I suggested by hybby Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro for our first visit to the City. I wanted to see firsthand the recent renovations this Orient Express landmark went through under
the responsibility of French Architect Michel-Jouannet. After purchasing our plane tickets three weeks in advance (transaction done in
Portuguese) it turned out we didn’t really buy any tickets so we had to drive 6
hours to get to Rio. We thought it was going to be a pain but the drive
was actually pretty beautiful and it ended up being faster than I thought.
There are still some renovations going on in some areas of the Hotel but, the
main areas are finished. The lobby was expanded, including the steps and
this sitting area below was added. Everything looks as it’s been there
forever. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back to Rio.
hassles that comes with traveling and then we love to stay in and order room
service. This photo above illustrates how Copacabana Hotel doesn’t stay
short of exquisite when it comes to food. We were only two and a half
people and the half doesn’t even eat! We promised ourselves that the next
time we go there we’ll bring plastic containers with us to either not spend one
extra dime on food for the rest of our stay or to take the leftover to homeless
people on the streets.
One of my favorite experiences was when we went to visit Corcovado to see the
big Jesus, as my son calls him. The experience is pretty impressive and
the place where many famous Rio de Janeiro pictures were taken.
We drove all along the beach coast and my favorite beach was a very quiet
beach, yes you read that right, named Sao Conrado along Av. Neimeyer.
This picture above was taken there.