|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Rio De Janeiro, simply referred to as Rio by locals, is located in South America and is the former capital of Brazil. This frequently visited city is famous for its tropical climate, crystal clear blue seas, historic architecture, elaborate cultural festivities, popular beaches and much more. With all that Rio De Janeiro has to offer culturally and geographically, it's definitely the right spot to lose yourself (in a good way!).
Brazil represents a true melting pot of cultures, with a fusion of Portuguese settlers, African descendants, Caribbean people and native Brazilians. This gives way to a unique culture that is truly vibrant. Brazilians by nature are very friendly people. They will have no qualms about inviting you for a drink or even to share a meal.
|Brazilian people are warm and friendly|
Rio De Janeiro is a beloved spot due to its interesting dishes, snacks and beverages. Much of cuisine of this vibrant city is influenced by it's unique fusion of cultures. The food is delicious, simple and generally quite healthy. Brazilians understand that good food and drink play an important part in truly having a good time! Some favorites include:
|Feijoada - Brazilian National Dish|
|Churrasco - selection of roasted meat|
|Sopa Leao Veloso|
Acai rich beverages are incredibly common in Rio and are highly praised for all the nutrients and antioxidants provided. Having a drink consisting of Acai pulp simply combined with fruit or Guarana is a popular snack. Another prominent drink in Rio De Janeiro is Guarana juice. Guarana is a dried paste produced from the seeds of Amazon plants and is used in many Brazilian drinks. You will typically find juice bars on every corner selling an array of fruit juices like Guava, Papaya, Mango, Sweetsop and Acerola in addition to Acai and Guarana juice.
|Suco (juice) bars are popular in Rio|
|Christ The Redeemer Statue and surrounding area|
|Ipanema Beach (Photo via CNTraveller.com)|
Tijuca Forest National Park
|Tijuca Forest National park|
|Copacabana Beach New Year's Celebrations|
The New Year's Eve celebration usually consists of a crowd almost entirely dressed in white, as a symbolic way of putting your past behind you, renewing yourself and looking into the future. New Year's Eve may possibly be the best time to lose yourself, anything you hope to leave in the past and look forward to a new, promising future.
Rio De Janeiro is undeniably a desirable city to visit, explore and truly immerse yourself in your surroundings. It's no wonder Rio is one of the most popular destinations in all of Brazil for tourists. This beloved city is full of diversity, culture, history, exotic foods, expressive music, dance and year-round excitement. Go lose yourself!