FOOTBALL, SURF AND SUNSHINE:

A GUIDE TO RIO

NOMADSofORIGIN Magazine l Football, Surf and Sunshine
NOMADSofORIGIN Magazine l Football, Surf and Sunshine

We fell under Rio's spell and documented the lifestyle of the locals in a photo guide that brings you a tropical glimpse of the Brazilian beaches

Words: Emily Georgieva

Photography: Joao Victor Valeriote

20 November 2020

Surrounded by magnificent mountains, the sea and endless sunshine, Rio de Janeiro is impossible to resist at the best of time. If you spend a day at the beach observing, chatting and making the effort to bond with the locals, you will know how to listen to the beat of the city. The place moves following its own rhythm and this is perhaps its best characteristic. The locals are friendly and always helpful with guiding you or just giving recommendations of places you need to visit and restaurants you should stop by. Yet, only when you step out of the tourist mindset, you become capable to experience the authenticity of the place.

We went on a trip to the beach to blend in with the locals. There, under the soft glow of the mid-afternoon sun, some people were playing football on the beach, others were walking with their surfboards towards the water and most, like us, were resting on a towel taking in the view and the sunshine. This photo guide documents the charming oasis that Rio is and the comfortable idyll of being present in the moment, observing the word around you.

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