Tired from hours spent packing, preparing, and running last-minute errands? Consider getting yourself into the Rio groove by pumping out some Brazilian beats (or watching the movie Rio) while you’re checking off last-minute to-do items. If anything, it will raise your Dopamine levels up a notch and give you that extra boost you may need.
3 ways to make the most of your time in Rio:
Come up with a game plan: When visiting another country, there’s always too much to do and too little time. It’s good to have some idea of what you want to do and how you’re going to get around town. Compile all your ideas in a note like this one:
If you don’t have time to purchase a handy, fold-out Rio city or Metro subway map, or any of the other event maps, create a new notebook (you may want to call it “Rio:Maps”) and save digital maps to Evernote:
- Download PDF versions of city, subway, or event maps and attach or drag them into a note
Save them directly to Evernote using an online, planning tool such as MapClipper.
Keep score in an offline note: Want to track daily soccer (more commonly known in Brazil as ‘futebol’ and pronounced as ‘footy-bowl’) results, but have limited access to cellular data? Save this futebol leaderboard note to your account in an offline notebook so you can refer to it even when you don’t have an internet connection.
Capture city sights and sounds: Planning to take a city sightseeing tour? Alongside highlight photos, add interesting facts you’ve jotted down and audio recordings, such as the captivating sounds of Capoeira.