Our voyage is over. We have finally made landfall in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. We walk around a bit to regain our land legs. To regain our stability, our troupe has decided to walk up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Apparently look like a bunch of drunks trying to scramble atop the Corcovado mountain.
The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 38 meters tall and is located atop the aforementioned Corcovado mountain, which is 700 meters high. This mountain stands amidst the Tijuca Forest, the second largest urban forest. An urban forest is a hand planted forest in which urbanites can explore “rainforest,” as Tijuca is located within the actual city. This forest stretches 32 square kilometers.
Finally, we reach the top and are treated to a bird’s eye view of the city and an up close and personal encounter with Christ…the Redeemer…Statue. Panting, we head back down and collapse into our shady motel. Our group must get a move on and head out tomorrow. Next stop…the Pantanal!