Rio is a very remarkable city. It can only be compared with New York. Huge sky rises, far more than I would have imagined, Spectacular shopping with all the fancy international brands. The drama and tension of bustling people and the risks that brings.
But add an exciting geography with sugar loaf mountains and great beaches and the place becomes ever so exciting.
We started of in downtown Rio and made a visit to their new cathedral, before hitting the beaches and then being educated on some of Brazil’s precious stones. Images under Travel > South America > Brazil