When in Rio you simply don’t miss seeing Christ the redeemer. We woke up early in order to avoid the crowds and made our crusade to the top of the mountain… Let me tell you, it is a lot of queing! At the ticket office the view was sold as non existant as Jesus was taking a break in the clouds. Luckily an amazing view was waiting for us and the Christ welcomed us with open arms.
After a sweaty day we decided to cool off at Ipanema which is actually a far nicer beach than Copacabana. Unfortunately for us swimming was prohibited due to strong waves, but we got to dip our toes and enjoy the sun for a bit. We managed escaping before getting our white butts fried.
Before leaving Rio we jumped into the pitoresque little tram of the city. A short ride between the beautiful Santa Theresa and the cosmopolitan center.