Travel Gawker: I Want to go to…. Rio de Janeiro

Jess and I decided to start our travel gawker feature as a way to collect information on all the wonderful places we would like to explore in the future. We are both keen travelers and over the past year between us we have clocked up some air miles travelling to Greece, Rome, California and Mexico. Travelling to different countries, exploring and experiencing is one of my main passions in life. I have a huge love for the natural world so where ever possible I try to head somewhere that is famous for its wildlife and culture.

High on my list of places to visit is Rio de Janerio. With both the world cup being held there in 2014 and Olympics in 2016, I can’t help but feel this will be an extremely popular city over the coming years. The Rio de Janeiro carnival is actually on my bucket list of things to  do, I can imagine it is awesome with non stop dancing, outrageous costumes and live music. That would be my perfect summer!

Rio de janeiro carnival

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If I went to Rio de Janeiro I would visit…
The Corcovado, home to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer and the Pao de Acucar or Sugar loaf Mountain.This figure is considered to be the largest art deco statue in the world and over looks Rio. Sugar Loaf mountain offers an amazing view of Christ the Redeemer as well as views of Rio.