Month: July 2016

Vacation in Rio 2016

Here are some photos of my vacation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2016.

 

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Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow)

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Me right outside the museum
Me right outside the museum

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Mom and Dad
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Me, my cousin, and my sister
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Copacabana, RJ
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Nightclub in Arcos da Lapa
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Feijoada, a famous Brazilian dish. Very good!
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Another nightclub in Arcos da Lapa

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The fam
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Me, my sister, and my cousin
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My Great Aunt’s Ranch in Rio
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Fans be cray lol

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Photo of my Great-Grandfather, Alvaro Motta, in a protestant christian church he built in the 1950s. He was the founder and first minister of that church.

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My mom
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My uncle and 2 cousins

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Me, my mom, and my sisters

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Me and my Uncle Sam. We go way back lol
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Angra dos Reis

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Me, my mom, and my auntie

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A legend says that if you hug this tree, you will always look 5 years younger than your actual age lol.

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Mom and Dad also wanted to experience the power of the famous tree lol

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My cousins dessert shop in Ipanema, RJ
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Ipanema, RJ

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Got to go to the theater the other night in Rio de Janeiro. I had the chance to connect with my Carioca Bro and Actor Extraordinaire, Julio Adrião. He was performing in “A Descoberta das Américas” (Original: “Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas”). He gave me his stamp of approval of being a true Brazilian (even though I’m American) and complimented me on my Portuguese! Lol

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Live music at a nightclub in Arcos da Lapa, I got to perform with the band that night!

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Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

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Confeitaria Colombo, a famous coffee shop in downtown Rio.
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The view of Leme Beach from my Great Aunt’s fancy apartment in Leme, RJ
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If you’re in Brazil, you gotta drink that Chopp lol
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Pedra Bonita

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Spending my last few moments in Rio with my day 1 Carioca Tour Guides, the Victorias lol