Today we finally had a beach day! The weather wasn’t quite what I would have liked it to be but it was sunny and there was no rain so I won’t complain!
We spent the day visiting two of the most famous beaches in Rio and the world, Ipanema and Copacabana! The water was an amazing temperature and the beach gave us a beautiful view and scenery.
While on one of the beaches I got try try coconut water for the first time, and it was fresh straight from the coconut and it was pretty good!
Also while at the beach we were looking for a place to eat and stumbled across a restaurant that immediately caught my attention for obvious reasons…
Our last stop before going home was a display of the United Nations Buddy Bears. Giant bears decorated by over 140 nations displayed together to demonstrate unity. How fitting since the Golden Bears were there for a visit! Here I am with the bears from Brazil and Spain!
While I didn’t quite get the tan I was hoping for, I still get to say I swam in the ocean…..AT THE COPA, COPACABANA!!
I can certainly say I am exhausted after day 2 in Rio after climbing two mountains. Well, the train and cable car we took climbed the mountains but there were still stairs involved!
The first mountain was the famous Corcovado mountain! While most may not be familiar with Corcovado, they are certainly familiar with the figure that sits atop it, the iconic Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) or as I like to call him, Giant Jesus! If you’ve ever seen a movie that even mentions Brazil you’ve seen this giant statue and I got to see it up close and personal!
Being up there was nothing short of amazing, after the fog cleared of course. And once it did we had amazing views of all of Rio!
Even up here soccer reigned supreme as chants broke out all over the place from the fans of Colombia, Algeria and the US! Then shortly after everyone would join together for a group pic, because even though we all want our team to win, we are also here to celebrate soccer and just have an amazing experience!
Then, as if this view wasn’t beautiful enough we then made our way to the top of Sugarloaf mountain for even more amazing sights, especially with the fog completely gone! Just check out this pic of the famous Copacabana (which I will be visiting later this week)
Yesterday I got to experience the beauty of the World Cup and today I got to witness the beauty of Rio and see why it is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world! This trip gets better everyday!!