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!