Day 1 = 2 of my 5 ticks done!

Trip Start Dec 07, 2010
Trip End Jan 14, 2011

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Flag of Brazil  , Rio de Janeiro,
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Summary of my 5 ticks that I now want to achieve in my 2 probably action packed days in Rio - not the 3 days as originally planned !

1) See Christ the Redeemer or locally known as Corcovado (cloud permitting).

2) See Rio sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf (sun obliging).

3) Go for a trolley ride to St Theresa, go inside the Metropolitan Cathedral and find the famous Lapa St tiled steps.

4) Go for a swim at Copacabana Beach (wind settled).

5) Visit a favella /slum (time permitting).

The story and full set of photos has been written in the separate entries for each part of the journey but here are some day 1 highlight photos as uploaded on the trip.

1) Pre breakfast hour's walk along Copacabana Beach towards Arpoador and then Ipanema Beach.

2) Metropolitan Cathedral.

3) Trolley ride to St Theresa.

4) Lapa St mosaic tiled steps. That Escadaria himself in the photo painting ... read what he paints now!!!!! when I write up this blog!

5) Sugar Loaf.

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Gloria on

No idea why message went before I meant it too. Will love keeping up with your travels

Rosie on

Really great photos Bruce! They are making me want to get on a plane to Rio and check it out for myself!

Lee Furness on

Lovely photos, so much colour and vibrancy. The girl from Ipanema did look like she needed to have used sun protection a long time ago. Have a great trip and stay safe. Lee

Les Bouterey on

Bruce - Brilliant pics, fantastic place and you have only just started. Look forward to further days of new entries.

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