Friday, October 02, 2015

Our Trip to Brazil in one semi-short post

And its mostly going to be photos since I am still not unpacked. Yes, I know its been three months. 
Well, we have a few traditions. Every year we go on a few planned trips. One is a no-kids trip and one is a family trip. Brazil was a no kids trip. 

Our first of three cities was Rio. Of course. 









We loved the hustle and bustle, our private tour guide, and the CHURROS!!! Oh don't get me started unless you are going to take me back just for those gems. 

We went to a lovely little city called Petropolis. 
I think we decided it was our favorite. 
also known as The Imperial City of Brazil, is a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a distance of 68 km from the state capital.
Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos, in the valley of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers, Petrópolis is a popular winter holiday spot. Besides the climate and surroundings, the main attraction is the former Summer Palace of the second Brazilian emperor, which is now the Imperial Museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia.







 We ate. We watched people dance. Ate some more. We just soaked up all the history there. 

Then we stayed on Ilha Grande. 

Ilha Grande is an island located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The island, which is part of the municipality of Angra dos Reis, remains largely undeveloped. Wikipedia

No cars allowed. 
It was hot and then cold and still beautiful both ways. 
We met some lovely people from France and chatted with them a lot throughout our stay. Which was only two days so, yeah, not long. 



Oops, and what kids of tourist would we be without a Futbol photo???!



4 comments:

Joi Worwood said...

So jealous

Joi Worwood said...

So jealous

jessica&john.com said...

Looks amazing! Glad you got to go!

Marcia Hansen said...

Loved seeing all your pictures. I didn't know Rio was so colorful even with JD going there on his mission. It looked like a dream vacation. Better than Hawaii. I love history of countries but you got the beach in as well and other fun activities. So happy for you guys to be able to do all these fun trips.

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