AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :
Visiting Rio de Janeiro was high on the travel bucket list of drone pilot and videographer Gavin Beals aka The3Ventures, who flies around the world to make compelling travel videos using drones. Thank goodness he finally made it to Rio because his aerial footage of the beaches, mountains, and cityscapes of Brazil’s famous seaside city is simply breathtaking. The capital of Brazil until 1960, Rio was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the city firmly in the world spotlight.
Description: Rio has always been at the top of my bucket list ever since I started traveling. Its obvious why with the cities naturally beautiful mountainous terrain and white sand beaches. For a while I've heard negative things about this city and how unsafe it was for tourists (especially ones who don't speak Portuguese) which deterred me from heading south and exploring for myself. With that said im so happy that I finally went, like anywhere in the world there are places in the safest cities you just don't go wander into. The same applies for Rio, its a gorgeous city with vibrant and friendly locals. Exploring Rio De Janeiro was a dream for me and Anna, and having a best friend fly in only makes the trip even better! Moral of this short story is don't let he said/she said scare you. Always be smart be safe and never stop exploring!