Sniff. Sniff. This is my last post about my experience in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro State).
Let me first say Brazil is a country like no other. The mix of culture, color and diversity makes it unique. Without a doubt, it is a place that should be visited by all travel lovers.
On day 10 (last day), we were expected to leave the country around 9:00 p.m. That is why we took a super early departing bus from Paraty. To give you a proper idea, we left Paraty before 6:00 a.m. We wanted to have enough time in case of an emergency.
Everything went smooth and we arrived to Rio mid-morning. It was time for a last stroll around the Marvelous City. We left our belongings in storage and took the bus to downtown (anyway we had to go back to the bus station to take the another bus to the airport).
We took it easy that day. Maybe we were a little tired from the entire trip. In perspective, we should have gotten a little bit crazy and visit Corcovado again (or went to Copacabana for the last time). Instead, we paid a visit to the Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art). The museum is housed inside a modernly designed building. But that was the only enjoyable part of the experience (the building). You have to be a hard core modern art lover to enjoy the exhibitions. I found them too hard to understand (I like art but not this kind).
We had a feijoada lunch (the country’s national dish) and did some shopping before going to the airport. Not a bad way to end our amazing 10 days in this country.
Remember I have about 30 posts detailing my Brazilian experience. Feel free to take a look at them if you are planning a trip. Ok, take a look even if you are not planning a trip. You may get some inspiration.
Start the visual trip right now. Here is a summary by topic:
Rio de Janeiro (city)
- Copacabana 1, 2
- Sugarloaf Mountain 1, 2
- Centro (Downtown) 1, 2
- Botanical Garden
- Lagos Rodrigo de Freitas
Rio de Janeiro (state)
Hope all this helps you plan your dream trip to this fantastic part of the world. Share the love and pass this post to friends planning their own trips.
What was your favorite part of my Brazilian adventure? Let me know in the comments section below.