Virtual Vacation: How to Spend the Perfect Day in Rio de Janeiro at Home

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Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s most marvelous cities. It’s a buzzing metropolis full of mixed cultures, including Portuguese, African, European and South American. More than 2 million visitors travel there to experience all the great things Rio has to offer each year, such as its famous beaches, rich nightlife and lush mountains.

Sadly, when all travel to Rio was paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the city’s favelas — poor, shanty-like neighborhoods — were hit the hardest. Although the concept of travel has gotten more complicated in the real world, we can take advantage of the opportunity to embark on virtual adventure from inside our homes anytime we want without any restrictions. Come along with us to Rio as we roam through vibrant destinations, devour traditional food, watch great movies and read thrilling books.