The Best and Worst of Rio de Janeiro
A diver practices for the men’s 10 meter platform diving competition at the Aquatic Center on July 26, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Worst drink: Too many caiparinhas
Best suprise fast food: Mcdonalds hut on the beach in Copacabana
Worst fast food: Bobs or whatever it was that made me sick for two days
Best food: Porcao
Most awkward thing: Peeing on ice in bathrooms
Best event: Sailing
Toughest sport to shoot: Boxing
Hardest thing to do: Explain anything
Most asked question: When does the bus come?Question most asked to me: Are you from Estados Unidos?
Coolest thing to see each day: The cristo (corcavado)
Cruelest joke: Our hotel on the beach, because we haven’t been there yet and I’ve been here 3 weeks.
Worst day: Loosing 2 cameras at the water ski event which due to high wind was cancelled. The same day, not enough wind caused the cancellation of sailing.
Thing that got old fastest: The daily hour (plus) ride to the main press center.
Told most often: “You can’t be there.”
Most intimidating: Force national checking accredidation with machine guns.
Best problem solver: I am “Denis” (nickname) from the Getty Images’ Sao Paulo office. Without him, surviving would have been impossible. Special thanks to you!
Best thing: The team assembled to cover the games: Harry, Rebecca, Jeff, Donald, Denis
Life savers: Leo and Camila from boc who took care of me when first getting to Brazil – including a special shopping trip when I had gone a week without my luggage.
Scariest thing: Being on the road in any sort of transportation. They drive crazy here but as Denis says “this is normal.”
Best looking venue: Joa Havalange
Worst looking venue: Zico Football Center
Oddest moment: Sitting in the jungle waiting for the bikes to fly by.
Best moment: Closing ceremonies
Closing ceremonies at the XV 2007 Pan American Games.
Best distraction: My iPod
Toughest thing to do: Get in to any event
Best thing to do: Take photos at events
Biggest pet peeve: Everyone stands in front of every entrance or exit and any other place I have to go while dragging all my gear.
Most thankful for: A blessed, safe trip, full of adventures and new learning experiences.
Thank you Brazil!