Honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro: Ipanema Sunset

5 Jan

Last night I realized I hadn’t finished showing you guys our honeymoon photos from Rio.

The photos today are very special to me.

Here’s the story behind them: Jorge and I had just been through one of the worst days of our lives as we missed our flight back to Mexico. I’d spent all morning crying at the airport and making desperate phone calls, then we went back to our vacation apartment for an afternoon nap. We woke up late afternoon, still with no idea how or when we were going to get home, and walked out toward Ipanema because that’s where the Subway shop was (extra vacation days = poor).

When I saw the sunset on Ipanema Beach, I knew that this was the reason we’d missed our flight. God wanted us to see this…

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13 Responses to “Honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro: Ipanema Sunset”

  1. Kristin Busse January 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Beautiful. 🙂 It’s so important to always try to see the bright side of things.

  2. Ashlie January 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm #


  3. (FL) Girl with a New Life January 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Gorgeous!!! Damn I need a beach fix.

  4. Nikki January 6, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    Gorg! B and I watched the sunrise on Isla Mujeres one morning. So peaceful!

  5. mike January 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    this is absolutely majestic! one of my goals in life is to stand on that beach.

  6. Ang January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL!
    The one where it’s kind of zoomed in on the sun and mountains, it’s a total framer!!! I’d blow it up too, if the file size allows for it!

    • Laura in Cancun January 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      It’s actually a tad blurry to be blown up since I took it with a bit of a close up on the camera… but no worries! I had something very cool done with one of these photos. I’ll blog about it next week 🙂

  7. Meredith January 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Rio is gorgeous! One more week and we’ll be there. I can’t wait!

  8. Kathryn January 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    That is absolutely incredible. What a beautiful way to end a crappy day!

  9. Kristi January 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Gorgeous!! I love sunsets, especially over the water 🙂

  10. GRRRL TRAVELER January 18, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Oooh, i’ve been away for a while as it’s been crazy, but this is something I’ve been meaning to comment on. Every dark cloud has a silver lining and I’m certain, that day was blessed for you to receive despite the initial upset. i also like to think that we unconsciously sabotage ourselves when we really want to do something. In this case, there’s probably a big part of you both that just didn’t want to leave.

  11. Conexus January 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Beautiful sunset, and great story!!!

  12. Ceri February 25, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    So beautiful and so romantic. ❤

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