The fish was this big
Trip Start Feb 02, 2013
41Trip End Mar 25, 2013
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We mooched around until the bus arrived to take us to see Christ the Redeemer.
This is such an iconic structure and the image is everywhere. It is pretty impressive when you get there and for some it is totally overwelming. One girl was sobbing - and her young boyfriend simply held and consoled her. There were also quite a few snogging couples around the place. So for some the proximity of redemption causes grief and for others it makes them a bit frisky... I don't know. It is the largest piece of Art Deco in the world. That's a bit special.
We also went past the SambaDrome where we will watch Carnival tomorrow night. It seats 85 thousand - yep, you read it right - eighty- five thousand!!! and fills up every night for a week. The change in Rio since yesterday is astounding. From a sort of lay back place yesterday to crazy crowds today. Mind you, I think there would have been a thousand people dancing with us on the streets last night, so it's not that quiet when it is quiet.
After we stood at the feet of Jesus we went and gorged ourselves on a Brazilian barbeque. The tradition is that if you eat meat, they just keep bringing it until you stop eating. If you want salad you actually have leave your chair but if you're a happy carnivore, just sit and be served. We have all been walking a little slower since lunch!
This afternoon we were back on the roof but this time in togs and in the pool, beers in hand. Helen kept drinking caipirinhas - the drink that is a great Brazilian tradition with rum and lime. Take one lime and a little ice, fill glass with rum, shake (not stirred), drink. Apparently after four you are able to speak Portuguese fluently.