Rio de Janerio – Cidade Maravilhosa (The Marvelous City) earns its name without a doubt! Being surrounded by gorgeous mountains with spectacular views of the Corcovado (hunchback) and Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) from all around the city, people watching on the world famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, dancing the night away on the streets of Lapa to the seductive sounds of samba bands have proven that this city has it all.
We arrived in Rio late on a Monday afternoon. With the warm welcoming breeze came the realization that most of the layers of clothing we had on needed shedding quickly and we were happy to embrace the gorgeous autumn evening Rio was hugging us with. So long London and it’s crappy weather!