12 April 2009

Rio de Janeiro Recap

Again, if you've seen my pictures on Facebook, these will be repeats. Favorites from Rio!

We saw a samba show on our first night. So many colorful costumes and a lot of beautiful dancing, though the snotty Argentinian women on our tour detracted a bit from dinner. Haha.

Cristo Redentor: One of the "new" wonders of the world and one of the most impressive and awe-inspiring works of art I've seen.

We rode cable cars to the top of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf).

This is the view of Cristo Redentor from the top of Pão de Açúcar.

Some of the many public telephones - OI!

Stopping for a snack at one of the numerous juice bars. They had every kind of juice you could think of! I think we annoyed them by asking for the names of all the different kinds of fruit on display.

In front of the Estádio do Maracanã, the 2nd largest stadium in South America and where the Brazilian national team plays.

Rio was beautiful! Everything was so green. We had a great time relaxing and managed to navigate a country that speaks neither English nor Spanish, even occasionally understanding some Portuguese (which I am pretty proud of). All in all, a great trip. I am very much looking forward to returning to South America.

1 comment:

  1. I would do something like ask the names of the fruits, haha. Whatever, it's their job to deal with tourists; if they dislike it...they can move...???