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We arrived in Rio at 6 pm, the cab driver brought us to our apartment at 8. No sooner had we unpacked our suitcases - we ran to the beach. On googlemap to Copacobana was 2 blocks, and we kept walking and walking. And in 10 minutes we got there (as it turned out - not to Copacobana, but to Ipanema). The ocean, the sand was like sugar, and the lights of the favelas were burning in the hills in the distance.
Four days later, we were lying there on Ipanema, looking at the moodboard. This is probably my fondest memory of Rio.
Let me tell you about the beaches. First of all, you can't swim here. I mean, you can swim, and a lot of people do, but still, Rio is not a beach resort. The water is cold, the waves are strong. There were fables on the Internet about how people were carried away into the ocean.
It's customary here to walk on the beach - that's how the locals sunbathe :) Five kilometers one way, then the same amount back. Or they go for a run. You can do sports and sunbathe. It's convenient.
Donna Krochak with Boehringer Ingelheim
Jeff McDuffie with Zoetis
Brittany Humphrey with MWI
Josh Collins & Kim Linton with Idexx