Rio de Janeiro Biennial

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I decided to post a few photos of our trip to Rio last year as a teaser to the upcoming event.

I've just noticed, from Bo's post in another thread, that many reservations were made in the last few days and that the IPS is contacting the hotel in Rio in order to book a few extra rooms, so I guess a great participation is expected this time.

We'll also be attending the post tour to Minas Gerais and São Paulo, guided by Prof. Harri Lorenzi, and I was wondering what other members of Palmtalk are planning to come for this Biennial and the pre or post tours that will have more people participating, in April.

Here are some pictures taken during our last trip to Rio, in June 2008:

Arriving in Rio, en route to the Tom Jobim Int'l Airport (Galeão), overlooking the Guanabara bay:

(Notice the Sugar Loaf mountain at the entrance of the bay and the 14 Km long bridge, connecting Rio with the city of Niterói in the opposite margin)

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Here's a touristic map, borrowed from the internet, with an approximate description of the City surroundings.

The beaches, starting from left to right are: Barra da Tijuca (where the hotel of the Biennial is located), São Conrado, Ipanema, Copacabana, Urca, Botafogo, Flamengo and Glória, and then comes the Airport Santos Dumont, used for domestic flights.

The big lake behind Ipanema is called Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas...and notice the Botanic Gardens (Jardim Botânico), located right behind the Jockey Club, near the Tijuca forest by the mount Corcovado, with the statue of Christ:

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Here are a few photos I took at the Jardim Botânico:

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Barbosa Rodrigues alley with Roystonea oleracea,

Corypha umbraculifera in bloom:

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How old is this Chambeyronia macrocarpa?

Livistona and Oenocarpus, side by side:

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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, close to the Jardim Botânico;

Lagoa seen from the Hotel in Ipanema:

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Ipanema, Leblon;

Copacabana:

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Gileno,

Thanks for starting this thread, and thanks for the great photos. Lots of people are looking forward to this very special Biennial in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet! I will obviously be attending, with my wife Karolyn. We'll be arriving in the morning of 16 April (so that I can attend the Board meeting on Saturday, 17 April).

We closed early registration on 15 December, just a few days ago, and the numbers are still being added up, but apparently we're up to just over 140 IPS members signed up as of right now. Exactly two years ago, we also closed early registration for Costa Rica on 15 Dec (2007), and had 136 at that time, two years ago. So, we are actually ahead of the Costa Rica numbers. This is surprising because the Rio registration fee is somewhat higher than CR and airline fares for just about everybody to get to Rio will be more expensive as well. Add to this the general worldwide financial situation, which is worse today than it was two years ago, and the bottom line is that the IPS Board is extremely pleased about the support and level of participation for the Rio Biennial. Incidentally, we ended up with just over 180 participants in Costa Rica. Registration for Rio is still open, but at the somewhat higher, "standard" rate. Registration WILL close no later than 10 Feb 2010, so anyone who is seriously thinking of going needs to sign up soon. One other very important factor to keep in mind is that because of logistics, registration will close if and when we reach 200 participants (maximum of 4 buses with 50 seats in each). If this number is reached before 10 Feb 2010, then that's it!

Bo-Göran

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I´m really curious WHO is comming!?

Let us make a list of folks that will enjoy the Biennial in Rio...

Please copy the list and add your name and partner:

!-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly

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Aloha Alberto from sunny Kona – I think a number of my fellow IPS members from Hawai’i who were with me during the 2008 IPS Biennial in Costa Rica are also planning to attend the 2010 IPS Biennial in Brazil.

Below I added my name onto your list of PalmTalk participants who will attend the 2010 IPS Biennial in Brazil:

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly

3-Daniel Ashley

For your information, I will also attend the pre-Biennial Amazon Tour organized by Andrew Henderson, where I will be joined by my Big Island friend Donald Sanders, and my Maui friend Mike Lock and his wife Mary.

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I´m really curious WHO is comming!?

Let us make a list of folks that will enjoy the Biennial in Rio...

Please copy the list and add your name and partner:

!-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly

It would be nice if everyone would add where they are from next to their names.

Thanks

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I´m really curious WHO is comming!?

Let us make a list of folks that will enjoy the Biennial in Rio...

Please copy the list and add your name and partner:

!-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly

It would be nice if everyone would add where they are from next to their names.

Thanks

OK!!!

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

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Craig and I aren't sure of our specific arrival and departure dates yet, but we will arrive by April 16th.

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

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Kathryn,

Continental has a Houston-Rio nonstop (CO129). Leaving Houston 9:15p.m., arr. Rio 9:15 the next morning. I'm sure there'll be a few IPS members on that flight, probably both on 15 April and 16 April.

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

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My entry -

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island)

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Let me revise that:

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

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1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii)

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

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From the postings so far, we now have 6 PalmTalk participant Biennial attendees traveling to Rio from Hawai’i, so our Aloha group will be well represented:

1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

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Only seven PalmTalk participants so far? Where is everyone?

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1-Gileno Machado + wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema + wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

My wife can't make it, so I will be all alone :( but I here the locals are friendly "Hey Gileno" :D

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

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Hi Palm Talk participants, Kathryn and Gileno,

I read what is going on ocassionaly but I don't add much. My husband and I are going on the post tour and a pre tour to Iguassu Falls.

We look forward to meeting many of you whom we have not met before.

We will fly into Sao Paulo from the U.S. because that is where the Post tour end.

Palm Student

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

This will be my first board meeting. :) I am running for Director representing Southern Caifornia. If you haven't done it, send in your ballot -- show the power of Palmtalk and vote! :greenthumb: Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new faces in Rio.

Cheers,

Kim

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Sue - I added your name to the list below. Lucky you to be going on a pre and post tour. Unfortunately Craig and I don't have that much vacation time. :(

Kim - It will be great to see you as a director.

1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

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It will be great to meet you all personally in Rio and I'm sure Alberto is also looking forward to this occasion. We have another couple of good friends from Northeast who will attend both the biennial and the Lorenzi post tour: Liana Mendonça and Hoover Barreto, from Sergipe State. She is developping a fantastic Palmetum in their property and has one of the best palm collections in our region.

Where's everyone else from Florida? The Searles? Moose? Christian? Ryan? Faith Bishock??

Who else from Hawaii? Is Dean-O comming? Enjula?

I feel sorry for Carlo Morici not being able to come this time (just read in the Spanish forum)...it would be great to meet him in Rio...

I've heard the Hoagies will be in Minas for the post tour too?

Europeans, Asians and Ozzies where are you? I'd love if Kris could also come...how about that Kris?

A few more photos from June 2008:

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JBRJ

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Lorenzi's collection, São Paulo State (Nova Odessa-Campinas), last place in the post tour:

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Lorenzi - Plantarum

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Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

11. Rob Branch & Suzi Dow (Sarasota, Florida) [Pre trip to Iguassu Falls]

12. David & Geri Prall (SW Florida) [Pre=trip to Iguassu Falls]

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

11. Rob Branch & Suzi Dow (Sarasota, Florida) [Pre trip to Iguassu Falls]

12. David & Geri Prall (SW Florida) [Pre=trip to Iguassu Falls]

13. Bruce Golightly & Kylie White (Australia), also going on the Amazon pre tour and stopping at Iguassu Falls on the way home

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

11. Rob Branch & Suzi Dow (Sarasota, Florida) [Pre trip to Iguassu Falls]

12. David & Geri Prall (SW Florida) [Pre=trip to Iguassu Falls]

13. Bruce Golightly & Kylie White (Australia), also going on the Amazon pre tour and stopping at Iguassu Falls on the way home

14. Alan Brickey (California)

I can't wait, having wanted to go to Brazil for many years. Also, I'm looking forward to meeting some new palm friends and seeing old friends too.

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A friend in Rio (through my aviation contacts) sent me this photo, showing the location of the Rio Botanical Garden. Looks like an interesting and very scenic location (but I guess that can be said of the entire city of Rio!). The photo is almost 2 MB so it'll take a few seconds to download after you click on the thumbnail. But it's worth it! :)

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

11. Rob Branch & Suzi Dow (Sarasota, Florida) [Pre trip to Iguassu Falls]

12. David & Geri Prall (SW Florida) [Pre=trip to Iguassu Falls]

13. Bruce Golightly & Kylie White (Australia), also going on the Amazon pre tour and stopping at Iguassu Falls on the way home

14. Alan Brickey (California)

And from Spain de following:

15-Patricio y Sra

16-Marti

17-Eduardo y Sra

18-Jose A. Cañizo

19-Tomas y Gloria

20-Tono y Lidon

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Although they are not active on PalmTalk, a few Louisiana members who attended the Costa Rica biennial will be in Brazil – Jayanne Crawley (La Lady) and Rod Gates. Joe and Cindy Baucum won’t be joining us this time.

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All,

Biennial Registrations have now closed and, asssuming that there are no cancellations, all rooms (plus 1) have been filled.

See the attached <Biennial Hotel Rooms (as of 2010-02-21).pdf> PDF file for COMPLETE Hotel Rooming List for the MAIN Biennial period. If anyone has any questions or sees any errors, please advise me soonest so I can coordinate with the hotel, who already has this list.

If you are attending the Biennial and have not already done so, please email me with:

  • Your flight inforrmation (arrival to Rio and departure from Rio)so we can ensure smooth transfers between airport and hotelBiennial Hotel Rooms (as of 2010-02-21).pdf
  • Your T-Shirt size(s) -- using American Mens sizes

If you wish to contact me, please email me directly (as I do not get on PalmTalk very often).

Jim Cain, IPS 2010 Biennial Registration Coordinator

Email me

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Hi everyone . . .

Palm-a-grant-it here... Carletta & I will be attending,we arrive at 8:10 Am. on the 16th. We are planning on going on the post trip tour south to the Botanical Gardens etc... & then on to Iguazu Falls. we will be returning back to the USA on the 2nd of may. We're looking forward to seeing every one & having a good adventure.

Grant Stephenson

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1-Gileno Machado and wife Barbara (Recife-Brazil)

2-Alberto Barkema (also going on Lorenzi post tour) and wife Nelly (Carambeí-Brazil)

3-Daniel Ashley (Hawaii-Big Island Kona side), also going on Henderson pre tour.

4-Kathryn and Craig Morgan (Louisiana)

5-Bo-Göran and Karolyn Lundkvist (Hawaii)

6-Mike Merritt (Hawaii-Big Island), also going on Lorenzi post tour.

7-Al and Silvia Bredeson (Hawaii)

8- Bruce Lowe ( Australia )

9- Kim Cyr (California)

10-Sue and Turk Rowlands (California)

11. Rob Branch & Suzi Dow (Sarasota, Florida) [Pre trip to Iguassu Falls]

12. David & Geri Prall (SW Florida) [Pre=trip to Iguassu Falls]

13. Bruce Golightly & Kylie White (Australia), also going on the Amazon pre tour and stopping at Iguassu Falls on the way home

14. Alan Brickey (California)

And from Spain de following six:

15-Patricio y Sra

16-Marti

17-Eduardo y Sra

18-Jose A. Cañizo

19-Tomas y Gloria

20-Tono y Lidon

21-Ray Hernandez

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