Sunday, January 3, 2016

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

And may all your Christmases be white.

Honestly. Winter may be better when it is spent on white sand beaches as opposed to drifting through white snow banks.

The end of the semester is tough. Teachers are tired, students are tired. I'm ready to go home to see my family and friends. Luckily, living in Rio means that there are many gorgeous beaches within driving distance.

On this particular weekend, we boarded the bus for Cabo Frio and were met with some of the whitest sand beaches and blue water I have ever seen in my whole life. We stayed at Hotel Mandai which I highly recommend. We paid basically pennies for a resort on the beach. And they were super accomodating. I mean, I suppose that customer service is kind of the name of the game when you're a hotel, but they were really awesome.

We didn't get out and explore the city, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave the beach. We spent the days ordering beach food and swimming in crystal clear water as well as climbing the dunes and building sand castles. It all seemed a little bit sweeter knowing that we were just ten short days from the artic temperatures waiting for us in the States.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know...not that I miss the -20 degree weather, but I'm missing me some snow this year!!