The RioLIVE! Friday event last week was to historic and arty Santa Teresa and Lapa and was great. Not only did we get the chance to have a relaxed meal in a typical Lapa resaurant and practice Portuguese, but as the evening went on things became more interesting. We discovered the art of mixing, making, shaking, blending and drinking caipirinhas on a side street buzzing with life but one one you´d easily miss without a guide. Our teacher encouraged us to experiment and while not every attempt was something you´d find in a bar, they were fun and interesting none the less. Fortified by our caipirinhas, we dived into a typical friday night in Lapa.There was much dancing and if it was possible to practice Portuguese on a crowded dance floor we did!
Michael Oliver, England.
See below how our last Lapa visits were 😉