Rio de Janeiro
02.07.2016 - 04.07.2016 21 °C
After 10 long hours, I have finally arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! I arrived at my hotel last night and I slept early so that I can wake up and start the day fresh! I had ordered room service and ate a quick breakfast so i can get the energy flowing and the adventures may begin. The first thing I want to do is visit the Christ the Redeemer monument that is located ontop of Corcovado mountain that overlooks the entire city of Rio. This is a very popular monument and it is very special to me, as I am a Catholic and there is nothing better than visiting one of the most popular wonders of the world! It is so huge, and so beautiful as it can be seen throughout the city! Wow! So eye catching, I just had to take a picture of this moment. Here is a picture that i took while I saw the statue! As there were many people here at this monument, I wanted to do some research on it when I got back to the hotel! I have learned that this monument was that it was built in 1922 and was completed in 1931, and is 98 feet! That is huge, and the fact that most people are Christian in this community makes me feel very welcomed as I have something in common with this beautiful city in Brazil!
As I saw the Christ the Redeemer monument yesterday, I wanted to do something different today! As the Olympics is here in Brazil, I was able to get tickets to a soccer game in Maracanã Stadium which I am very excited for! This is my first ever Olympics that I will be attending and I cannot wait to see one of Brazil's most popular sport come into action. As I have watched soccer for a few years now, I want to be able to experience a very hyped sporting event that is watched by millions of people. This is a full day event that I will be taking part in, but as I am going by myself I hope that I am able to find my way around! Here is a photo that I took when cheering on the home team!
These few days have gone by so quickly! I can't believe it is my last day in Brazil! As it is the last day I want to make the most out of it so I will be walking around the streets of Rio de Janeiro and seeing what new things I can find! As my hotel is very close to the Copacabana Beach I am going to spend my morning here looking out into the sunrise...This is a beautiful view!
if any of you have not been here, I highly suggest this wonderful beach as it is so calming to see with the wind blowing and the sunrise, you can't get enough of it!
As I walk away from the beach, I being to roam the street of Rio, and I stop at this cute neighbourhood called Santa Teresa, which I have heard is a very popular place to visit. I just had to come here with the samba music, the cute narrow streets, and the cute shops that I would not be able to find at home! Here is a photo of the streets during the day, very lively!
I am so tired from all the walking, but overall i have had such a wonderful experience from here in Brazil! It is so busy with the Olympics but I was still able to taste the culture and learn some new things as it is my first time coming to a South American country! But don't worry my journey has just started and tomorrow I will be heading towards a nearby country! See you then!