Sunday, 2 October 2011

Summer Vacations in Brazil


Summer vacations during Brazilian winter? Yes, I even prefer it! The "winter" in my home town is very warm anyway, so there is not so much difference in comparison to the summer but I definitely prefer +28c than +33c and the flight tickets are a bit cheaper too. :)
This time I invited few friends from my work to visit Brazil with me. It was really nice to fly with Dave, Kate, Alex and Ville. Our travel plan was to visit Salvador and Rio de Janeiro. For them it was almost 'mandatory' to pay a visit to this beautiful city watched my the famous Jesus statue. I think that to visit Brazil without seeing this statue in Rio is comparable to go to France and skip the Eiffel tower in Paris. I hadn't been to Rio since 2003 and for me was interesting too. I was being a tourist in my own country and being the guide simultaneously.
The full trip took us two weeks, but in Rio de Janeiro we had only three days. So we booked a hotel in Copacabana and visited the main spots: Jesus statue (Christ, the redeemer statue), Sugar loaf (two hills connected by a ferry-cable), Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The nice view from the top of sugar-loaf hill is shown on the photo above.
The time spent in Salvador was more for relaxation on the beach, boat ride and for Açaí degustation. Açaí is the most tasty and healthy fruit in the world! (According to me! - very reliable source). It's rich in Sodium, Iron and Anti-oxidants! I recommend it to all people at any age. :)

This time I didn't take my own photos because I was too lazy to do so, but my friends did and shared with me, so I created a small album of photos from the trip. Just need to click here to see them. Enjoy us! :)

PS.: The guy who looks just like me in the photos is my brother, Rodrigo. He joined us in all the sight-seeing.