Travel, Travel Stories

Brazil – Carnaval Do Rio de Janeiro and Corcovado

February 6th 2016

I am taking advantage of the rooftop access from the apartment to chill in the morning, before the heat of the sun becomes a bit too strong.

It is soon time for us to go and purchase a few items for the carnival. We have reservations for the opening night at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí!

The show is spectacular:

The next day/night we decide to roam the streets of Rio in the carnival spirit

(I went as a pirate)

February ?? 2016…

Beach parties, house parties, cocktails and souvenirs…

I have no detailed recollection of this part of the trip so let’s just say that I had a blast!

February 12th 2016

Hélène and Julia have an integration day with their school, so I take this time to visit the Corcovado and other places that they have already seen.

I walk to the Corcovado, despite the warnings people have given me before. The walk is fine but tedious, it’s only going up!!

But when I arrive on top, I am happily surprised, the view is breath-taking and I manage to get a good view of Christ the Redeemer.

February 13th 2016

Paris in Winter

My plane leaves for Paris at the end of the day and I have to go to the airport in the afternoon so I decide to go to the sunny beach, one last time, before flying back to the middle of the French winter!

I hope these pictures and stories made you plan this trip to Brazil you’ve been postponing! 2022 should be full of fun and experimented travelers, so even if it’s your first time, GO FOR IT!