There’s the spirit of samba and Carnival, itsy bitsy bikinis (for cultural anthropology purposes only, of course), caipirinhas and capoeira, the legacy of futbol and that Girl from Ipanema who you just can’t get out of your head.
As if you needed any more any reasons to make a dream trip to Rio de Janeiro, they’ve gone and added the 2016 Olympic Games to an already tantalising draw card.
From the 5th to 21st August 2016 (note that down, it’s rapidly approaching), bustling Rio will be simmering with an air of primal competitiveness. You can already feel the electric energy of what is sure to be a spectacularly exotic opening ceremony. What a shame it’d be to watch the spectacle on a television at home.
You want to go, we know you do- we do too! With 28 events across 33 venues and all the attractions and distractions of Rio itself, planning such a trip can be a tad overwhelming.
Well, every great steeple chase begins with a first hurdle as they say, so click through to secure priority number one- TICKETS! Psst, just don’t mention the soccer to any local friends, they won’t like that!