RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those still getting used to the Southern Hemisphere calendar, and particularly in Brazil, the end of Carnival means the year can get started. Everything that has happened (or didn't happen) since January 1st was part of summer vacation, and now after a shudder to release the Carnival ghosts, 2012 is ready to roll.
It is not true for everyone of course, the restaurants, hotels and hostels - those in the hospitality business (somehow that . . .