"Rio de Janeiro" Rio de Janeiro by martha.inrio

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- The City of Wonder -

Words would have to be reinvented to describe the emotion of watching Rio from the top of Corcovado Hill. Located 710 meters above the sea level and revealing a view of 360º of beauty in a mixture of mountains, sea, rivers, islands, a lagoon and an entire city of concrete; nature imposes its supremacy with elegance and excellence!

A sentence suggests that within the seven days spent by The Creator to finish the world, six were dedicated to Rio! When I finally stopped to pay attention to the place where I was born, I realized that traveling was a great way of growing and better understanding human?s nature, but no other place enchanted me as much as my home town.

Arriving back watching the Christ statue from the airplane in the early morning hours was always toasted with my best feelings. Having all together the comfort that a big city offers together with the peace of its uncountable natural resources is a privilege of those who has chosen Rio as a place to live!

If you have the real intention of visiting us?
To BE IN LOVE WITH RIO is certain! To come back to Rio will remain a wish for a life time! To move into Rio is a serious risk that you get exposed to! Passing Rio as a destiny represents not giving yourself a chance of seeing an UNIQUE SPECTACLE OF CHARM, GRACE & BEAUTY IN A SCENERY OF NATURE & HISTORY

- A Spectacle for the Senses -

The city is a democracy of SOUNDS/ from jazz to samba, a spectacle for the VIEW/ from wild animals, forest?s inhabitants to skyscrapers, a discover to the TASTE/ from exotic fruits to the creative cuisine, a gift for the TOUCH/ from the good feeling of a fine white sand to the emotion of playing drums, and a pleasure for the SMELL/ from the flowers' scents to the garlic seasoning dishes.


- Cariocas -

It?s never too much mentioning the kindness of Rio?s population, and the grace of the movements that we, Cariocas, produce while walking, dancing, talking, or just when admiring one more sunset from Arpoador rock.

CARIOCA is what I am - BORN IN RIO!


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The comfort of a big city with the peace of the mother nature!
  • Cons:The language barrier - only very few can speak foreign languages and I consider experiences' exchanges, when used with wisdom, as the shortest way for a better living.
  • In a nutshell:Charm, Grace & Beauty in a Scenery of Nature & History!
  • Last visit to Rio de Janeiro: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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