We had a great day in Rio de Janeiro! Unfortunately we spent a lot of money on taxi rides. On Sunday you have to pay the double amount. But it was worth it. We went to the hippie market in Ipanema, only open on sundays. We stayed there for a short while and after that we drove to the harbor where we took the ferry to Niterói. We visited the Contemporary Art Museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Unfortunately this gorgeous building was under construction after twenty years of total neglect. With the ferry we went back to the main land. At Felice in Ipanema we had a delicious lunch. Then on to the beach were we consumed the traditional caipirinha. We enjoyed the sea, the sun and the great view over Ipanema beach.
On Copacabana beach, where a photo shoot of a commercial took place.
Rio de Janeiro! At seven o’clock in the morning we started a 45 minute’s exercise on the beach. We ran barefoot along the sea from Copacabana to Sugar Loaf and back. Feeling on top of the world! On Sunday’s the people from Rio, young and old, all exercise on the boulevard of Copacabana while the streets are closed for traffic. Afterwards we went to the Ipanema hippie market. This market is always on sunday near Ipanema Boulevard. We visited the famous stairs of Lapa (also known by the video clip of Michael Jackson ‘They don’t care about us’) and discovered Santa Theresa area. Drinking caparinha’s at sunset on the beach of Copacabana is such a nice part of the day. In the evening we headed to restaurant Zaza in Ipanema. What a wonderful day we had!