We were in Rio De Janeiro last week and it quickly shot into our top 5 cities in the world. If you’ve been you’ll know why, if not, imagine a beautifully dilapidated city on the beach, in the jungle, surrounded by mountains. Simply breath taking.
With the World Cup Soccer coming up in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, I guess it goes without saying that Rio is on the way up! And that goes for the real estate prices too – Rio is quickly becoming unaffordable for locals with even the newly reclaimed favelas being bought up by rich investors.
We were lucky enough to make some local friends and they put it like this:
“Rio has been tomorrow’s city for way too long… now is our time to grasp it and become today’s city”
Their perspective on Sydney was also insightful:
“Sydney is the Rio that worked”
Here’s a bit of love from Rio.