This week we wish we were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio has to be one of the liveliest and most exciting places out there! Home to some beautiful beaches, spectacular must-see sights and delicious Caiprinhas, there always seems to be an unavoidable party spirit in the air! Whether it’s the crazy all-night samba parties in the streets, or your local bar – you will never be too far from the chance to dance…
We wish we were chilling on Copacabana beach. This glorious stretch of golden sand reaches across the front of the bustling city and is teeming with the stylish, the beach vendors and the crazy exercise types. One thing I’d recommend trying is açaí – a really delicious sort of iced berry slush, the breakfast of champions! A short walk away from Copacabana is Ipanema beach. It is distinctive because of the peaks that can be seen from the beach. This is a beautiful sight at sunset – and should definitely not be missed!
Another reason we wish we were in Rio is because of the amazing views of the city. Go up to Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), see the wild monkeys, and have your photo taken with Christ, but most importantly check out the view, it’s pretty spectacular. I’ve heard Sugarloaf Mountain also has breath-taking views!
One more thing that simply cannot go unmentioned are the beautiful Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico). They are seriously magical – check out the incredible giant Lili pads and the walkway of exceptionally tall palm trees.
If you want to dance, relax, samba, beach-dwell, see striking sights, meet new people and drink delicious cocktails, Rio is the perfect place to go!