Darn. I should have saved my beloved “Girl From Ipanema” video for today’s post, because I was that girl! Well, sorta. I decided to take a pass on the day’s organized tour because I was dying for some exercise and some quiet time. Our guide is fabulous, but being a true Brazilian, she never stops talking. So this morning I took a long walk from our hotel to Ipanema, which is just another beach neighborhood in Rio. It was such a good day!
Nothing like a morning at the beach! When I got back to the hotel I was hot and sweaty. So I spent several hours here with my book and some cold coconut water.
As the men in the song said, “ahhhhhhhh”.