Heading to Rio ? You’re right, it’s time to go ! No doubt thanks to the upcoming Olympics, Guanabara Bay holds many more surprises and new places. Beyond the postcard image, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a roller coaster in itself : from Ipanema or Lagoa to Santa, from Jardim Botanico to brand new Museu do Amanha, the whole city deserves a road-book, and mine is a small concentrate off-the-tracks. I hope you’ll like it as much as I did.
Guanabara, nous voilà ! Rio ? Ótimo !
(By the way, you’ll hear this word “Ótimo” anytime, everywhere, i-e ‘the best’)