Rio - Day 2!!
Trip Start Oct 02, 2005
103Trip End Sep 28, 2006
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After lunch we went into old Rio before we headed to Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue
Fortunately we did not have to hike the 710m up to see the big guy. Pretty amazing once you do get up - really serene, I felt at peace, happy and at one with fellow man and God - infact so much so that I felt I knew wht the big guy was thinking right at that moment - "you can see my house from here"! No seriously it was pretty remarkable and an amazing sight. Surreal being there when I had only ever seen this sight on postcards and here I was! Gets your brain thinking too about the amount of work put into the 38m of Christ and the amount of peasant, immigrant and slave lives that must have been lost hawking that stone up so high!
When we got back I was a dead woman - so much so that I passed out on the sofa in the hostel - woke up sweating like a mad woman and had drooled all over my hand - homer style - mmmmm classy bird, attractive or what! Although who cares? Iīm in Rio baby!!!
Ciao, Cailin xx