My Little Rio Journal

A blog about a life based in Rio and inspired by photography, travelling, food and beautiful things.

São Paulo Days

There is a long time since my last post! It seems that lately every post I write I begin with something like that. Anyway, we had a lot been happening around here. We had the outbreak of this Zika “thing,” Carnival celebrations going on throughout Brazil, the end of school holidays and in the middle of all of this, my husband had to go under a small surgery procedure.
The procedure itself was not a big deal, but as he chose a specialist from São Paulo to take care of his case, that implied me joining him on a trip to São Paulo and spending almost two weeks there while he recovered completely from the surgery.
Those two weeks coincided with carnival so you can imagine that this year my carnival wasn’t at all about going to the beach, enjoying blocos de carnival nor watching the Samba Schools parade in Rio. However, it was all for a great cause. It is always nice to take care of who you love, and it was the first opportunity I had to take care of someone who had so far taken care of me and had already been my nurse for more than once when I needed, my husband! Now it was my turn to pay back all his kindness! His recovery was really fine, and he was a very easy patient. He was such a good boy that I even had the chance to explore a little of the neighborhood we were staying while he took a little nap along the day.
We stayed at a hotel very well located in a neighborhood called Bela Vista, just right to Avenida Paulista. We chose this location because it was very close to the hospital and also to his doctor’s office. But I can say that even if I was going to São Paulo just for fun or tourism it would be a great area to stay. There are plenty of good hotels, nice shops, cultural centers and even a mall in a walking distance.
Those two weeks were long, especially because we missed our little boy so much (he stayed home with my Mom), but I have to confess that it was a kind of different vacation when I could read three books, go to the hotel’s gym and also rest a bit.
And then it was time to come back home! As we couldn’t fly due to doctor’s recommendations, we came by bus! After a six -and-a-half-hour ride we finally arrived home.

Here I share with you a little bit of what I saw in São Paulo. Hope you like it!


The Zika Carnival

Zika Virus, how are we dealing with it?

Poster warning about Mosquito Aedes aegypt in São Paulo


It is already Carnival in Brazil, and in Rio.The city is already crowded with tourists but I keep wondering how many people gave up the idea of coming to Rio after WHO (World Health Organization)  had declared Zika a global health emergency. Continue reading “The Zika Carnival”

A place to breathe and relax in Rio, even during Carnival


It is not the first time I write about this place in this blog. I’ve already mentioned it here, here and here, and I’m going to talk about it again. Sorry if I’m being repetitive but I just can’t help saying good things about Pista Claudio Coutinho, in Praia Vermelha. Continue reading “A place to breathe and relax in Rio, even during Carnival”

Rainy January

Except from the first days of the year, when the sun showed its face, this January has been quite grey and rainy. Continue reading “Rainy January”

My Little Rio Journal New Year


A new year began bringing new plans, projects and a new hope for 2016! After spending the whole year of 2015 reflecting about keeping or not keeping this blog, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to make 2016 a new year for My Little Rio Journal.

Continue reading “My Little Rio Journal New Year”

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