Day 1: Rather grey Rio

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Today started at about 3 in the morning with a spell of frustration and minor panic when we realised that after all the weeks of waiting and careful planning we managed to leave our Yellow Fever certificates behind (Durgh!). Not that it was a problem when we arrived, but may be an issue when we reach Peru, amazing sister of mine has found scanned and emailed them. What a star!

Anyway, on with the day…. An organised day trip of Rio

It’s been mostly grey but dry, so slightly disappointing but we do come back here at the end!

We visited downtown Rio including site of Carnival and a modern cathedral.

Then two cable cars up to a misty Sugar Loaf mountain.

After lunch we caught a glimpse of the statue of Christ, who’d been bashfully hiding behind a curtain of cloud all day.
As we ascended the Corcovado in the funicular train, the mist rolled back.
Left us (well me, anyway)imagining what witnessing the Ascension of Christ to the clouds of heaven,would have been like!

Off to the Amazon tomorrow!



6 thoughts on “Day 1: Rather grey Rio

  1. Aspin says:

    Wow – get what you mean about Ascencion. Watching and following you around then. Avoid yellow bugs. J

  2. David Bassett says:

    The Christ statue is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue in the world. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.[1] It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain.

  3. Adrianne Hayes says:

    Wonderful !!

  4. Nathalie says:

    Caroline!!! After she said you were such a good sister!

    Val you should have taken the previous photographer with you 😉

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