I´m in Brazil for 2 weeks. I´ve left behind the longest ever winter back in the UK for life in the Sun.
I´m here in Rio for a week before I head north to the city of Salvador.
Brazil is somewhere I´ve always wanted to visit and so far it´s been everything I´ve imagined and more. Everything´s so Brazilian, so South American it´s great.
So far this week, I´ve spent time on the beaches; Copacobana and Ipenema are the two most famous, but I´m staying in a hostel 2 minutes walk from Leblon Beach which I think is the best.
I love watching people playing beach volleyball using just their heads, chest and feet. Would love to have a go but fear my English style lack of technique might just show me up!
Also gone on a city tour which included visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city and the cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
The views are stunning, in fact I don´t think I´ve been to a city anywhere in the world in such a natural beatiful setting!