Copa to Cali in 80 Days

They say start as you mean to go on, but I’m hoping that promptly posting my first blog will compensate for the inevitable lull that will accompany the continued rise of my enjoyment (slash inebriation) levels in the coming weeks.

That being said, sitting on Copacabana beach with a caiprinha in my left hand and a pen in my right, it feels rude not to paint a pretty picture of the flamboyant capital of Brazil’s third most populous state while everything in the real world is apparently falling apart.

For a lot of people, Brazil is one of those countries that you only get to see on the telly, and if you believe everything you find on Google images Rio is the magical land of sandy beaches and beautiful people.

While it is exactly that, the first thing I noticed on the bus from the airport was the abundance of…

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