The Garota who moved from Ipanema to Copacabana. Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Before going I had a concrete idea about what to expect from Rio de Janeiro. Definitely that didn't fit to real Rio. I expected a vivid city full of tourists and caipirinhas everywhere feeding capoeira dancers, brown-skin volleyball players and smug surfers as a part of a fake background. We went out of season, that's …