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Rio De Janeiro (Brazil Part 1)

IMG_0865IMG_0874IMG_0876Maracana Soccer Stadium

IMG_0880IMG_0883Christ The Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

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Favela’s (considered the ghetto of Rio)

IMG_0917Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao De Acucar)

IMG_0903IMG_0913The first salad I saw in days. ¬†Brazilians don’t eat to many of those ūüôā Check out that humidity hair?! #nailedit

IMG_0933IMG_0935IMG_0921Botanical Gardens of Rio

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IMG_0949Arpoador Beach

Rio was beautiful! Full of tourist sites mixed with the local culture of Brazil. ¬†The stark contrast of the favela’s and the well kept tourist sites was so different than anything I’ve ever seen. Driving through those I almost felt unsafe and experienced a small piece of culture shock. ¬†It reminded me to count my blessings for the environment I grew up in. ¬†We experienced Rio like real americans complete with Chloe’s purse being stolen, major sunburns, and local (not so great) food. ¬†Thankfully Carson and Seth speak fluent Portuguese or we really would’ve stuck out like sore thumbs. ¬†We rented a car shortly after arriving and driving in Rio was an experience in itself. ¬†Although it was crazy and slightly dangerous I am so glad we did. ¬†We saw most of the city and had the freedom to explore as we pleased. ¬†We spent our last day at Arpoador Beach before we headed cross country to visit where Carson and Seth served their LDS missions. Stay tuned for Part 2!

xoxo

Jessie Ann

3 Comments

  • Angel
    December 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I am loving all these pics and can’t wait to hear all about it!! My husband surved his mission curitiba brasil. Love you girl!

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    • jessie.james
      December 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      How cool! I Didn’t know he served there! It was such a cool experience to see it all!

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