Category: "Brazil Tourism"
My first trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was back in August 2000. I was a day trader at the time, and the stock market had just gone through a rough spring and summer. My friend and trading buddy Luis and I needed a break from the market and decided to take a spontaneous trip to somewhere far and exotic. The market had been good to us so money was not an issue. We literally spun the globe I had in my office and decided we would go to whichever country my finger landed on. In hindsight I realize how lucky we were that the globe stopped on Brazil! Sure everyone has heard of Brazil in the famous carnival in Rio and the women in thong bikinis along the beaches there.» More
The next day we woke up and decided to head out again and check out the action. We hit the Rio Sul mall and were impressed by the caliber of women we found at the mall in the middle of the day. They just seem to be everywhere in huge numbers. We spent most of the day indoors since it was raining pretty steadily almost everyday. Usually something like this would piss me off, but hey, WE WERE IN RIO!! So we go to the Varig office in Copacabana Beach and begin inquiring about a ticket to Salvador Bahia. While we were waiting to see the next agent, another tourist recommended we head over to Ipanema and hang out at some of the local outdoor cafes they have there. Some excellent food and girl-watching he said.» More