E04 | Enjoying Rio | The Other Side of Rio

Today is the day to explore the two most bohemian and traditional neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa and Lapa. Hylka goes to Books Hostel to meet her guest of the day, Constanza from Argentina. To reach Santa Teresa, they climb the steps painted by the artist Jorge Selarón.They taste exotic dishes inspired by Amazonian cuisine and visit a former residence of an art collector that was turned into a museum. In the evening, they walk through the neighborhood’s colonial streets and explore the various local craft shops. Night falls and Hylka and Constanza walk through Lapa’s busy streets and end the day dancing in a traditional samba school, which is already set up for the next carnival.

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