Sunday, March 25, 2007

Rio de Janeiro

1st March - 7th March

Arriving into Rio from the cold fronts of the Bay Area felt like a sweaty, sticky affair filled with titilating views of Brazilian men and women in all their uninhibited glory. The general attitude here is...the less you wear the more comfortable you are. This wild city breathes rhythm and sex. Here, you are truly welcome.

Seeing Sasha after 11 months made the 30 hour flight that much worth it. The first few hours felt unreal.

Another moment to highlight: the smiles and laughter that Mishka effortlessly brought out in all of us. What a charmer!

While waiting for Sergey, our younger cousin to arrive for a brief visit, we stayed in Ipanema, known for its beautiful beaches and the famous bossa nova song "The Girl from Ipanema".

Brazil~s most famous icon, Mr. JC himself. Bless him.

A bird´s eye view of Rio from JC´s perspective.

Mountenous Rio at night. The beaches to the left of the photo are Copacabana and Ipanema.

As soon as Sergey arrived and the Nagorny´s finally reunited, all was set into motion. Let the party begin...

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