EN ROUTE | IMAGE GALLERIES FROM THE PLACES WE GO, THE THINGS WE DO, SEE, AND LEARN FROM.

RIO, BRAZIL | Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 09, 2015

View of Joaquim Nabuco street from our host's Ipanema apartment.

Confeitaria Colombo - art deco ceiling from the Empire!

Christ in the mist.

Sugarloaf Mt has loads of little monkeys.

Yachts seen from Sugarloaf Mt.

Paraglider at Pepino Beach.

View from paragliding flight!

Flying high!

The gorgeous street market at Lapa neighborhood.

Lapa.

Lapa street market.

Lapa.

"Rio all year long." Lapa.

The Arches of Lapa.

Corcovado tram.

Corcovado.

Christ the Redeemer.

Christ the Redeemer.

Reflections.

I <3 Rio.

Christ the Redeemer.

Guanabara Bay!

Christ the Redeemer.

Corcovado.

Corcovado tram station.

Ipanema Beach at dusk.

Ipanema.

Ipanema - Morro Dois Irmaos all lit up.

Ipanema - paddle boarding.

Arpoador Beach.

Atop the Vidigal Slum.

View from the slum at Vidigal Mt.

Driving up Vidigal hill.

Near Sao Conrado.

Near Pepino Beach.

Near Pepino Beach.

River front home in Gigoia Island.

Gigoia Island.

Moqueca at Bar do Cico, Gigoia Island.

Gigoia Island.

Gigoia Island.

Gigoia Island.

Ipanema.

Grilled cheese in Ipanema.

All shapes and sizes, Ipanema.

Hats, Ipanema.

Popcorn, New Year's Eve, Ipanema.

New Year's Eve, Ipanema.

New Year's Eve, Copacabana.

Marco gets in the water - New Year's Eve, Copacabana.

Fireworks, New Year's Eve, Copacabana.

The five of us, New Year's Eve, Copacabana.

Flower crowns, New Year's Eve, Ipanema.

New Year's Eve, Ipanema.

Dois Irmaos Mt from Ipanema.

Ipanema.

Ipanema.

Marco, Ipanema.

Marco turns 12 - and chose Mexican food to celebrate.

Ipanema.

Ipanema.

Bella doing lessons atop our penthouse rental in Ipanema.

With Jean, the master paraglider, after we landed safely.

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NATAL, BRAZIL | Nov 24, 2014 -Feb 20, 2015

Natal, city of the sun.

Moon shining, from our apartment.

Zumbi Beach.

Barra de Punau.

Punau river.

Barra de Punau.

Barra de Punau.

Barra de Punau.

Freshly caught fish, fried to perfection. Pirangi beach.

Shrimp with butter and garlic. Pirangi beach.

Amusement park at night.

Amusement park at night.

A presentation of "forro" at an art festival.

Colorful boats in Pirangi beach.

This deep fried pastry is called "pastel" - stuffed with shrimp, cheese, chicken or beef.

Pastel with shrimp - Litoral Sul Restaurant, Pirangi Beach.

Fisherman in Camurupim Beach.

Camurupim Beach.

The fruit of the cashew tree! Pure pulp. Pirangi Beach.

Ponta Negra beach.

Brazilian comics at Ponta Negra beach.

Marco's soccer team at Flamengo Soccer School, where he played for over a month.

Jiqui Country Club, where Bella was invited by our cousin Willie to ride for a couple of days.

An instructor demonstrates how it's done.

Coral reefs under water in Maracajau Beach.

Maracajau beach.

Exquisite Sushi creations at Nemo Restaurant.

Pirangi beach.

Visiting mama cat.

This is how crab is served in Brazil.

Acaraje', a typical food in the Northeast. A deep fried bean biscuit stuffed with spicy shrimp and sauce.

Hammocks abound in Brazil.

Iguana!

The stunning colonial Alberto Maranhao Theater.

Vulture at Tabatinga Beach.

Pre-carnaval presentation.

Samba School performing pre-carnaval.

Bella!

The brand new NAU restaurant - great architecture, amazing seafood.

Nutella crepe at the beach, in Ponta Negra.

We call these "Maria Farinha."

Parasols, Ponta Negra beach.

Morro do Careca, Ponta Negra beach.

If I could I would only drink fresh coconut water.

Getting coconut water.

Beautiful Ponta Negra beach.

Ponta Negra beach.

Deep fried chicken served appropriately.

Unique drink made with siriguela berry popsicle.

A boy selling sticky buns on the road.

Fruit stand by the side of the road.

Live crabs!!

Signs to paradise.

Road to Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Fisherman in Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Stage for Carnaval show in Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Best pizza in Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Quintal Pizzaria, Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Quintal Pizzaria, Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Quintal Pizzaria, Sao Miguel do Gostoso beach.

Freshly caught.

Tourinhos beach.

Fisherman and their boats, Tourinhos beach.

Fisherman and their boats, Tourinhos beach.

Fisherman and their boats, Tourinhos beach.

Wind mills, Tourinhos beach.

Tourinhos beach.

Tourinhos beach.

Tourinhos beach.

Wind farm in Tourinhos beach.

Tourinhos beach.

Dunes in Tourinhos beach.

Road to Sao Miguel do Gostoso.

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