Do you ever think about what life would be like as a coconut? As I stroll down the black and white patterned walk of Ipanema, I wonder about the life of these coconuts. Maybe they grew up in a tree a few hours away, were picked off and rolled into a van on the way to the beaches of Rio de Janiero, to then, be purchased and enjoyed maybe by a Brazilian women, wearing a “barely there” bathing suit, with little triangles and a thong bottom, showing the world both butt cheeks. Sounds like not a bad life for these luscious coconuts.
Since arriving in Rio de Janiero, I have been in awe. Never have I been in a city, surrounded by pinnacle rocks, white sand beaches, forests and lakes, and with everything that big cities have to offer, including restaurants, live music, open air markets, parks, and bars.
Everyday I love exploring something new, and I am incredibly thankful to have a few more weeks still, to see what more I can find in this unique city. Take a look at this video of Rio from above. It is simply breathe-taking.
So, what is it that I love the most so far, just one week in? Well, the beaches.
I have always been a beach person, craving the feeling of sand in and around my toes, listening to the sound of the waves crash into each other, and enjoying little dips in the ocean. In Rio, I am lucky enough to live right in between two of the world’s most famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. You might have even heard some famous songs written about them (here and here).
While I’m back studying portuguese in the mornings during the week, I have been enjoying these pristine white beaches, clear blue waters, and sometimes, a coconut to cool off.
Cheers to this new city and continuing the adventure here in Rio!
Keep posted, as there is much more to come 🙂