... in Rio or on this trip: we went to Parque Lage, at the base of Corcovado Mountain and treated ourselves:
We do not eat out on this trip very often - simply because it hurts our budget. But every now and then it is nice to have a good go of it, and Parque Lage was a perfect place to do it. In fact we set a new record - a portion of French Toast that was more than Lili could eat!
This park used to be the home of a wealthy industrialist and his singer wife. They built a beautiful mansion on a hill, and it now serves as an art school! Anyone can stroll in, admire the grounds and enjoy the great cafe in the inner courtyard.