Monday, March 29, 2010

Pooja’s Top Ten Rio List

10. The beautiful Cariocas (Brazilians from Rio)
9. Fresh coconut juice and beiju (a pancake made from yucca flour) without the pig fat!
8. Corcovado
7. Chatting it up in Portugues with Cariocas
6. The drop-dead gorgeous Brazilian men
5. You haven’t partied until you’ve partied in Rio during Carnaval!
4. The samba parade at the Sambodromo
3. People-watching at Ipanema
2. Sucos e salgados – juice stands where you can get fresh juice of any tropical fruit you can imagine (custard apple, cashew, avocado, etc.) along with a bready snack. My favorite was pão de queijo (cheese bread) because it tastes just like chipa
1. Have I mentioned the men?

Lounging in paradise


View of Pão de Açucar

The best part of Ipanema, the view at sunset

Samba parade at Sambodromo

Samba-ing at the Sambodromo