Photo Friday: Rio de Janeiro

We have had an amazing week in Rio for so many reasons. I have taken hundreds of photos, but these are five of my favourite photos of Rio.

Photos of Rio - beautiful tree

These trees are everywhere, and they are just so beautiful. They also provided shade for us on our first day, when we’d forgotten to put on sun cream. We ended up walking around for ages with no water either. Doh!

Photos of Rio - Cristo Redentor

We reached Christ the Redeemer in an unconventional way – by hiking up Corcovado! It was awesome fun, especially as we did it with a group of friends. It definitely made reaching the top more satisfying. Since originally writing this post, there is now a post about the hike here. Go check it out!

Photos of Rio - Favela street art

At the end our of our Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Hill) hike, we walked through Vidigal. Vidigal is one of the many slums, or favelas that spral across the city. This has been pacified by a specialist police unit so it was safe for us to stroll through. (Apparently David Beckham has  house here!) The street art there is stunningly beautiful and there is so much of it.

Photos of Rio - Beautiful cityscape with mountain backdrop

I feel like I was up a mountain more often than on the beach! Rio has several amazing vantage points to look over the city. Just look at that view with the Christ statue. This is one of D’s favourite photos of Rio.

Photos of Rio - D&C on the Lapa Stairs

The famous and super colourful Lapa Stairs were a highlight of ours. There are so many tiles! This is one of about a hundred photos we took, just of the stairs because there was so much to look at. We also spent ages trying to find a tile with the England flag on – eventually we found it.

Have you been to Rio? What did you think? Where are some other amazing places to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Rio de Janeiro

  1. Kana says:

    Oh my gosh! So colorful! Plus, with the Olympics happening, it makes me want to go there even more! Love all the photos! Thanks so much for joining #FlyAwayFriday – hope to see you back next week! xo

  2. ttbchloe says:

    Ahh you guys must be having so much fun in Rio!! I’m so jealous and have been dying to go, esp with all the Olympic coverage. It looks like it has it all and such a fun and lively city! Also, thank you guys for joining us the #FlyAwayFriday linkup! Can’t wait to follow along on all of your adventures. XO Chloe http://www.timetravelblonde.com

    • Claire says:

      We visited a few months ago, so sadly missed the excitement of the Olympic (although thankfully also the crowds!) It is genuinely one of the nicest places that we have ever visited, and we are already planning to go back.

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