In need of a reprieve from the brutal Texas summers I like to escape to someplace cooler. One year I decided to search the Southern Hemisphere for an exotic getaway and found myself in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The flight was around nine hours from Dallas but it was an overnight flight so I was able to sleep most of the way there and home.
There is some phenomenal street art in Rio and this photo was taken in Ipanema which is adjacent to the 4 km (2.5 miles) stretch of beach known as Copacabana. I walked the beach every morning and enjoyed watching the surfers ride the waves.