While our guests were here I had to take them on my "famous" tour of centro that I take my guests on.
As a sidenote: Canadoca stayed with her dad at the office while we did the tour. At which time it was determined that she prefers the lifestyle of "expat princess" to "corporate hotshot". She didn't like it at the office....
Generally I take the guests to the Escadaria Selaron, go to Mr.DRL's office, take them into the markets on Rua Buenos Aires, stop in at some havaiana shops and churches and random stores, go to the Portuguese Reading Room, go to Colombo for a snack or pastry, go to the bonde station, ride the bonde to Santa Teresa, go to Aprizavel or someplace for lunch and maybe a few shops. Other deviations include going to the cathedral, etc.
Here are some shots my most recent guests took on their tour:
Some Rio Graffiti
Cathedral view from Lapa
The tour is never complete without a stop at Colombo for either a dessert or salgado...