New Year’s Eve 2013-2014: RIO DE JANEIRO

New Year’s Eve 2013-2014: RIO DE JANEIRO

  Installment #5: NEW YEAR'S EVE. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL From Christ the Redeemer to Sugar Loaf to ringing in the New Year on Copacabana with fabulous new friends, Rio de Janeiro definitely didn't disappoint – despite being 114 (46) degrees. FELIZ ANO...
Ipanema Beach & Sugarloaf Mountain

Ipanema Beach & Sugarloaf Mountain

Since we were pretty exhausted on New Year’s Day, we all slept in and headed over to Ipanema Beach for the afternoon. It was so hot that I spent solid 4.5 hours in the water (day 4 and, yes, still 114 degrees). We watched the sunset from the water and it was...
Feliz Ano Novo! 2014.

Feliz Ano Novo! 2014.

As midnight approached, 2.3 million people arrived on Copacabana. The main stage and smaller stage were pulsing – people were dancing, drinking, and chatting, all while trying to avoid stepping on pieces of broken glass and smashed beer cans. Time was flying by and,...
New Year’s Eve: Rio de Janeiro, 2013-2014

New Year’s Eve: Rio de Janeiro, 2013-2014

And finally, the day had come: New Year’s Eve, Rio de Janeiro, 2013-2014. Rio is known for being one of the best places in the world to ring in the New Year, and I was about to witness it firsthand. Last year I was numb with cold counting down to midnight in Times...