Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A perfect day at the beach - Praia Vidigal (Rio)

“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” 
―Chinese Proverb

Today we took advantage of it being sunny and also a weekday so we hung out at Vidigal Beach (the Rio beaches get very crowded on the weekends). The waves were plentiful (there were some surfers) and so was the sun (there were people working on their tans) and there was the always present merchant selling his bikinis, wraps and dresses. We waded in the water and crashed the waves for a while and then we went to the pool for a nice game of water volleyball. Lunch at 2pm was picanha (brazilian tender grilled meat) rice and feijao (brazilian black beans) and some delicious flan and lemon cake. A nice cafe con leite topped it all off - I could really get used to this!

A beautiful view of the the palm trees, ocean and Ipanema Beach

The pool deck steps from the beach

Vidigal Beach is practically empty on weekdays

This man is always on the beach selling his goods

A game of water volleyball

Ashley and her cousin Brianna ready to crash some waves

The beautiful pink sky at sunset!

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