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
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!