Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... was not happy about! He turned away, waving his hand and shouting no until Rob had done his trousers back up, then said again 'show me'. This went on a few times until eventually rob managed to slide the pocket out without undoing his button! We had a bit of time before our flight so didn't mind too much. I told Rob it was his beard that made us look suspicious.
The flight to Rio was pretty uneventful. We watched 12 years a slave, picked at some worse than awful plane ...
... He showed me a famous Aussie rock band, Violent Soho, who have a song which has a chorus where they chant 'yeah'. Every time it was played Storm would jump up and down and shout along which I will be doing every time from now on.
I got really lucky a couple of days before leaving as Gravity, the highest quality company to do cycling tours along the death road, were opening a new route through a 400 meter deep canyon and they invited lots ...
... it. We find a taxi going the other direction, and after confirming she understands Davids Spanish, head to the Parque. Wasted a good 30 minutes, but eventually we get there.
We arrive and wander around a bit until we find the beginning of the trail. The guards ask us if we have enough water, cause we will need it. After registering to go up, we start up. The path is easy to follow, once we eventually find it, and when in doubt, just go up. ...
Traffic here is chaotic, so early start essential to beat the crowds. First stop Christ the Redeemer. The statue sits on the hill of Corcovado(hunchback). To reach it you have to go by cog train which first ran in 1910 an amazing bit of engineering, up the very steep hillside, 710mts, through lush forest. Christ can be seen from all over the city and is lit at night so pretty spectacular. When you reach the summit the view is stunning of the city below but Christ towers above ...
... thongs/g-strings, and all shapes and sizes wear them. It's good that they're all so confident of their bodies!
I had a great time in Rio, which was further enhanced by the presence of Carnival; I love this city and country!
And so the time came to bid farewell to South America and my trip as a whole. I have had the best 9 months of my life, seen so many amazing places around the world and met fantastic people along the way.
England, I'm coming ...
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