Rio de Janeiro is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, and no visit to this bustling metropolis would be complete without a trip to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. This stunning monument is located on top of Corcovado Mountain, which towers over the city at a height of 710 meters above sea level. And oh yes, like the picture above: it is a tourist hotspot!
After waking up late in our comfy bed, we went for a look out to brunch before a beach day.
We found this buffet where you pay per 100 gram, they had a lot of locals eating there and local dishes, so we gave it a shot. Was good!
After that we went to the beach in front of our hotel, we have an hotel at Copacabana beach for a reason.
We rented two chairs and an umbrella (all 10 real per piece for the day) and drank a few Caipirinhas for 10 per piece. They sell everything on the beach, fresh shrimp, drinks, towels, massages, heck even barbecue in front of you or make you a fresh cocktail!
After a few hours we headed back because the sun was gone, to the 15th floor of our hotel. Roof top pool with amazing view over the beach!
After shower we went to another local food place to have a meal for 14 reals, which was tasty. We headed back to the boulevard. Sam braided her hair, and we found a beach bar with an amazing live act. Guy with a guitar singing all the classics. After that the music went similar to our latin playlist with three dancers getting everyone to move. Great vibe! Got the love the vibrant boulevard of Copacabana!
Last day of our trip sadly. But flight is at 10 pm so a whole day of relaxing is still on the tab. After a few hours of beach and swimming pool we took our flight back to Amsterdam :-(.
Waking up at the X-rated motel with our clothes getting dried everywhere in the room from the wash of yesterday, we quickly packed up got an Uber (legal in Brazil, different than the other latin countries we visited) and caught our flight to Rio de Janeiro at 8;35 AM in the morning.
During the flight we got the amazing view crossing the city of Rio, Christ the redeemer is standing tall over the city and all the landscapes looked from the sky!
Today, we planned a long day of travel and activities. Starting the day with waking up around 7:30 AM to get our stuff packed, quick breakfast at the hostel before our host Gustavo dropped us to the Argentinian border again around 8:45 AM to see the Argentinan side of Iguazu.
Gustavo brought us again, and around 10 am we arrived. We got lucky and straight away got boat ride ticket to go close to the falls. After purchasing the entrance tickets (850 pesos per person) we went to the jeep pick up, for an half hour ride towards the boat through the jungle of Iguazu. Above us a lot of big spiders while driving. If you do not like bugs, be prepare to endure them :-).
In this day I will take you along our adventures on the airport and getting just in time to see Iguazu waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Lots of travel on one day, but we made it at the end!
After our long honey moon and a site malfunction, we finally got the site back online! Fear not, new content will follow soon, focused on our South America adventure in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil!