Tchau, Rio!

Tchau, Rio!

 

To get the true vibe of any city it's important to kick it in the city’s neighborhoods.  We spent our last few days in Rio doing just that, exploring a variety of neighborhoods including Leblon, Lapa, Santa Teresa, and São Conrado.  Each providing us with a different perspective on what this city of 6 million+ has to offer...

 

locals hang glide in São Conrado...

Hang Gliding in San Conroda

 date night at Sushi Leblon, an upscale dining and nightlife scene...shout out to Walshy for the recommendation: truffled quail eggs on butter fish nigiri 🙂 

Lapa/Santa Teresa, a bohemian borough...Lapa Steps

 

Over our last few days we also played tourist (and waited in many crazy long lines), well worth it however as it allowed an opportunity to view some of the most amazing attractions this city has to offer - including Christ the Redeemer and a 7th Natural Wonder of the World, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro.

 

We had 8 amazing nights in Rio, but it is time to bid the city adieu (tchau, as they say in Portuguese).  We head south 4 hours along the coast by bus to Paraty, a Brazilian colonial town halfway to our final Brazilian destination Sao Paulo.

 (more on the coastal town of Paraty to come!)

 

Below are a few highlights of our last few days exploring... 

New  Year Eve ends and it's already on to Carnival!
New Year Eve ends and it's already on to Carnival!
Ipanema's Sunday Hippie Fest
Ipanema's Sunday Hippie Fest
 another day in Copacabana
another day in Copacabana
one of many favelas
one of many favelas
Sean being Sean
Sean being Sean
Laura being Laura
Laura being Laura
Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón created the Escadaria Selarón ( 'Selaron Steps')
Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón created the Escadaria Selarón ( 'Selaron Steps')
2,000+ mosaic tiles...of course Sean found Chicago!
2,000+ mosaic tiles...of course Sean found Chicago!
view of Sugarloaf Mountain from Corcovado
view of Sugarloaf Mountain from Corcovado
view of Lagoa from Corcovado
view of Lagoa from Corcovado
sunset at Sugarloaf Mountain
sunset at Sugarloaf Mountain
night view from Sugarloaf
night view from Sugarloaf
The Big Lebowski said it best...
The Big Lebowski said it best...

7 Comments on “Tchau, Rio!

  1. It looks like you guys are really seeing and ejoying the sights in Rio
    Thanks so much for sharing all the photos.
    You both look great.
    Safe travels
    Diane

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