Monday, January 14, 2013

brazil part 1: rio de janeiro

we kicked off our two week trip to brazil in rio de janeiro. highlights in this city included staying on copacabana, the sugarloaf excursion, plataforma (think a south american version of moulin rouge), drinking caipirinhas on the beach everyday, fresh buttered corn and pao de queijo from street vendors, eating lots of camarao (shrimp), and touring historical churches. while I didn't take the christ the redeemer tour, everyone says it's worth it if you have time.

view of sugarloaf from the copacabana hotel

enjoying fresh caipirinhas on the beach, click here for a recipe to make at home

amazing views from the sugarloaf gondolas

an evening at the plataforma

rio's signature black and white pavers


traditional pao de queijo
photo and recipe c/o thekitchn

christ the redeemer in the distance

"church hopping" in rio: from modern to ornate - metropolitan cathedral and sao francisco de penitencia church

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