JW Marriott Hotel
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Yesterday we arrived in Rio and as we were deboarding the plane I started chatting with a gentleman from Lafayette who travels to Rio quite often. He was very worried about us and kept telling us how dangerous Rio was and how not to accept any offers for rides, go out after dark, etc--then I asked how we should get to the Marriott Copacabana and he …
Tamara´s report...The days are all starting to run together already- bliss! A couple of days ago we spent the better part of the morning planning how we would get to the farm by Feb 1 and still see stuff along the way. We had wanted to take the bus from Rio to Iguazu Falls, to Buenos Aires, to Mendoza. Well, those trips alone are over 60 hours in …
We left the hotel bright and early at 8AM. Our first stop was up Corcovado Hill to view the Christ Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Christ statue was really impressive and detailed. There was even a church service held there right at the base of the statue.
Today was our first leisurely day. I woke up about 8:30AM and a little later went to lay out on Copacabana Beach for a few hours. I enjoyed that "reality show" whenever I wasnt dozing off.
At 2PM we took our final tour. We took two cable cars to the summit of Sugarload …
Went to Ipanema around noon with my parents. We walked around the streets to see some of the stores. Afterwards, we sat out on the famous Ipanema Beach.
At midnight we left on a plane back home.