending on the sport and location of the seats (opening and closing ceremonies go to 150 and 250 reals); purchases must be made with Visa credit cards. To inhibit scalpers, buyers are limited to six seats a game or session.

Organizers said that tickets will also go on sale on July 1 at ticket booths in Rio. A limited number of daily passes are also scheduled to be available at those booths, allowing fans to watch several designated events for 20 reals.

The hardest seats to obtain, of course, will be for those events that are the most popular with Brazilians, who are expected to account for the bulk of the crowds. So expect to have to turn to a scalper and pay a hefty premium for key soccer games — all of which are to be played either at the Maracanã, site of the 1950 World Cup final, or at João Havelange Stadium — as well as basketball and volleyball.

But soccer fans who would also like to see Rio's four main professional teams play during the Pan-Am Games will have to leave the city to do so. The teams have some spectacular players who have contributed to Brazil's record five World Cup championships, most notably Romario, star of the 1994 cup winners in the United States. But they have been prohibited from playing home games while the Pan-Am Games are on so as not to distract from the competition.

Baseball, however, is an altogether different story. Because Brazilians do not know the sport, games are to be played at a temporary stadium that has fewer than 5,000 seats. But the level of competition promises to be high, with the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico and especially Cuba sending strong squads in hopes of winning the gold medal and the hemispheric bragging rights that go with it.

July is indeed technically winter in Brazil, but the climate promises to be balmy. In recent years, unseasonably warm temperatures in Rio de Janeiro in July and August (average highs are in the 70s) have meant that the city's famous beaches have been crowded on some days. So there is a good chance for another recreational option for tourists when their favorite teams are not competing or have been eliminated.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

BrazilMensClub Newsletter

Escape to Paradise Newsletter - March 21, 2007

Greetings from Paradise...

Today is the first day of Autumn here in Brazil, and as the seasons change so does the BMC website with a New Look.

We've added all new Brazilian Girls photos featuring, Black, Blonde, Amazon and Mixed Brazilian girls, and we've also added more delicious Brazilian Bundas for your viewing pleasure. We have a new Brazil Sex Videos page with new videos - Also make sure to check out the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit video featuring the Brazilian Girls from Ipanema, and I'm please to announce two new pages to the site.

1. Brazilian Music Videos page - Here we'll showcase some of Brazil's most talented music artists. From classic Bossa Nova to Brazilian Jazz to Brazilian Hip Hop, each week you'll be introduced to Brazilian Music

2. Learn Portuguese - By popular demand we've digitized our Basic Brazilian Portuguese course and made it available for instant download. The first Lesson
is Free - so get started right away.


Violence in Rio - Is it Safe to Travel to Rio de Janeiro?

You may have heard of the reports of violence, shootings, robberies and murders in Rio de Janeiro and be wondering if it's safe to travel there. Since December when a new Governor took office and pledge to go after the drug traffickers, the violence between the drug lords and the police has escalated.

The bad part is that a lot of innocent people have been hurt or killed by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also petty crime, has gone up. Even with this, Rio de Janeiro is still one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world and as in any Big City, you have to watch your back.

If it's your first time to Rio, always have someone show you around. The most dangerous places to go alone are Central, Lapa and Copacabana. The safer areas are Leme, Ipanema, Leblon, Gavea and Barra da Tijuca. Although Ipanema is very close to Copacabana, the difference is night and day when it comes to security. Primarly because Ipanema is where most of the government officials live and it's better policed. But don't let that may you think you can keep your guard down.

Always minimize being a target by not dressing like a tourist with stupid ass clothing, calling attention to yourselves by walking around in large groups, (later, you'll be singled out for a set-up), not dressing or appearing like you are well off or have money. (No jewelry, walking around with iPods showing, wearing fancy clothes)

Rio is very casual and the richest people here don't "Bling", If you see a Braziian wearing Gold and Diamonds, then it most likely is a drug dealer and you'd be smart not to get too close. But most of them don't "Bling" either and neither should you...

You don't need to via for attention. The girls know why you're here, and they are easy. It's all about the Benjamins anyway.


List of Termas

By far the best and safest way to hook up with women is at the Termas. You can spend the whole afternoon and evening there just chilling and relaxing eating, drinking and of course all with beautiful women at your disposal

Here's a list of Termas in Rio de Janeiro,

Club Cancun is the newest and nicest as far as the rooms and the facilities go. Located near 4x4 in Centro

And here are the rest:

The main tourist Termas in Rio are
4x4, Termas 65, Monte Carlo, Luomo, Rio Antigo and Centaurus and Cafe 400
The rest are mostly frequented by Brazilians and the facilites are not that nice.

  • As Divas Av. Rio Branco - Tel: 2262-7596
  • Barra Star Massagens - Tel: 9754-4063
  • Beach Girls Rua Barata Ribeiro, 370 lj.211 - Tel: 2236-3374
  • Bia Massagem Rua México - Centro - Tel: 2544-7199
  • Centaurus Termas Rua Canning, 44 - Ipanema - Tel: 2267-5941
  • Centro de Lazer 32 Rua Paulino Fernandes, 32 - Botafogo - Tel: 2226-1212
  • Centro de Lazer Av. Maracanã, 47 - Maracanã - Tel: 2264-8652
  • Centro de Lazer MV30 Rua Mayrink Veiga, 30 1ºandar - Centro - Tel: 2233-6865
  • Copacabana Termas Spa Av. N. S. Copacabana, 583 gr 203 - Copacabana -Tel: 2257-2172
  • LC Massagens Rua Miguel Couto, 105 - Centro - Tel: 2263-0960
  • Pigalle Club Av. das Américas, 15105 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes - Tel: 2437-7947
  • Roger`s Termas Rua Min. Alfredo Valadão, 36 - Copacabana - Tel: 2549-9096
  • Termas Monte Carlo Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 19 - Copacabana - Tel: 2255-4489
  • Termas Rio Antigo Rua Joaquim Silva, 2 - Glória - Tel: 2224-9591
  • Termas L`uomo Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 - piso 2 lj.15 - Copacabana -Tel: 2549-4113
  • Termas 65 Rua do Rosário, 65 - Centro
  • Termas 73 Rua Haddock Lobo, 73 sob. - Estácio - Tel: 2293-8913
  • Termas Solarium Rua J.J.Seabra, 21 - Jardim Botânico - Tel: 2274-2741
  • Termas Kabalk Rua Santa Luisa, 459 - Maracanã - Tel: 2572-6210
  • Termas Jacarepaguá Rua Castor, 17 - Jacarepaguá - Tel: 2441-1350
  • Termas Catete Rua Correa Dutra, 34 - Flamengo - Tel: 2265-5478
  • Termas Beach Girls Rua Barata Ribeiro, 370 lj.211 - Copacabana - Tel: 2236-3374
  • Whisky Club Café Av. Sernambetiba, 400 - Barra da Tijuca - Tel: 2492-9019
  • Whisqueria Orion Café Estrada dos Bandeirantes, 5056 - Jacarepaguá -Tel: 2426-2026
  • 2 a 2 Casais Liberais Rua Figueiredo Magalhães, 885 F- Copacabana -Tel: 2235-4821


Pan Am Games

What normally would be the slow season, in June and July, there will be a lot of activity in Rio and prices will rise because of the Pan Am games. Rio Apartment rentals will be hard to come by because of all the tourism expected. So if you plan on coming to Rio during this time, make your reservations early.


Exchange Rate

Today Currecy exchange is

US Dollar - 2.07 to 1.00 Brazilian Real
Euro - 2.76 to 1.00 Brazilian RealLink
Pound - 4.06 to 1.00 Brazilian Real


That's all for this week, check out the new site and
we'll be back next week with new photos, videos and news from Brazil.



P.S. - Don't forget to take your Free Portuguese Lesson online, Click here now.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Brazil Show

Missing Brazil? Never been, or want to go? Then The Brazil Show is your answer.

Click this link to see our current show about Salgueiro Samba School as they prepare for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro Click here.

For those of you that have been to Brazil, you'll re-live your memories and experiences and discover a few new ones to try on your next visit. For those of you who've never been to Brazil, the get prepared to see what everyone has been talking about. You'll be packing your bags and calling your travel agent immediately!

Join our hosts, Mariana, Marty, Osiris and Leticia as we present the best of Brazil
Travel to Brazil with The Brazil Show.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Marvin Gaye-Corcovado(Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)

The epitome of Cool...Marvin Gaye sings a Brazilian Classic

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays from

Here's to a great start to 2007. Hope to see you in Brazil Soon.
Check out of list of up coming events below.

Pre New Year's Eve Boat Cruise - December 29th 11pm

Join us for our 3rd annual BMC Pre New Year's Cruise

Friday December 29th - Marina da Gloria - Rio de Janeiro
Limited - only 20 tickets left. $35.00 per person
Food/Drinks/Caipirinhas/Beer/Alcohol/Soda - included
DJ, Dancing, Romancing, Brazilian Girls

Click Here to Buy Tickets Now

Or email us at to sign up -
Hurry, this will be a Sell Out!

Salgueiro Samba School - Every Friday 10-pm

Join us every Saturday night up until February for the excitement of a Samba School Carnival rehearsal. Meet up close and personal, some the finest women in Brazil as they prepare for Carnival. There are hundreds of beautiful Brazilian women and a great place to meet non-working girls.
For more info, call in Rio (21) 2247-8208 - price R$45.00 Reais per person

Black Eyed Peas - New Year's Eve Rio de Janeiro Free
concert Ipanema Beach

Afterwards, join us for our all night beach party at Posto 9
Food, Drinks, Fine Brazilians

BAHIA CARNIVAL 2007 - Feb 16 - 21, 2007

There is still time to sign up for the Wildest, Sexiest Carnival party in Brazil.
Go to for all the details and to sign up now

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