Can you feel the sunshine on your skin, smell of the sea and hear the samba rhythm and carnival whirl? This is Rio de Janeiro, the place where the party never ends! Join us and explore Rio in our new travel and photo guide…
Our new guide includes not only the most famous sites such as the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain, the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the historic district of Santa Teresa, and the world-famous “Sugarloaf” mountain Pao de Acucar, but it also covers the city’s modern center with skyscrapers and poor favelas, which together create an interesting contrast.
Download the guide and get the best tips on where to relax, where to eat or enjoy the city’s best Caipirinha! We will unveil you the places where you can enjoy the best views of amazing tropical sunset.
And what about the safety in Rio? We have many tips from local Carioca!
How to get the guide?
It’s very simple:
- Download FREE application Fripito in AppStore or GooglePlay
- Choose “Marvelous Rio de Janeiro” guide
- Purchase it through AppStore or GooglePlay and download the guide to your device.
And what the author Leonardo Paris says about himself?
Beach, sun, sea, mountains, friendly and beautiful people. I could not have been born in a better place! The Rio de Janeiro is rather a wonderful city and I am proud to live in it. I’m carioca, my name is Leonardo Paris and I´m living here for thirty-six summers now. I am married and have a daughter, Marina, a sweetness of girl that only brings me joy.
As a child, when I was about 10, I usually took the camera from my mom to shoot. I did not take photo of anyone, just wanted to record the landscapes. She only wasn´t very happy when she found that I had spent her 36 poses film, and she still would have pay to reveal it! I’ve always been a quiet guy, patient and observant, so I think quite natural to have chosen photography to express myself artistically.
Spurred by the scenario that unfolded day after day in front of my eyes and encouraged by the ever lower prices of digital cameras, I afforded money for a few months while on internship and bought my first camera in 2004. A 5 megapixel p92. It was the maximum.
So, for ten years ago I shoot Rio de Janeiro. The places that I knew, the angles that I imagined when I had no camera yet and the ones I met exploring new neighborhoods, doing walks and adventures. How nice it is to go around walking and photographing. Along these years, I realized that what intrigues me most is the space around. I live in it. It is part of me and I´m part of it. I feel an almost unstoppable will to capture it, as if the pictures I´m taking not only captures it, but myself. I fall in love and express all my love for the city through photos, and I want people to see the beauty of this city as I see. This is how I declare my love and I hope this is a never-ending story. That’s why I decided to dedicate myself to landscape shots.
As I continue photographing Rio, I encourage my explorer and stroller side visiting and registering other cities and little corners around the world. I met the stunning beauty of Central Park during the fall and had the great marvel – even for a short time – to visit the outskirts of Kyjov and its rolling fields in the Czech Republic. Memorable.
My healthy dilemma now is to decide what place will follow. But one thing is certain: we find ourselves here in Rio. After all, this is the city where the meetings take place.