The sun is warm and beautiful and doesn't set until about 9 p.m. What more could a traveller from cold Reno want? OK, how about beach service from the wonderful Windsor Excesior hotel that includes a beach boy to set up chairs, towels and an umbrella? NICE. We feel like royalty here.
Saturday at Copacabana Beach in Rio. The multitudes arrive to escape the heat and humidity by playing in the surf. What a lively and wonderful scene, with the famous Sugar Loaf mountain in the background. I thought the crowded beach scene and "umbrella city" would be difficult, but instead, the liveliness of these wonderful locals (and some tourists) brings great joy to our day. What an amazing place this is.