|Meu irmão e eu, searching to satisfy a sushi* craving|
*Brazil boasts an impressive number of top-notch sushi restaurants due to the large population of Japanese immigrants and their descendants, particularly in São Paulo. (We ended up choosing Nik Sushi, a quiet spot on Rua Garcia D'Ávila.)
|Street signs in Leblon|
|Av. Ataúlfo de Paiva|
After lunch, we had cafézinhos at Armazém do Café, a traditional coffee house on Rua Rita Ludolf. Here's a picture of the irmão:
|Ele fala português também!|
...followed by an exploration of some of the boutiques on Av. Ataúlfo de Paiva.
|Pai e mãe|
We then refueled with juices and foccacia sandwiches at Juice Company, a stylish two-story juice lounge serving over 60 different juice concoctions.
|O irmão outra vez|
And finally, just two blocks to the south, the praia and the Atlantic Ocean: