From before the voyage began, I was most excited about visiting Rio de Janeiro. Not only is it hosting the World Cup in 2014, but also the Olympics in 2016! This city is on the rise and being there was one of the best experiences of this voyage. The first day, my friends and I visited Ipanema and Copacabana, which are both very famous beaches in Brazil and for good reasons! When we arrived, it felt so surreal that I was hanging out on world famous beaches and admiring Christ the Redeemer with my own eyes.
my friends and I are trying to come back down to Rio for the 2014 World Cup or the 2016 Olympics (since our visas will still be good for 10 years!) Hopefully we’ll be able to work something out because that would be a real good time.