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 22, 2008 – It doesn’t matter if the weather is bad in Rio de Janeiro. There is always something entertaining to do in this vibrant city. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate this morning for the hang gliding. We were scheduled to hang glide from 1,700 […]
Friday – November 21, 2008 – It’s impossible not to wake up excited about the day in Rio de Janeiro. There’s a reason they call this “A Cidade Maravilhosa” – the Marvelous City! After waking up, Jeff and I headed downstairs for our complimentary Brazilian breakfast. We had a tour […]
Thursday – November 20, 2008 – After falling asleep over Suriname last night, I woke up this morning over south central Brazil. I slept about five hours on my Delta flight before breakfast time. After a Brazilian breakfast, Jeff and I filled out our immigration cards and suddenly […]