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The Girl From Ipanema

No, no, no. I did not meet a Brazilian girl. Its just the song i hum as I have approached Ipanema beach the past 3 days.

Its a classic but if you dont remember how it goes then I suggest you watch the video to get you in the right mood before you continue reading.


The first morning I awoke in Rio, my first choice was to try out its famous beaches, Copacabana an Ipanema. Copacabana was a bust. It was cloudy and its actually not that popular a beach anymore. Ipanema is where the people go.

I took one of the shuttles that pass Copacabana to Ipanema…posto 9 where Rio’s best hang out. I have hardly ever been so disappointed when I found so few people there. It was cloudy, but the clouds should not crush my dreams.

But the next day, a friday, I was determined to see it once more.

And it was great!

Jason Bartoli
Jason Bartoli

"Jason is the best person you'll ever meet here. He's just a ray of sunshine. An adventurer, businessman, and has a 4.9 Uber rating. Lovely person inside and out. I say, go message him" - My Mom

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