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... and made dinner at the house.
The weather was a little nicer the next day and we hopped on the local bus and spent most of the day at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. The Garden shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora with around 6,500 species (some endangered) distributed throughout an area of 54 hectares, in addition to numerous greenhouses. There is also an important research center, which includes the ...
... a trip up to see Christ the Redeemer. Its a great tram ride through the bush to get up there, I was expecting a long wait for the tram but we just missed one and got the next one in 20 minutes. I was invited to a Jewellery factory by this lovely lady while we waited. You all know how that is supposed to turn out for them anyway, but I feigned interest and got the free gift.
At the top there where quite a few people but nothing like the crowds I was expecting. It was ...
... caveman-types through to independence and modern day, really interesting cos I didnt know anything about the history before that. Caught the bus up to Christ the Redeemer in the afternoon, I thought the views from sugar loaf were impressive but from here they were unbelievable, obviously as the statue is on an inland hill (corovocado, means hunchback in Portuguese) you get views of the entire city not just the more coastal bits, so I've taken plenty of photos to bore ...
... ones (not sure what type). The guy she was with handed me a peice of cracker so I could feed them too!
After the walk, we headed back to the view points in te for sun set. As the sun went down, the crowds grew and grew and some of the viewpoints were overflowing with people barging each other out of the way to get a good look. Luckily, Rob is a genius. He remembered a little spot we had seen on the way in and we managed to get there before anyone else had ...
... maybe nature reserve?) on the mountain but unfortunately it was just too dark! We turned around and jumped on a cable car down to the middle station, where there is a small museum about the history of Rio, and Sugarloaf in particular. We watched a couple of videos about the significance of the cable car and how it enabled the 'missing view of Rio' to be found, before heading down to the bottom. I think out of everything we did in Rio, Sugarloaf had to be my ...