Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jesus, Sun, and a Little Bit of Sugar... (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Cidade Maravilhosa...

Look at that view.  This is what puts Rio on the map as one of the most visited tourist spots in the world.  When we first arrived the rain was pouring down and we thought we would not be able to see anything during our weekend there, which would have been the biggest let down.  We didn't let a little rain stop us, though.  We decided whether or not the sun came out, we would go see what this city had to offer.

But the next day we woke up to sunshine with a smattering of clouds and we were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

As you can see, there were two main spots we centered on during this short weekend trip: Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) with its amazing views of Pao de Acucar along with Copacabana.  Although this was my second time to Rio, this was my first time making it up to stand at the feet of Jesus (or at least those of his statue).  Last time I suffered from Strep throat, making only a quick trip to Sugar Loaf possible, but barely.  This time I got to enjoy the city.  It was quick, but it was beautiful.

Our second and final night we walked down to the fort at Copacabana (as per a recommendation from April at Que Saudades) and witnessed the most amazing nighttime city view.

Oh Rio, your beauty never ceases to amazing me.  Thank you for a good weekend and may life continue to shine blessings upon you and your poeple.

And now on to our last and final stop... Ribeirao Preto!


  1. This is my absolute dream vacation spot! So so pretty! Looks like you had a great time! And how cute is the little boy in the tiny swimsuit bottoms- he's adorable!

  2. You just confirmed my need to go on a trip!

  3. awesome pics - looks like a fabulous time!

  4. You made it to my hometown! I was secretly waiting for this post!! Love love love.

  5. I think a lot of people were waiting for this post! It has been the most popular (as far as page views) so far. But I am not surprised!


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