Olha! Recife is back
The Olha! Recife project, which I mentioned last year, is back, with tours set for tomorrow and Sunday. The bus and catamaran tours are apparently full up so that leaves Sunday’s bike and foot tours which still have “vagas” (spots open). You’ll need to go to their site and sign up on the links next to the tour you want. 
Pernambuco’s cleanest beaches
According to a new study, the top three cleanest water/beaches in the state are: Enseada dos Corais, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho; Carneiros (in front of the condo Pontal dos Carneiros), in Tamandaré; and Boa Viagem (in front of the ‘praçinha‘), in Recife. In Greater Recife, Piedade beach was near the top, as well. Click the link then scroll down to see which beaches were listed as not-safe for swimming. 
Lenine a no-show
Pernambucan singer Lenine will not perform on opening day of Carnival in Recife, despite the official roster saying he will. During last year’s Carnival, he said that it would be his last in Recife (after about 15 consecutive annual appearances).