Apart from my daily diet of Açai na tigela (a sorbet of the Amazonian super berry with granola and banana), another favourite activity whilst in Rio de Janeiro was to people watch. Brazil is possibly one of the most racially diverse cultures in the world, and the most varied in my travels so far. People of all colours and heritage identify themselves as being Brazilian. A hodgepodge of immigration from around the globe, European (Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, some Russians and Swiss) with a liberal dose of African and a generous sprinkling of Asian guaranteed that to be called Brazilian is not a product of one’s skin colour but instead by one’s love of all things Brazilian and eternal loyalty to the national football team.
I left my job as an advertising Creative Director in August 2012 to travel Africa and South America for a year with my wife, documenting these beautiful places with my Fuji X-Pro1. View the rest of my RTW adventures on Handcarry Only and follow me on my journey by subscribing/following/bookmarking.