Brasil: Day 5

September 8, 2010

Lucas and I leisurely enjoyed our last breakfast at Casas Brancas and posed for a couple of more pictures before departing for Rio de Janeiro.

My first visit to Brasil was a holiday.  This visit was unexpected.  The next visit will be for my honeymoon (oh yeah, I forgot to mention we decided to take our honeymoon in Brasil).  A year ago I would have never imagined that I would be in Brasil three times in less than two years.  I stopped trying to plan my life ages ago, since it has a funny way of changing on me unexpectedly.  What a ride it has been taking me on and I am certainly excited for this new adventure called marriage!

When I was last in Rio, I stayed at an incredible pousada (I highly recommend it), however I wanted to stay in a different part of the city this time and on a whim chose the Rio 180 Hotel, which was rumored to have the best view, hence their name.  Well, my whim turned out to be quite the fortunate guess, as this hotel not only did have a jaw dropping view of Rio, but it was also jaw droppingly gorgeous (almost rivaling Casas Brancas)!  The owner treated Lucas and I like royalty and within minutes of us arriving she made sure we had caipirinhas in our hands.  While Lucas and her chatted about Argentina, I explored the grounds.

My two favorite things about our room were, 1) the view from our private terrace:

and 2) the gigantic jacuzzi:

Lucas and I decided that since we had already spent a lot of time in a car already, that we did not have the desire to take a taxi into the city.  Thus, we ordered some take-away to enjoy on the main terrace.

As we indulged in some pizza, nutella crepes, and more caipirinhas we watched as Rio changed colors in front of our eyes.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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43 thoughts on “Brasil: Day 5

  1. Cindi

    I would LOOOOOOOOVE to go to Brazil sometime – I can’t believe the flights are only $400 RT from here! I’ve still never made it to South America – but it’s definitely the top of my list!

  2. Emily

    Amazing pics! That view from the patio really is phenomenal. I have never seen a red pool before! I guess it is just painted red? That would be weird if it were red water… 🙂

  3. Mary

    Exciting times ahead for you! As always, you look adorable!

    I’ve been lusting to go to Rio for some time now. Any chance you might move there to live?

  4. Stephanie

    Catching up on your blog – and i love this post. congrats on not trying to control your life. I’m doing the same and it’s brought me back to France. Could you imagine one day moving to Brasil?

  5. Kerry Phann

    Hey there this is a fantastic post. I’m going to e-mail this to my pals. I came on this while exploring on aol I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.


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