Opinion, by Pia Granjon Lecerf

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Here I am with my brother in law, on a beautiful sunny Carioca day, in Santa Catarina, near downtown Rio, with a couple who lives there and to whom I was asking my way. We chat a bit while I help them carry their daily shopping down to their house.

Alleys are very steep there! They tell me that we have to keep going down; the alley where they live is a place where evidently no gringos wander. Well, I am lost, this is why!

Right or not, I then don . . .

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