GW_RIO 01-09aIt was the smell of the ocean as we walked along the wavy Burle Marx stone patterned boardwalk that brought about the realization that we were finally in Rio.

GW_RIO 01-08We spent our first day just getting our bearings and exploring Ipanema. A friend of Aron’s mother, Vera Vauramo, an immigrant from Finland, helped connect us to our fabulous Ipanema apartment just 2 blocks from the beach. Vera lives upstairs from where we stayed and was incredibly gracious and helpful throughout our trip.


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