This weekend we went to Rio. How awesome is it to say that sentence?! Still can't get over it, t'was incredible. A short weekend (too short)- but we fit a lot in. Of course, we hit up the classic tourist sites, ate feijoada on Saturday afternoon, and hot churros filled with dolce de leite for dinner. And felt pretty fabulous doing it.
The Corcovado was first on our list and we lucked out with perfect blue sky weather. It was Alex's first time, and it could not have been better! If you go, don't miss the amazing juice/smoothie you can buy at the top. I'm not really a juice person, but this actually tastes like you are drinking a mango...nothing like it.
After lunch, driving around the city and browsing through little shops, we made it to the Pão de Açúcar in time for sunset. This is by the far the best time to go! Must, must, must. And toms are too.
The next morning we headed to Ipanema for the Hippie feira. Apparently the feira started from hippies selling homemade trinkets in the seventies, and still only homemade art and crafts are sold today. We still have Frank Sinatra singing Girl from Ipanema stuck in our heads.
Rio's Botanical Garden was next. Loved it!