Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Camila, 31
Commercial Analyst
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm commercial analyst, I like to work with different projects and different people

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

In the worst case scenario Radiohead, if True love waits is playing then it's serious, in best case Scenario Amelie Poulain sound track, it always cheer me up

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sherlock, Game of thrones, House, Buffy, Parks and Rec.

Name some spots in Rio De Janeiro that are good for a Tinder date.

The ideal i guess would be a charming walk by the lagoon followed by any restaurant near by, but personally i'd prefer a quiet bar with a good cold beer like shenanigans or Barzin in ipanema

Who’s your hero and where in Rio De Janeiro would you take them out for a serious hang?

Ayrton Senna, I'd take him to where once was Rio's racetrack and now is the Olympic Park. I think he would be happy to see that the Racetrack turned into an amazing place where the world could see and learn a little bit more about Brazil

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Anywhere, from the street fair to Zara

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

My motto is never say never, a few year ago

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Enjoy the nature that we have, I love the fact Rio has this beautiful lanscapes, the beach, the mountains and the lagoons right in the heart of the city but in our busy life it's hard to actually take the time explore and enjoy

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Rio De Janeiro and where did you get it?

I think it was Oysters... but i'm not a great fan

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Rio De Janeiro? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Restaurant would be Fogo de chão , I had 'all you can eat' barbecue, it cost R$120,00 per person plus drinks

What restaurant in Rio De Janeiro looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

The blue Peacock bar

Where can you get the best cocktail in Rio De Janeiro? Which one do you like?

Delirium bar, Order caipirinha with Yakult, Delicius!

Where would you take your partner in Rio De Janeiro if you wanted to really pamper them?

Tough question, I'd take them to Hachiko or Aprazivel in Santa Teresa

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Easy Coxinha, Casquinha de siri, Bolinho de feijoada, aipim Frito and that's just the salty ones Brigadeiro, pé de moleque, paçoca are delicious sweets. My favorites are brigadeiro and coxinha.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Rio De Janeiro?

That's hard no place is really, really overrated but if I had to chose one i'd chose Copacabana even though there are places there that I love.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Rio De Janeiro?

The west part of town is very underrated! Maybe it's a little far away from the main touristic points but it definitely worth getting to know more

What are the Rio De Janeiro spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

As night time person I would say Lapa, the most plural place i've ever been, hardly someone will feel unwelcomed there, all religions, races, sex orientation and classes. As a day time person I'd say sun rise in Copacabana beach and sunset in Arpoador

Tomorrow’s your last day in Rio De Janeiro. How do you spend it?

I 'd wake up early and hike a trail that I've never hiked before, probably telegrafo's trail, than would spend the whole day at the beach. after that I'd head to Olegario to meet some friends for a beer and since it's the last time and there's no time to waste i'd visit one of my favorite places Lapa.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Rio de Janeiro and i'm not biased at all lol

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