Wonderful City

by Barbara Barton Sloane

Cidade Maravilhosa—Wonderful City. This is the name the Cariocas (residents of Rio) fondly call their town—and with good reason. A city of six million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro has a special Samba vibe all its own. It all begins when we deplane at Tom Jobim, an airport like no other. Warm smiles greet us, music pulses from all corners of the building, and men and women sway to the beat of Samba. The city is gearing up for its most famous event, Carnival—and so are we!

Read more in the March 2014 issue of S.A. Scene.