Dr. Chun
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March, 2013

 

Our second stop was Rio, which is flanked by gorgeous mountains, white-sand beaches, and verdant rainforests fronting deep blue sea.  We visited more Brazilian companies, and saved some time to see some of the most famous landmarks in Rio.  I will definately be back to Rio...



     
     
013 In addition to its carnival celebrations, Rio is well known for its natural settings and beautiful beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema. 023 Rio occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world.
 
033 Ilha Pura: The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio.  We visited the construction site of the Olympic Village. 043 More Office Visits: After the visits to Petrobras and BarraEnergia, I know how to find pre-salt petroleum on Santos Basin.
 
053 Rio Scenarium: One of the coolest clubs in Rio suggested by a local tour guide.  Nice place to unwind after a long day... 063 Ipanema Beach: Our hotel was located just one block away from Ipanema beach, and we walked to the beach day and night. There were always circles of people playing volleyball and footvolley.
 
073 Imperial Museum of Brazil: We rode a bus to Petropolis, where we visited the former summer palace of the emperors.
083 Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantra: Built in French neo-gothic style, with a beautiful rose window, the cathedral in Petropolis is listed as a national historic heritage.
 
093 More landmark buildings in Petropolis seen through the bus window in the rainy day. 103 Groupo Petropolis: Our last company visit in Rio was a beer company in Petropolis.  After the informative factory tour, we enjoyed tasting various types of beer - all free of charge!
 
113 Garota de Ipanema: The well-known bossa nova song, The Girl from Ipanema, was written at this restaurant.  I had a dinner at the crowded restaurant. 123 Studio RJ: Another night club we visited at night.  Live music from a local band, and you can dance all night...
 
133 Cantagalo favela: With the help of a local tour guide who is from the slum, we had an opportunity to tour the area, walking along the steep and narrow streets.  Life must be tough for the people living in the ghetto. 143 Praia de Copacabana: One of Rio’s most celebrated beaches, Copacabana is a year-round tourist hub, famed for its incredible New Year’s Eve celebrations.
 
153 Cristo Redentor: The Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the most visited places in Rio.  The impressive statue, located on the summit of Corcovado mountain, can be seen from anywhere in the city. 163 Club 00: The last night in Rio was spent at one of the hottest clubs.  Farewell party with the girl from Ipanema...
173 Praça General Tibúrcio: On the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. 183 Pão de Açúcar: Sugar Loaf mountain is a site of natural beauty and you can see the beaches and the city from above.  We took two cable cars to reach the summit.
 
193 Rio Streets: A museum and restaurants in Rio. Casa da Feijoada is a good place to try the traditional Brazilian dish any day of the week. 203 Fast food in Rio, paid by its weight.  Too many choices to choose from...
 
     
 
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