Sailing along the coast from Rio you arrive at Buzios. a stunning archipelago with twenty three beaches, it is the holiday playground of the rich Brazilians.
We took a tour round some of these beaches and and each was was better than the one before with soft sand and wonderful views.
Its been in the news this week that a British woman was shot in her car after accidentally entering a favela . We always walk around on our own in any city that we visit but we did feel the need to be more cautious in Rio than many other places. We deliberately steered clear of any areas we thought looked a bit seedy especially at night.
But there is an essential sight to see in Rio despite it being in a tough area – a favela.
Today was to be a relaxing day on one of Rios famous beaches. We tried, we really did, but beaches just aren’t our thing.
The Jardim Botanico
I do love a botanical garden. JP has been
frogmarched escorted round gardens all over the world. He is even beginning to know the names of some of the specimens.