Thursday, January 25, 2007
Life in Rio
When you go to a new city, how do you discover? Like everybody else lonely planet was our guide till i lost. For the essential place to go and many other usefull information it is good. But you feel too much like a tourist and everybody can see. In Rio you can never feel safe because of the crime. People are warning you all the time "dont act like a lost tourist with your camera". Than i bought wallpaper city guide which have some nice place to go. Another resource is blog . There you can find many things. When i begin to research Buenos Aires and Rio ,only english written blogs were helpfull and i was angry with the other languages. My blog was in Turkish . In BA many people speeks english. In Rio nobody speek english. Even in very touristic place most of the documents are in portuguais. It is a big problem because it doesnt sound like spanish,italian and you dont understand even very simple words. The only way is body language and write the thing you want in portuguais and show them. Otherwise you eat by chance , you go somewher by chance.Brasil is the only country in south america who speak portuguais.
Foods are delicious. Brazilian, amazon,portuguais, franch,japanais all kind of kitchen are very good. Always ask for the menu .We eat one time without seeing the menu and the bill was 100 usd for lunch. İn İpenema and Leblon restaurants are more international.In Santa Teresa, Centro and Lapa you find more local restaurant with a better price and different taste.
Nigthlife with Emir is a bit difficult but last nigth we went to Trapiche (a bar) and listen fantastic music alive.
Another thing i love in rio is the people walking with their surf on the streets either going to sea or coming back. After 5 oclock people are coming to ipenema and surfing, joging,playing volleyball. The beach is full of people making sports. That was also great. So life in Rio consist of music, ocean, sports, food ,beach..........