Rio de Janeiro Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
Finally I'm there! After more than eleven hours, I finally landed at Rio de Janeiro. It's winter, so sun rises around 5-6am, sets twelve hours later. But it's still 25°C all day long...
After taking some hours of sleep, a quick shower, and Rio here I come. My hotel is at the South of Copacabana, a quick stroll from Ipanema. That's where I'm heading today. I walk along Ipanema's beach, the weather is very nice and warm and it's not even twelve o'clock. A LOT of people are gathering at the beach, sunbathing, playing volleyball, jumping in the waves... That's crazy! The beach is a long stream of sand along very different pieces of architecture (and I'm not talking about what I only glimpsed at on the way from the airport).
I settle for a meal in Leblon, the richest neighbourhood and get my pair of Havainas at some local grocery-supermarket. I head back to the hotel ~4hours afterwards, change myself and go jump in the water at Copacabana. That's awesome to bathe with such a scenery (no photo for this one, sorry).
Tomorrow I'll go for the usual touristic sites, just before the conference begins.