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In the car from the airport, first view of Pão de açucar

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.

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In the car from the airport, first…
In the car from the airport, firs…
Getting to Copacabana
Getting to Copacabana
My rooms view
My room's view
My rooms view (looking down)
My room's view (looking down)
My rooms view (looking right)
My room's view (looking right)
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Ipanema beach
Me at Ipanema beach
Me at Ipanema beach
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