Two and a half years ago I finished a long, exciting and exhausting project at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. I took a road trip to the Isle of Mull and felt months’ of stress peel away in such a stunning environment. I had a similar experience in Niterói after a year working on the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which is probably why I used the same track for both videos, Bloodflood by Alt-J.
I loved being able to look back at Rio across the bay and see the five mountains I had been to the top of: Pedra da Gávea, Pedra Bonita, Dois Irmãos, Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar, the first three of which I had hiked.
From the most beautiful food and beautiful beaches with the most beautiful people to a 404 year old fortress and a museum that looks like a spaceship, It’s impossible not to fall in love with Niterói.
Press play and you’ll see what I mean…