Photoblog: Rio De Janeiro

by | Dec 6, 2013 | Photography, Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro might just be my favourite place in the world. We’ve always had a travel crush on Christ the Redeemer, it was at the top of our travel bucket list for a long time and we were mesmerized when we finally made it to the top of Corcovado and stood in front of the giant statute.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is a vibrant city and is breathtakingly beautiful from the iconic Copacabana Beach to the mountainside favelas. It’s hard not to fall in love!

On the way up to Corcovado

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Christ the Redeemer in all its glory. This place has to be on everyone’s list to visit once!Rio De Janeiro ©thewholeworldisaplayground

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The view from Corcovado down onto Leblon, the cooler cousin of Copacabana!Rio De Janeiro ©thewholeworldisaplayground

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Visitng SugarloafRio De Janeiro ©thewholeworldisaplayground

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The famous Selaron StepsRio De Janeiro (15)

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Visiting the Santa Marta favaelaRio De Janeiro (20)

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  1. JOAN

    What a lovely place to see

  2. Hector Cortez

    I love Rio de Janeiro. I might end up living there one day 😛
    Glad you enjoyed!

    • Elaine

      It would be a pretty awesome place to live!

  3. Emily

    What lovely photos 🙂 Where did you stay in Rio? I was there during the World Cup, so accommodation was ridiculously expensive! We stayed in Rocinha favela, which was quite an experience! I’m guessing you got up nice and early to get a good picture of the steps without a million tourists in the way? We first went at 11am, then returned the next day at 7am to get decent photos!

    • Elaine

      That’s sounds amazing Emily, the atmosphere must have been incredible! We stayed in Copacabana but thankfully had a lot of hotel points to put to use! Is it the Selaron steps? They were so quiet when we went, we hung out with Selaron for a while! At Christ the Redeemer we went twice – we got engaged the first day so I had to go back and see them again to get over the shock! It was definitely early!

  4. Jessica

    Rio is so colorful! You did a great job with your photos bringing out the liveliness and vibrance of the city! Would love to see more of the photos full size 😉 Thanks for sharing!


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