There is no greater word to describe Cristo Redentor than iconic. The soapstone statue of Christ gracefully extends his arms atop Corcovado mountain welcoming all visitors to Rio de Janeiro below. Most people focus on taking a selfie with the statue — it’s absolutely a bucket-list photo — or […]
Ask any jet setter about what they think are the world’s prettiest cities, and it’s almost certain Rio de Janeiro will make their top five. Rio de Janeiro, “a cidade maravilhosa,” is indeed the marvelous city. No superlatives can adequately describe the city’s stunning natural beauty along the […]
Watch some rough video from Brazil as I explore Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon and Foz do Iguaçu.
Saturday – November 29, 2008 – We woke up in Iguazu for the last time and ate breakfast before checking out of the hotel. We hated to leave, but all good trips must eventually come to an end. Jeff and I went down to the souvenir shops of […]
Thursday – November 27, 2008 – In the early morning hours, our TAM flight landed in Foz do Iguaçu around 1:45 a.m. Jeff and I collected our luggage and looked for our pre-booked transfer. Our driver, Marco, was Paraguayan and took us to his car. We loaded up […]
Wednesday – November 26, 2008 – This morning we reluctantly had to say goodbye to the Amazon. After breakfast, we checked out of the hotel. We said goodbye to Alan and gave him his tip. He remarked earlier in the trip that he liked my lightweight and water […]
Tuesday – November 25, 2008 – This morning after our Brazilian continental breakfast, we had the morning free. Jeff and I decided to explore the several miles of boardwalks. One scientific platform high above us (many platforms above us) offered a great view above the canopy. Since we […]