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... the steps although they are very beautiful ignorant people feed them so they are a little too tame for my liking
We also took the cable car up sugar loaf mountain. Worth the visit for great views to fully appreciate the scale of the city. It was 38 degrees that day and with not much shade up there we decided to head back down and resume the position of beach bum on Copacabana beach. Beach chairs tick, beers tick, beautiful ...
Arrived safely in a balmy Rio airport after 12h flight from LHR. Touchdown was 20 min ahead of schedule but of course we had to wait on the taxiway for another plane to clear our assigned gate - so all that time and more was lost. Immigration clearance was very ...
... our first opportunity to enjoy some caipirinhas too - something we took every advantage of over the next 3 days.
We didn't have any specific plans for Rio so spent the next 3 days wandering around various areas and enjoying the sun, sea, sand and food. We went up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, which was rammed full of tourists trying to take selfies with Jesus from all angles - very strange! We wandered along Copacabana beach ...
... an OAT representative met me at the airport and got me checked into the hotel.
I took my time getting settled in and put out clothes for the three days in town before leaving for Salvador.
Linda Trahan arrived several hours later and we went with the group to change money and eat at a local "kilo" restaurant, a buffet where one pays by the kilo.
In the afternoon, we met ...
... and then another up the mountain - we opted for the bus instead of the train so we could stop at the viewpoint along the way - definitely worth it and the best part of the day for me! It gave you a completely different view than from Sugarloaf so worth doing a trip up both. We continued onto Christ the Redeemer and it really is huge when you get up close and the detail on it is incredible - a lot that you can't pick up on camera! We didn't spend too ...