It was my first trip back there in over 30 years, so very exciting for me to see it while meeting new colleagues and friends in my company's offices there. First I was in Sao Paulo and worked a lot while there. Then off to Rio de Janeiro for a few days work.
It was sunny and very hot, 41 C the Friday I ended my workweek. I had spent the week getting the pathways of my mind back working smoothly with speaking portuguese, which I was pleased to use all week long, and even for a fair few of my business meetings.
Here are just a few snaps of some sights, top photo shows a view across street from my hotel, which faced Copacabana Beach. Then on right, a scene from Ipanema Beach, with lots of people enjoying sunshine and the ocean and some shade under bright beach umbrellas. And left, a shot of the famous patterned mosaic sidewalks.
Next post I will wrap up my stop in Brasil with a few scenes from my last day there, a rare outing on last Saturday for this trip, that had me working or in transit nearly every weekend the past month.