Come experience Lapa like you were a local, like you already had plenty of old friends here...I guarantee it won't take long! And anyway it is impossible not to run into one of my friends whom I will be glad to introduce! Have you always wondered how it is to live in a bohemian neighborhood in Brazil? Have you always wanted to improvise some dance steps but you've never dared because you thought you looked funny? Well, let's go one step at a time! First, we can start by learning how a good and icebreaking caipirinha is prepared. It can be fun and the best is trying it without laughing. After that, it is a good idea to warm up for the night by practicing some dance moves, can be samba or can be forro'... you will see that it's easier than you thought! At that point we will be ready to enjoy Lapa's nightlife and meet its welcoming people: according to the day of the week we can choose to attend a super typical roda de samba or a forro' trio band. It's guaranteed that you won't be able to keep your feet still!
My 5 years in Rio have been very intense. My friends say I'm the most Carioca (adjective given to Rio's inhabitants) gringa (way to say foreigner) they know... I was born in Italy and lived in countries like spain, england, germany, mexico, brasil to satisfy my curiosity towards foreign languages and cultures. Graduated translator and interpreter, I also studied tourism and arts, and here in Brazil I discovered my love for DANCE! My goal has always been going beyond just traveling and actually LIVING LIKE A LOCAL, and that is what I want to show you!!! The real soul of this amazing city!
caipirinhas made by us!
It will be a pleasure to welcome you at my place in the heart of Lapa for the first hour or so to prepare the caipirinha and get some dance moves that we will need for the second part of our night. Then, a walk through Lapa streets and a blink at the famous Arches are a must-do in order to feel its atmosphere. At that point we will be ready to enter one of the exciting rhythm venues that we will be lucky enough to enjoy.