This month I got so lucky, I got the flight that everyone wants, which is Rio and Buenos Aires multi sector. Not only did I get the best flight, I was so lucky to also have the best crew ever, which made these layovers and flights even better.
When we arrived in Rio, the first night, we all went out for drinks by the beach, we were just in time to see the beautiful sunset, and the atmosphere was just perfect, who wouldn’t be happy with a caipirinha in their hand, by the beach, with some music in the background, in Rio de Janeiro… The next morning, a few of us were planning to go hang gliding, if you don’t know what this is, it’s basically jumping off a cliff, with a giant paper plane. People that really know me well, know that I would never do such a thing, because I’m basically scared of everything (especially adventurous things). But, for some reason, people convinced me, and I did it. Also, I was in Rio, how could I not do it?! We got to the top of the mountain, and when I saw the ramp that we would jump off, my heart started to beat out of my chest (at least, that’s how it felt). I was the first one to jump, so I wouldn’t get too scared when I saw other people doing it, so I got ready immediately. We practiced how to run two times, and then it was time for the real thing. I was jumping with Marcelo, who is probably one of the nicest people I’ve met, he made me feel much more confident about doing this, then I was in the beginning, for me it’s important to trust the person I’m doing this with, and I completely trusted Marcelo. So, I looked at the horizon, took a deep breath, started running, and jumped off a cliff (still can’t believe I did that btw). Once we were flying, it was the best feeling in the world, the view was amazing, and you feel so free. Of course, I was still scared, but it was fun at the same time. If you ever go to Rio de Janeiro, you should definitely do this!!
So, even though Rio was my favourite destination on this trip, I also really liked Buenos Aires. We arrived there around dinner time, so a few of us went for dinner at a restaurant called Parrilla Don Julio, we had some really good steak and wine there. The next day, we went to this area, La Boca, it a very nice place, but very touristic. If you go to Buenos Aires, I would recommend going there though, it’s really colourful (so great for fun pictures 😉 ), and it’s such a fun atmosphere there. There’s music playing everywhere on the street, people are dancing the tango, they have some cute shops and restaurants, so it’s a must see.
I really hope I get this flight again some time, because there is so much more to do, and see in both these destinations. It will be very difficult to top this flight, I’ve been back in Dubai for a few days now, and I still miss this trip.