Rio de Janeiro. It’s been all over our screens for the past few weeks; amazing shots from above, people exercising on the beach, scenic bike rides where I’m sure the camera men/women found it hard to keep their eyes off of the views. I watched the Olympics each and everyday, and often found myself dreaming of Rio.
Rio always brings back such happy memories for me. It’s the city that I’d always dreamt of visiting and it’s where I started and ended my 5 months travelling in South America way back in 2010.
What does Rio mean to me?
It means colour and vibrance. I was so lucky as I got to celebrate Carnival in Rio, something I’ll never ever forget 🙂 The costumes, the music, the atmosphere and the tired feet.
It means spectacular views over the bay, and beyond.
It means picture perfect beaches with people exercising and soaking up the sun.
It means seeing a famous face.
It means where I fell deep in love with Couchsurfing, and never looked back!
But mostly, it means the atmosphere. Something that can’t be put into words, as finding and soaking up the atmosphere, really can never be explained or summed up in photos. Rio is a feeling ❤
Where has stolen your heart?
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Wow, Rio is so beautiful. Looks like the perfect destination getaway. I can’t wait to visit someday.
It is an amazing city, I love that the Olympics reminded me of that 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
The impression Rio gives me is very vibrant and colourful indeed!! Really hope to visit one day.. #WanderfulWednesday
It certainly is! Such a great, great city 🙂
Inspirational post, your aerial pics are amazing. I also have Rio on my wishlist!
Thanks so much! The views from up high are amazing, Rio really knows how to showcase a great view 😉
I never can get over how creative you are with the way you express your love for places and things! It’s so beautiful! And really gives us an inside look at how you were feeling. I love it. And Rio just looks so so amazing! I really hope to get there one day! 😀
Thanks so much Lauren, that comment made my day 😉 I hope you get to go to Rio too, I think you would love it!! 😀
i second what lauren said! you’re so creative with your posts and it makes it so much fun to read. I have never been to Rio but my older sister backpacked south america and Rio was one of her favorite stops along the way.
Carrie, thanks so much!! That is such a lovely thing to say 🙂 I think Rio appeals to everyone, it’s so great!
Rio certainly seems like a fascinating and vibrant place! I didn’t get to see too much of the Olympics cause of the time difference but what I saw on tv from the city looked amazing!
I was so lucky in Chile that we were only one hour time difference from Rio, so I got to see lots of it! 🙂
So beautiful! Those views are absolutely striking. I want to go so badly! Someday 🙂 Oh my gosh, and I bet Carnival was a blast too!
I hope you make it there, it’s an amazing place! 🙂
Rio looks stunning in your photos – what a great place to start and finish your South America travels 🙂 I really want to go. So many places in Central and South America captured my heart, one that stands out was Quito in Ecuador – there was just something about the place that I connected to.
Ohhh, I want to go to Quito! We are actually hoping to go there sometime soon so it’s great to hear that you loved it!
I really did. Some travellers I met weren’t so sure about it, but I went back about 4 times as I just felt so happy there. Could see myself living there one day!! I hope you get a chance to go 🙂
Ohhh!! That’s so fun to hear 🙂 Fingers crossed that we get there soon!
Rio looked so incredibly beautiful based on the shots they showed during the Olympics! I would love to visit there one day. And that’s so cool that you were there during Carnival! I know that I wouldn’t forget that experience either!
Carnaival was something that’ll stay with me forever 🙂
Love your Rio images! So beautiful! I’d love to visit someday! (Although preferably once Zika is under control.)
It’s a beautiful and vibrant place 🙂
The views over the bay are spectacular!
Beautiful, aren’t they?
What a great collection of memories!! #WanderfulWednesday
Thank you! 🙂