Rio de Janeiro boasts happiness, energy, youth, beauty, romance and fun…overall an excellent vibe that leaves you with a feeling of “living for enjoyment”. Why Rio de Janeiro would otherwise be called “The Marvellous City”? It is not a place to only visit but to squeeze its charm and experience it as locals do! That is the only way to really understand why this beach city is Brazil’s jewel, world-wide known for its Ipanema beach, its landscape sites and its joyful Carnival.
Life took me here about four years ago, settling in the great neighborhood of Ipanema. At first I observe the “Carioca” life happened; then I integrated into the dynamic life of the city and got to experienced what I had previously witnessed. I developed a bit of the “jeitinho Carioca” and became part of the “Cidade Maravilhosa”. It is true that this city has its downsides: safety, slow bureaucracy processes and social inequalities. But I do not want to allow frustration, sadness and fears have a place in this blog. Instead, I will promote all its great goodness to give traveling tips for the prospecting tourists or for the already residents of RJ. Or maybe you Exploring Berry readers can give me some advice on where to enjoy life in RJ! 😉
My Exploring Berry readers, this is the life of a twenty something year old in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. Stay posted! 🙂