I’ve just got back from probably the most amazing trip I’ve ever had. A day in Rio, quick hop to Buenos Aires for another day spent there, then back to Rio for the last 24 hours. Plenty of time to do loads of exploring and sightseeing, but no way long enough! I made sure to make the most of it though and see as much as possible!
Seeing as the trip spanned 6 days, I’ve decided to split the blog posts up so as not to overcrowd them with hundreds of pictures!
On our first evening in Rio we arrived late afternoon and 8 of us met for drinks by the pool. The sun was just setting and the hotel we stay in is right on the beach. So beautiful!
After a couple of drinks we drove to a nearby “churrascaria”, a kind of traditional barbecue restaurant. They have a huge salad buffet and you help yourself to that, and then comes the meat!
The waiters brought out skewer after skewer of delicious tender meat, everything from pork sausages to steak to chicken livers! I’ve never had so much meat in my life! All of it was cooked to perfection and deliciously seasoned as well.
After eating around half a cow each (at least it certainly felt that way!) we headed back to the hotel, all pretty exhausted having been up for around 24 hours!
The next day we were up early to sample the breakfast. Don’t ask me how I managed to eat after all that food the night before, but I had to make the most of so many yummy fresh fruits!
Our hotel is in a great location, so we didn’t have to walk far to get there!
All along the edge of the beach were loads of little stands selling fresh coconuts, so we had to try one! The man chopped the top off for us and we sipped coconut water sitting in the sand in Rio. Paradise!
One of the girls decided to go back to the hotel after 45 minutes or so, so the three of us carried on walking along the beach.
We ended up walking along Ipanema beach and back for around 3 hours, just enjoying the beautiful weather and wishing we’d put our bikinis on! We did dip our toes into the sea though and I have to say it was pretty chilly!
Before long we realised that our wake-up calling was looming and we got back to our rooms just in time for the phone to ring. What a wonderful first day in Rio!
Next stop: Buenos Aires, Argentina!
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