RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Now that I've lived in Rio for over three years full time (and had spent a lot of time here writing from 2004-2007), sometimes I feel like I know the place. Especially when I meet folks that have just arrived and you start to realize how much local knowledge gets picked up over time.
It's like New York that way, or any big city, maybe any place really, it takes some time to learn the ins-and-outs. Where to eat, how to get from point A to B, how to open . . .