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A Local's Guide to Rio, Brazil

Describe who you are in 3 sentences:
My name is Bruno Danto, and as far as I can remember, I always wanted to be a journalist because wanted to travel the world and meet people instead of being in a office. I was able to live my dream life when I started to write for Le Monde and later become the editor in chief of Vogue Homme. I founded Sport&Style to make sure i could explore the world and connect with local culture through sport. I believe that if you want to accomplish big things, you need 3 things : boldness, luck and persistence.

What is your relation to this city?
I first came to Rio for a cover story in 2008 and I fell in love with the energy of the city, the spirituality, the Brazilian happiness. Since, I travel to Rio every year and I am proud to be considered by my Brazilian friends as a true Carioca.

Best experience?
Even if I have countless memories, I would say the Carnaval and New Year are the best experiences.

Weirdest experience?
Spending one day with locals in one of the most dangerous favela in the world and having the most beautiful human experience. Sometimes, danger is not where we think it is...

Your top 3 hangout spots?
Surf at Arpoador, Ipanema beach Posto 11, Samba school at Mangueira.

Favourite restaurants?
"Sushi Leblon", "Zaza" and the traditionnal Churrascarias.

Best date place?
Arpoador for the sunset and Rua Dias Ferreira for a drink.

Best Sunday spot?
Praia de Prainha (Most beautiful beach of Rio)

If you were to live in another place, where would that be and why?
In Rio for sport, writing, painting and dreaming when i will be retired from business

Where is your escape place from this city?
There are so many beaches to escape from Rio. I would mention Fernando De Noronha, a natural paradise.

Best 5 local advices?
1. Go to the Corcovado early in the morning when the sky is clear.
2. Surf or Paddle Board in Arpoador
3. Spend a night at a Samba school
4. Get a drink at the Pool of "The Copacabana Palace"
5. Never look fancy.

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