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... of Lapa was really pretty too – lots of Colonial type
buildings and cobbled streets.
Thats basically it for Rio. 4
Days was enough. Unfortunately none of them were particularly sunny
days so no chance to laze on any of the massive beaches. Think we're
just a tad too early but its still around 20 degrees.
stop is the Colonial town of Paraty, 4 and a half hours south along
... bag, so they stopped us and wanted to know what it was and search our bag zip by zip. The lady was going far too slow for my patience so I started unzipping the zips and I pulled the pears out straight away to show them. They let us through and we started sprinting again to the terminal, until we got stopped at the stamp out customs (which we totally forgot about). We looked like a hot mess by this stage. So we tried to keep our cool going up to the desk for ...
... secluded by Rio standards. It was very calm and there were few people there. The sand was course and golden like brown sugar. Sugarloaf Mountain was to our left as we looked out into a little bay. Little waves were dumping onto the beach in front of us. Kori's keen eyes spotted a turtle poking its head out of the water a few metres offshore. Several dozen schoolchildren were at the top of the beach. Perhaps they too had been planning on going up to the top of the ...
... walk the last 250 steps instead of taking the lift. The mountain is 710m high and the statue 38m. It was commissioned in1922, for 100 years of independence from Portugal, started in 1927 and completed in 1931. Beautiful views from up here, but bits of fog/mist kept rolling in. Going down in the train we faced down and had to chock our knees against the seat in front to stop sliding off the seat, the slope is so great.
The last few days in Rio were a mixture of chilling on the beach and ticking off the remaining attractions still left to see. The first one was the metropolitan cathedral which is a cone shaped house of worship situated in the financial sector of Rio and the second were the Selaron steps in Lapa. A Chilean artist started covering the steps of a street in tiles which have now become a popular tourist landmark. The artist asks people to send in tiles and he'll add them onto ...