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... are pretty sad looking. Square concrete blocks all stacked on top of each other. We went through a few tunnels that were built under the massive mountains that make up Rio. After we drove through maybe 3 of them the scenery began to change. The streets were clean, the people were modern, people were exercising with iPhones and it was beautiful. The streets are lined with exotic looking trees, with amazing boutique shops, the building and housing are glam and gothic. Old ...
... Mt. Corcovado is capped with a 130-foot (40m) tall statue named "Christ the Redeemer."
The Seven Natural Wonders of the World
1) Victoria Falls – Just seen
2) Harbor of Rio de Janeiro – Here Now
3) Great Barrier Reef – Seen
... make a little bit of money from tourists which will allow them to buy some sweets or games. The guide explained that out of the last 25 national team players 80% grew up in favelas, the only way out was football. Past stars Ronaldo and Romario both grew up in a Favela in Rio and the current star Neymar is from a Favela in Sào Paulo. Football was their life and it's all they did day in day out. We also visited a second house in the favela and ...
... bars. We made a point of having
a beer at one of them – the guides said the residents of all the Favelas used
in tours can get a bit angry that they see no profit from the tourists that
walk through them, which is fair enough really, so we all tried to spend a bit
of cash. Quite cool to have a beer in a Favela too we thought!
This particular Favela had a bizarre affiliation with
Michael Jackson – he filmed the video to ‘They ...
... the only problem was I had to do it without music as I don't want to be mugged. At the end of the beach was a path that led around a massive rock. I walked down this path and you got a great view of the beach. You can see the whole curve and all the thousands of beach goers. While admiring the view I accidentally caught my first view of the big Jesus, the Christ the Redeemer. I hadn't noticed it before as you can't ...