Editorial, by Stone Korshak

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The buzz, excitement, and concern are at a fever pitch in Rio as the Olympics are set to start. As a resident I’m ready and have some advice for rookie-visitors for the Games. After living here since 2009 and traveling here since 2002, I consider myself “quasi-Carioca” – although I'll admit that being a 'local' is all relative.

To start with, in terms of arriving and accommodations the first thing to brace for is that Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish, and definitely Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here