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Better Lake Than Never

Região dos Lagos is a picturesque coastal region, radiating with natural beauty. It’s both luxurious and simple, colonial and modern; a perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of Rio’s capital. Only two hours away from Rio’s centre, one can only think to be in a dream when travelling alongside the beautiful coast.

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Despite being super later for the coach, speeding through the manic streets of Rio in a super swanky Uber which we feared was a going to empty our pockets (turns out it was a recent convert from Uber Black to Uber X) and believing a ghost had mysteriously nicked a pair of Pedro’s sandals (turns out they were just under the bed), our cares dissipated in the warm breeze and serene atmosphere of our new destination.

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Praia Do Forte Cabo Frio – one of the most stunning beaches I’ve ever seen – the sand was so unbelievably soft.

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Staying with your man’s family has perks; excellent local food, a personal tour guide and a warm welcome to an unfamiliar place. I even made a new friend…

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In the evening after a traditional churrasco (a common barbecue with rice, beans, farofa and salsa) we headed to Praia Do Forte Cabo Frio and the city, although a lot less low key that what I had been experiencing – a much needed break. Full of small parks, piers and food stalls, São Pedro de Aldeia is full of history and nightlife. I also had here the best churro of my life… *drools on shirt*; the perfect end to our trip to Rio.

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Amazing churros during a moonlit walk along the pier.

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