Rio de Janeiro is blessed with over 80 kilometres of sandy coastline and 15 in-bay and oceanic beaches. Two of them are so world famous that they've been immortalized in the public consciousness in music and films.
A combination of beautiful landscape, fresh food and positive vibes made Rio the first city to make it onto our "We could live here" list. We'd only planned to spend 3 days visiting, but it quickly become obvious, that it
After a rather chaotic arrival in Rio, where we missed our bus stop and had to backtrack on another local bus (damn that Portuguese!), we finally made it to our first Air BnB rental of the trip - a private
Make no mistake about it. Brazilians are not all the same. In fact, there's a huge rivalry between the Cariocas of Rio and the Paulistas of Sao Paulo, with both factions believing that they have the best city in all