Quick stop in Rio de Janeiro

           

As business brought me to Sao Paulo, in Brazil, I was able to tail a touristic escape to the gorgeous Rio de Janeiro.

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Although still winter, temperatures were warm, and weather was overall great. I stayed mostly around the beaches, Ipanema, Copacabana, and walked my way to the Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf mountain) through Avenida Vieira Souto and Avenida Atlântica.

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Rio is simply beautiful, with a magnificent coastline and bay, endless beaches and blue waters. Looking more towards the urban side, moving around by bus or metro is fairly easy, although I must say that lacking any Portuguese, speaking Spanish helped me a lot.

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I believe that, in spring and summer, the beaches are way more lively and crowded. This time, I enjoyed the relaxed looks of the open spaces and gorgeous views. More pictures after the break.

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About Salvatore Ventura

I am a commercial photographer based in Milpitas (CA), serving the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Among the photo services I provide are, contemporary and lifestyle portraits, profile headshots, product photography and digital image editing. I enjoy home cooked italian recipes, spanish flan, mexican tacos, and korean kimchi. And occasionally peanut butter on bananas. Have a project for me? Let me hear about it.