This is my last “Rio” blog and the only day I actually managed to get out and see the city. I had great company (all equally if not more trigger happy than myself!) gorgeous views, sublime weather and yummy food. Rio, from what little I saw I can see why they love you.
PS. I spent the day with Kaveri Khullar and the rest of the Diageo India crew. And yes, before you ask, she used to be a model! xoxo
Our first random stop was for lunch and we chanced upon a lovely little restaurant called Balada Mix with absolutely super food, great staff and to-die-for dessert! I thought the fact that they had little buzzers on each table to summon a waiter was also very geek chic!
Next we decided to visit Sugarloaf Mountain which is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar and you can take a cable car all the way up to the top and enjoy the spectacular view as the city comes to life at sunset (while shopping for some havaianas!)
You get a great view of Christ the Redeemer from up there as well! That’s a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro – the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. (It was a bit too rainy for me to make it up there on this trip unfortunately!)
And finally we had dinner at Rio Scenarium (as recommended in our Wallpaper* guide) Known worldwide, Rio Scenarium in the historic Lapa district in Rio de Janeiro is decorated with antiques and spreads over three floors…
Loads more pix here!