I would like to remind you that during the month of July, more exactly between 13 and 29 July, Rio de Janeiro will host the Panamerican Games. The Games are not, by any stretch of the imagination, an event comparable to the Olympic Games. In fact, the Panamerican Games are virtually unknown in Europe, and draw very little attention in America. Very few foreign tourists are expected in Rio as a result of the games. However, hotel owners in Rio have tried too hard to play it smart, and prices for accommodation in Rio during July have experienced an outrageous increase, as if the city was holding another carnival. You have been warned, in case you check hotel prices for the dates and find them unusually expensive.