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  • Day12

    Corcovado und Straßenkarneval

    March 1 in Brazil ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    Der Corcovado, das Wahrzeichen Rio's erhebt seine Arme 750 Meter über der Stadt.
    Von fast allen Stadtteilen zu sehen und ein Mustdoo für Rio Besucher, also auch für uns.
    Ob man klare Sicht hat, ist reines Glücksspiel aber ein paar Blicke auf die Stadt wurden uns gewehrt.

    Und dann kommt da der Karneval...
    Ab dem 1.3. Beginnt in Rio der Ausnahmezustand!
    Aus allen Stadtteilen dröhnen Bässe, Instrumente und Geschrei von den Paraden die mit bis zu einer Millionen Teilnehmern durch die Straßen ziehen.
    Die Verkleidung ist dabei ein ganz wichtiges Thema! Wenn die Frage aufkommt was trägt man? Hasenohren oder Teufelshörner auf dem Kopf, denn sonst wäre man ja ganz nackt...

    An sich sollte man es sich mal selber anschauen, denn in Worte ist der Wahnsinn nicht zu verpacken.🙉🙊🙈
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  • Day3

    Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil

    March 28, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Hier nous sommes allés voir le " Christ Rédempteur", (la grande statue au dessus de Rio). Au début il y avait du brouillard : on ne voyait que les pieds et on distinguait à peine la silhouette de la statue. Tout à coup le brouillard est parti et tout le monde a canardé la statue de photos. Et le brouillard est revenu puis il est reparti puis il est revenu etc etc... À un moment nous nous sommes lassés de regarder la statue. Alors on a regardé la vue mais on ne voyait pas beaucoup donc nous sommes redescendus.


    Au 17 ème siècle le Brésil a commencé à se lancer dans le marché de l'esclavage. Il y a eu plusieurs millions d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants venant d'Afrique qui sont venus travailler dans les plantations de cannes à sucre ou dans les mines. C'est le dernier pays qui a aboli l'esclavage​ en 1888. 


    NB: Rio est une ville très métissée (Afrique, Europe. Natifs d'Amérique).
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  • Day60


    January 28, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 75 °F

    We hiked up to Christ the Redeemer, but there were too many clouds for us to be able to see it! We're thoroughly enjoying Brazil so far (Nick particularly loves bodysurfing in the waves off the Copacabana, despite the sunburn), but the heat in Rio de Janeiro is really getting to us both. We are looking forward to the sea breeze and higher latitude (and thus lower temperatures) of Valparaiso, Chile next week!

    Edited later to add: whew! The downhill was rough! It was raining pretty steadily and instead of mud on the descent (which we probably could've handled better), it was basically hard clay and rock face. Anyway, we made it, and it was fun! On the way down we also got to see some decent views of the city. During the hike we saw monkeys, a beautiful blue butterfly, an awesomely hairy caterpillar, little copper frogs, birds, and lots of ants of course.
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  • Day6

    Rio day 4- Christ the redeemer

    February 24, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today we caught a shuttle bus service up to see Christ the Redeemer. We arrived around 11 and it was already crowded around the base of the statue. People cram in for the best selfie shot , even lying on the ground. It took away a little of the spectacle of such a great monument. I think it might be better to admire from afar.

    We chilled at the hostel courtyard for the rest of the day meeting others and eating Chef Richards concoctions. He has been a lifesaver easing us into travelling by cooking meals for next to nothing for all the hostel. We popped out to have a look around the Urugayan market for Carnaval outfits. There were streets upon streets of stalls and shops selling all sorts! Our outfits chosen - a pirate and a flower fairy countdown to the lapa blocos began.
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  • Day3

    Day 2 Rio - Christ the Redeemer

    April 5, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Today we went to see the big man himself Christ the Redeemer. It was a perfect sunny day with not a cloud in the sky so the views over Rio were incredible. Unfortunately due to technical difficulties and a slight school boy error we have very few photos although we did manage to get a couple before it died.

    We finished the afternoon off with a trip to Ipanema beach, which is just next to Copacabana, to make a start on the tan (we were definitely the palest gringos on the entire beach!)
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  • Day126

    Day 126: Mais que nada

    November 23, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    More than anything or more than nothing, in both ways it feels like the world trip is at an end. Only there is more than nothing left, I am just going in the direction of home 😉. I have done so much in the last months and in Rio I did so many things yesterday that today was going to be more relaxed. I planned the busy day because I knew the weather was going to change and it had. Clouds everywhere and they covered all the nice peaks and views. There were some drops but not to stay inside for. So after breakfast and some exploration from the rooftop to see if there was some clear sky (not really) I went to the beachfront and walked to the Military fort to see what history they had to show. The view was good on Copacobana also so worth the walk. When I was back near my hotel I did some more workouts on the beach and on a home trainer. After the neccesary shower it was time to try and find some food and a place where they dance samba. The food was easy, the burgers at the yellow M are easy to find, buy and digest 😉. The Samba was harder, I went to Bip Bip for some local live music but I was to early. Mas que nada came on my path and was starting up and this was really nice because more people came in but all seem to now each other and played allong is this group that produced brazilian samba sounds. Very nice, though even in this place were the music was right for it nobody danced the Samba 😯. I left after a while and passed allong Bip Bip again and that looked like an older people gathering sitting outside with no movement at all except the musicians inside 😉. This meant bed time for me ;-).Read more

  • Day108

    Rio de Janeiro - Cristo Redentor

    December 12, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    The Christ the Redeemer statue is 30m tall, not including its 8m pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres wide. It is the second largest statue of Christ in the world and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Standing on a peak over 710m above sea level, Christ the Redeemer is famous for its amazing view over the city of Rio de Janeiro.Read more

  • Day2

    Christo der Erlöser

    August 18 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Um das schöne Wetter an diesem Wintertag voll auszukosten ging es für uns direkt weiter zum Christo den Erlöser. Unser Plan war es, vor Sonnenuntergang dort zu sein, um dann beide Aussichten genießen zu können. Und wir hatten Glück. Rio ist wirklich eine wunderschöne Stadt und von den vielen hochgelegenen Aussichtspunkten kann man die Stadt von vielen Perspektiven bewundern. Als die Sonne unterging und sich die Stadt zu unseren Füßen langsam in ein Meer aus Lichtern verwandelte, war für uns klar, dass es nicht unser letztes Mal in Rio war, es gibt noch so viel mehr zu erkunden.Read more

  • Day3

    Cristo Redentor

    April 22, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Up and out early to go to one of Rio's main tourist attractions - 'Christ' as he's known around here. Hair-rising van ride up seemingly vertical streets. Already blazing hot and full of people by 9 AM. Some folk were lying on the floor to take their photos so you have to step over them.

    Views were fantastic. Rio is huge and buildings spread across almost every undulating surface. We also were extremely lucky to have a relatively clear day. Could only tolerate about half an hour of the people though and headed back to Copacabana for a coffee.Read more

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