Niterói: the best bit of Rio isn’t even in Rio

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…

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2 thoughts on “Niterói: the best bit of Rio isn’t even in Rio

  1. So glad you really liked it. Niteroi doesn’t have a Christ Redeemer, but we’ll be always here with our arms opened to you!

  2. Pingback: Things I will miss about Rio | Whaddup JP

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