September 16, 2013 9:20 pm
Day 6 I would say was a complete success as we met with three different travel agencies to discuss transportation options, plans for city growth and development prior to the Olympics in 2016, excursions, accommodations and more. I’m not ready to go home yet and wish I could stay longer to continue our experience and explore all the excursions and activities Rio has to offer. There are samba school lessons, bicycle tours through town, music in the streets, beach parties, hikes to the falls, jeep tours, museums, historic sights to be seen, surfing, hang gliding, kite surfing and more. I’ve even become familiar with my favorite foods, places for coffee (no, not Starbucks), and shop owners that I frequently visit as I explore the city streets. With only two days left, it’s going to be hard to leave.Tonight one more agency meeting and then some shut eye before we awake and head to the peek of Corcovado Mountain to see Cristo Redento (Christ the Redeemer). Cristo Redento is a statue of Christ and is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue in the world. It is 98 feet tall, not including its 26 foot pedestal, and its arms stretch 92 feet wide. This experience is a must by anyone who visits Rio de Janeiro.