#DesiGirlTraveler, Rio Return.

#DesiGirlTraveler, Rio Return.

Malini Agarwal
MissMalini and Kaveri Khullar
MissMalini and Kaveri Khullar

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!

Rio restaurant
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
Balada Mix
photoshoot time!
photoshoot time!

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!)

Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
havaianas
havaianas
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf

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!)

Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer
Christ The Redeemer
Christ The Redeemer

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…

Lapa district
Lapa district
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium
Rio Scenarium

Loads more pix here!