Rio de Janeiro

After spending three weeks in the beautiful Rio de Janeiro, I have completely fallen in love with the culture of Brazil and the city. Rio de Janeiro is a constant bustling city, where shots are taken throughout the day, rice and Feijoada (a black bean and meat stew) are served with every meal and coconuts, churros and barbecued cheese are served on the beach. In Rio there seemed to be no rules where no one was in a hurry and everyone simply took their time enjoying the city around them.

As it was my first time visiting Rio, we decided to visit all the typical tourist destinations, including the Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the Copacabana beach, they did not disappoint. Since the day activities included being a tourist, the evenings meant dancing. The bars in Rio are like none I have ever visited, where tapioca is served until the early hours and alcohol measurements mean nada. The dress attire of Brazilian bars is casual and it was a relief to see that neither the men or women felt the need to wear their best outfit, but instead the general feeling was more… a t-shirt and shorts would do, as long they can sit outside, listen to music and drink with friends.

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