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The View from Rio de Janeiro

By January 27th, 2021No Comments
The View from Rio de Janeiro
ultralight beamin’…

Checking in from our spontaneous trip to Rio de Janeiro.  We’ve hit up all of our favorite restaurants, beaches and night hot-spots and the shit’s surreal.  It’s been 4 years but we haven’t missed a beat.  Between the extra chill vibe, the conversion ratio of 1 : 4 (dollars to reals) and the #bootybuttcheeks, I could pitch a tent.


Peep the view– 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
runnin’ off #OnThePlug

The View from Rio de Janeiro

fro hawkin’…

The View from Rio de Janeiro
posin’…
(with my boo! Remember Nina from our first trip to Rio? Well, she’s still project managing, volunteering, writing, dancing, producing and generally slaying for Black and Brown girls everywhere.  
She’s actually looking to relocate to the States but needs a gig.  She’s kind of a big deal in IT over here– an Executive of Technology Information since 2002, focused on SAP implementations.  So if you know of anything, email me- [email protected]

The View from Rio de Janeiro
clownin’…
The View from Rio de Janeiro
top of the worldin’…

The View from Rio de Janeiro
sunnin’… 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
 slayin’…

The View from Rio de Janeiro
 viewin’…

The View from Rio de Janeiro
lunchin’… 
The View from Rio de Janeiro
servin’…

The View from Rio de Janeiro
man crushin’… 
The View from Rio de Janeiro
strollin’… 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
 lovin’…
The View from Rio de Janeiro
 Flexin’…
The View from Rio de Janeiro
 Cakin’…
The View from Rio de Janeiro
 frizzin’… 
(I lost so many good bobby pins on this trip– my hair would draw up immediately upon stepping outside and begin ejecting them joints, like ‘ping, ping’– it was hilarious and tragic.)
The View from Rio de Janeiro
 face stuffin’ #Feijoada 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
 meditatin’…
The View from Rio de Janeiro
late night beach strollin’… 
By far my most favorite thing to do. 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
new friendin’
(Meet Allie and Alexandra.  They recognized me at Copacabana Beach after a long day of chillin’ and we got up for drinks and dancing several days later.  They’re beautiful, natural haired students from Wesleyan University who managed to squeeze in a trip to Brazil on their spring break while working on their theses projects.)

The View from Rio de Janeiro
vibin’…
(The only thing I wanted to do on this trip was come back here– to Trapiche Gamboa Restaurant in downtown Rio. The ladies pictured above performed regional and black traditional music – samba, jongo and maracatu. The drums were SICK. Like, ‘shake shake shake Senora’, good. ) 

The View from Rio de Janeiro
Livin’… #LikeItsGolden #CauseItIs
Later Gators, 
Nik 

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