Rio has a special place in my heart. It is one of the 3 top cities that was on my wish list to move to but ended up in Sydney after leaving my hometown Paris. The city has such a vibrant energy that comes from the “Cariocas” (locals from Rio), who are so proud of where they live. Despite the social disparities, it is a place where people learn to live together and keep smiles on their faces. In the spirit of Rio by Assouline is a nice addition to your book collection that will inspire you and rejoice your mood. I’m sure you will enjoy the vibrant imagery, anecdotes, and the curated guide with the best hotels, restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and sightseeing attractions. It will make you want to book a flight to this exceptional city. Price: $50
TRD: When in Rio after a few Caipirinhas I find myself surprisingly speaking Portuguese
Did you know: Rio de Janeiro (River of January), was established in 1565 and was given its name by the captaincy of the Portuguese Empire.