Beaches and Bodies
Trip Start Mar 17, 2005
124Trip End Mar 13, 2006
Once arriving we headed straight up to the Cristo Redentor, the perfect photo op of Rio. After a ridiculous $15 ride per person up to statue we joined a few hundred other people trying to get the same shot as us.
People were everywhere and it was very hard to get photos without a ton of people in them with us. After two hours of shoving for the perfect shot we figured we had had enough. I picked up a Acai berry smoothie on the way in and out (I averaged around 3 or 4 of them per day....they are incredible!)
We also took a walking tour of the city and saw the huge Roman Catholic Cathedral in downtown
Of course the main sites or "sights" in Rio are the beaches and the people on the beaches. Talk about hilarious people watching. We went to Copacabana beach that stretches 2 miles long and not kidding had every inch of sand occupied by someone laying in a bikini. People on the beach come in all shapes and sizes. Most are not the same size of the women you imagine laying out at the beach in Rio. A majority of the women are quite large and unfit. We even included a photo of a woman probably 9 months pregnant in her string bikini....gotta keep up that tan for childbirth!