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Rio de Janeiro

Churrasco & Family Reunion

On Saturday, we all got together at Tania, Joaquim and Raquel's house for a traditional BBQ, or churrasco. They had worried about …

Corcovado & Cristo Redentor

Sitting on (we think) the highest point of Rio, Cristo Redentor casts his arm and view over the city in a spectactular …

Pão de Açúcar

We took the bus to the Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) – one of the “must do's' in Rio. You start …

Bus Transit in Rio

We are happy to report that we took only buses in Rio or walked to get around. We also took the Metro …

Pobrecito Lunch

As I mentioned we put ourselves on a $50 USD per day, total for both of us, budget during this trip. We …

Beach Vendors Observed

Our first day in Brasil, of course we went to the beach. We are staying in the middle of Copacabana in a …

Downtown Rio: Lapa

Just some photos of interesting architecture in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The above is the Cathedral. Fernando told me it is modeled …