Nothing gets my neurons firing and creating new connections quite like exposing my senses to new experiences, smells, tastes, languages, and cultures through travel. Below are a few Instagram shots from one of the most beautiful places I've ever been lucky enough to visit and live in - Rio de Janeiro.

#atlantic #rain #forest #rio #riodejaneiro #brazil #southamerica #corcovado #christ #redeemer

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Hard to watch your feet whilst hiking with views like these. #Rio #pedrabonita #hiking #corcovado

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Could sit there forever. #Rio #riodejaneiro #pedrabonita #view #brazil #southamerica

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#lagoa #Rio

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A nice little spot for a lazy Sunday lunch. #rio #parque #lage #brazil #corcovado #christ #redeemer

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#Rio #graffiti

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#turtle #tortoise #tartaruga #rio #park #pond

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Boat trip around the tropical islands near Paraty. Brazil. #paraty #brazil #view #tropics

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I like that the colours of the door match the ocean. #tropical #paradise #paraty #brazil

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#door #design #blueandyellow A 17th century colonial Portuguese gold rush little port town. #paraty #brazil

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Ok the sun has set over the Botafogo beach. Rio. #sugarloaf #rio #view #sunset

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Yet another photo of a sunset. #sugarloaf #rio #view #sunset

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Always nice to observe a flying helicopter from above. #sugarloaf #rio #view #sunset

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