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.