Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Famous Sidewalk at Copacabana Beach

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We had two relaxing at-sea days, after leaving Montevideo and before arriving in Rio. During those days Tahleen enjoyed the sea-water pool and deck chairs, Robert took many pictures including this one of a sunset and we both drank the special label Uruguayan wine.

On the first day at Rio we visited the small but interesting museum at the Amsterdam Sauer Gem Store in Ipanema. We were quite taken by the statues of birds, all made with Brazilian gem stones. From the Museum we walked to Ipanema Beach where Robert had a coconut milk drink and Tahleen went swimming.

The famous Christ statue on a mountain above Rio was hard to see from sea level because of the haze and humidity. So, we took the traditional tour up the Corcovado Mountain to see the Christ statue up close. The views of Rio from there were awesome.