Before I returned to Rio de Janeiro after last Christmas, the idea of the city I had in my mind was a mix of images of Corcovado, Jobim and Vinicius melodies, and a story about my friend Ana and one of her girlfriends ending up in the wrong side of town, in their car, in the middle of the night....
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Morro da Urca
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura
Biblioteca do Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular metropolises on earth....
So we had only a month to enjoy this enormous country with a fixed date towards the end of it, the mighty carnival, the greatest party on earth and the only reason I am here at the hottest time of year....