I'm so boundlessly happy in this city. Every day is different and Rio is overwhelming in every sense. From the stunning geographical backdrop to the ceaseless traffic and the sensory overload. It truly is overwhelming.
My window into life in Rio is very small and limited by my own background and experiences. I won't understand or be privy to everything, but I feel so lucky and privileged that I get to experience just a tiny fraction of this amazing country and that I feel so welcomed every time I step foot off that plane.
Over the years many countries have been my 'home' by the simple fact that my home is where my parents are, but this is the home that I love most and that gives me the most joy. I know my parents won't be living here long and that I won't get many more opportunities to visit, so I'm going to do what the carioca do - soak up and love every second of life.