Destination: Sao Paulo and Rio, Brazil

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 10.52.17 AMWhile I’ve travelled to many places in world, Brazil continues to have a warm place in my heart. From the art, to the food, to amazing diversity and culture; it’s one big adventure! With the start of the World Cup, I thought I should share some of my favorite spots in Sao Paulo and Rio.

IMG_3297We found this graffiti art all around the city!

IMG_3430IMG_3417Hanging out at the beaches in Ipanema and watching soccer!
This is Sugarloaf Mountain. It is absolutely stunning in person and inspired the Sugarloaf ring.

This walkway in Rio spans from Leblon to Ipanema to Copacabana.

Brazil 063You have to try the Caipirinhas, Brazil’s national drink, at the Copacabana Palace.

IMG_3328Although these little bike carts had delicious Caipirinhas too!

Brazil 104Finding local artists at the Sunday Ipanema Hippie Market.

Brazil 109This is one of my favorite artists. My brother and I discovered him back in 2001 and he remembered me! I love his modern art deco work!

IMG_3450Brazil is home to one of the largest Japanese populations outside of Japan, so you know what that means…amazing fresh sushi. There was this really cool, fast, casual place called Koni where you could make your own sushi cone!

Tchau for now,                                                                                                                         Mousumi