By Sarah Bultema Freeman, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Life in Rio de Janeiro may seem like nonstop action, which can leave even the most die-hard Carioca craving a slower pace. Yet those looking for some R&R need look no farther than across the bay to Niterói. Notably quieter than its raucous neighbor, Niterói has a laid back culture all its own. And there’s no better way to get a taste of the easy-going . . .