Arrived in Rio de Janeiro late afternoon and we’re actually going to sleep in beds the first time in 28 days. We’re staying at a hotel in the Gloria suburb of Rio about 1.5 km from downtown.

Jess who is our food and wine connoisseur dug around on Trip Adviser and came up with a recommended Brazilian food restaurant not to far from the hotel.
So along with Dave off we trudged, it’s raining again, to Espirito Santa.
The wine was average (2 bottles) but the meal (starters and main course) were excellent, a little expensive but one has to expect this in a city. Jess did as usual a great job in finding this place. ­čÖé