Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Hello, loves !
I know that maybe I've been a bit short on outfit posts lately, but I had lots of catching up to do (at work mostly). So, today I decided to continue with my article on Rio de Janeiro and finally publish it.
As you all know, I recently went a week in Rio. After a long long flight ( 2h45 to Lisbon, and 10h to cross the ocean to Brazil), I was finally there, a Wednesday evening, tired and all, but feeling so great that I've managed to get to South America for the first time. I know rain is a bit rare in that part of Brazil, but apparently there was a cyclone "visiting" near by. Before I knew it, I was in my simple hotel room at Copa Sul, a bit wet from the pouring rain. I went to sleep right away.
The next day I went, as I always do when arriving in a new place, visiting the surroundings a little. I was two blocks away from Copacabana beach and 10 minutes by foot from Ipanema (the other famous beach of Rio). Evidently, the city and people were always on the move, day and night. The afternoon, I've visited a mall nearby as the weather was to cloudy and rainy, so I thought to myself that some shopping would cheer me up. Sadly, the prices were way to high, even higher then Brussels, and the things that were affordable weren't that interesting or good quality.
- Copacabana in rainy mood :) -
The next days, I've visited the Botanic Garden of Rio, the Sugar Loaf Mountain and on the Friday before Easter, the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
All of them are worth visiting, and for instance, the Botanic Garden is accessible by bus, and the entrance fee is like 2 euros. A must-see for green lovers.
Here are some pics from there:
Sugar Loaf was a bit more expensive to visit, and I warn you that you must be very patient to get to the top cause the line is very loooong. But once there, the view is exceptional.
Here are some photos:
The last one is a bit sketchy, but nevertheless I loved the view from up the Sugar Loaf Mountain!
So, on that Friday, I've visited as well the statue of Christ the Redeemer. And not to sound to nationalist, but our guide "forgot" to mention that the sculptor who created the face of the statue, was romanian ( Gheorghe Leonida). Other than that, you will have a long line waiting for you (as usual), but it's a must-visit for all tourists ! Frankly I've saw the statue from all angles; ground, mountain, sky, and from beside its pedestal . From all angles - AMAZING!
In another day, I went on a jeep trip which wasn't that amazing. I found that the Botanic Garden had much more to show than the National Park. Sure, it was lovely as well, but I didn't see any birds or other animals, although that's what I expected from the trip. Still, I found out some fun facts about Rio, its history and anything else related to the monuments in the park.
It was a relaxing afternoon, a breath of fresh air along the beautiful trees and waterfalls in the park.
Bur before the park, there were some people in the jeep that chose to go on a favela tour. Of course it was interesting to do that too, just learn about how they live there. The real life Rio! But time wasn't on my side...
We left them there and picked them up after the park, so I was able to get a little taste of the surroundings.
I would say that the best experience I had was the one with the helipad !
Although it may seem expensive at first sight, for someone who hasn't done it would be so awesome to do it here, in Rio cause honestly, you have what to see. In Belgium, the price might be even double than Rio, and plus that you don't have much to see. So, yeah, I definitely loved it ! I'm not afraid of heights (as long as I feel safe that is)
Here are some personal souvenirs from my flight:
So, I know it's a bit long, but this was my trip from Rio.
And as central outfit, I would pick this one that went perfectly with the scenario:
What I wore:
- Blanco t-shirt
- Bershka shorts
- Zara wedges
- Men at Work cross body satchel
Hope you like my post and I wish you a wonderful night, as it's a bit late now and I'm so sleepy -_-
Friday, April 25, 2014
I'm finally back from my awesome vacation and I'm full of energy, even though I managed to get a nasty cough along the way. But I'm happy to be back, at least to update my blog. I have so much catching up to do, but all in due time. I'll be covering my trip soon as well in a blog post ( hopefully next week), and I'll write one about Cape Verde also, as I saw that I didn't write an article yet.
Anyway, today was sunny in Brussels. The more reason to finally wear my zippered skirt and asymmetric wave print top, both from Romwe.
If you're wondering about the title, well, there's this amazing song I like. Here it is, maybe you'll like it too, in case you don't know it:
What I wore:
- Romwe asymmetric blouse ( find it here)
- Romwe zippered skirt ( find it here)
- Sacha wallet
- Zara shoes and sunnies
So, this is what I wore today. It's so nice to go out a little bit. Yesterday I had so many things to do around the house that I didn't left home. Fresh air is the best !
Sunday, April 20, 2014
I especially kept this final look to share with you, guys because I noticed a rabbit was "involved", so I find it perfect for today's outfit post, as it is Easter. Speaking of this big day, I just wanted to wish you well a Happy Easter and may you spend this day surrounded by family and friends. I'm now far far away from home and really miss Mom's cooking and going to church to get light, as the tradition in our country implies. But I'll be back in Brussels on Wednesday, so I'll still catch an Easter day with my family.
Meanwhile, I have tons of stories to tell you about Rio, and the vacation isn't over yet, so I'm sure I'll do a post on the plane and post it as soon as I get home to share with you, loves, my "tale from Rio". ( you can follow my Instagram for more insides)
For now, I'm going to leave you with the outfit I've prepared, featuring this lovely sweater from Romwe:
What I wore:
- Romwe sweatshirt ( find it here)
- Bershka shorts
- Local store boots ( from Romania)
- Zara clutch
Hope you like this comfy cool outfit and sorry about the lack of posts, but I promise I'll make it up to you once I get home. :)
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