Country: Brasil


City: Rio de Janeiro

Must see: Sugar Loaf, Cristo Redentor, Escadaria Selaron, Praia de Copacabana, Praia de Ipanema

Must do: Ride the Trem do Corcovado up to Cristo, Cable car up Sugar Loaf, take pictures at the famous “Beautiful” (Snoop Dogg/Pharell) stairs.

Must eat: Feijoada, Bobo de Camarao, Moqueca de peixe, tapioca, acaraje

Must drink: Guarana Antarctica, Caipirinhas, Brahma

Other places I didn’t get to visit but was told to: Barra da Tijula, Ilha Grande


(Picture courtesy of Micaela Archondo taking a picture of me, taking a picture of the scenery)

City/Province: Salvador, Bahia

Must see: Elevador Lacerda, Mercado Modelo, Pelourinho, Dique do Tororo, Farol da Barra, Praia do Farol da Barra

Must do: Shop at Mercado, walk around the plaza, go up the lighthouse at Barra

Other places: Praia de Piata, Morro de Sao Paulo, Praia do Forte


Arena Fonte Nova: Switzerland vs France 6/20/14


*Sidenote*: Brasil is absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful! I was fortunate enough to go during the World Cup and see one of the games. I wouldn’t mind visiting again, a week is not enough!


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