|Copocabana beach, on the day we landed.|
So we skipped the sadness that is February in London and went to Summer heat in Rio. We were there for 2.5 weeks, so I'm going to split it into 2 posts so your Internet connection can deal with all the pics!
When we did the same thing of taking a big trip to Japan I blogged about all the small details I noticed about Japan, that were new, that were not commonly known things. But this time, I wasn't keeping a notepad of such things. Instead we were travelling with a friend who knew lots about the local history which I half-absorbed, but I am so bad with names and dates, I just got a general impression. (sorry!)
Not covered in the pictures at all is that I went to a bunch of art galleries, saw a lot of Brazilian art, and developed a sudden interest in Latin American painters which I bought a book on and am still reading. Nor is the copius drinking of cairpirinias, the eating of fejoada and the playing lots of board games covered - despite being key parts of what made the trip. But what I do have is so many beautiful views, and monkeys.
|No trip is complete without visiting Corcovado and the statue of Christo de Redentor.|
|This is Parque Large - an amazing mini-rainforest, right near Andy's old home.|
|Taking a walk into the trees|
|The first time I saw monkeys!|
|Beautiful Escada de Selaron, a long series of steps completely covered in tiles.|
|We went up that cable car to the top of Sugarload Mountain.|
|where there were views|
WAIT FOR IT
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE NEEDS A BREATH TO SEE
So much spray it's like clouds are forming!
|Chilling in little swings.|
|These beautiful parrots!|