Rio de Janeiro & Buzios Brazil

When I think of Brazil, I think of Gisele, caipirinhas, Brazilian bikini bottoms, and beaches.  It was exactly what I thought it would be, beautiful women in teeny tiny bikinis and beautiful beaches.  The best part of Brazil were the fresh coconuts and other fresh tropical fruits that just don’t taste the same in NY.  Rio was such an exciting city with 2 gorgeous beaches: Ipanema and Copacabana.  Cariocas live on the beach.  You can buy food, drinks, even sarongs on the beach.  The energy was amazing.  After our stay in Rio, we went to Buzios which is a little beach town 2 1/2 hours from Rio.  Bridgette Bardot put Buzios on the map. There was definitely an elegant feel to the place and it reminded me of the Mediterranean.  All I need to do now is to muster up the courage to wear Brazilian bikini bottoms!

{Coconut refreshment on Ipanema beach}

{At Christ the Redeemer}

{At Casa da Feijoada}

{Feijoada feast}

{In Buzios}

{Shrimp and goat cheese salad}