We slept and slept in our beautiful hotel room this morning and didn't wake up until we were ready to have an adventure. We started with a light mid-morning snack at a Padaria which serves lanches (salgados, which are salty, or doces, which are sweet). We had a couple croissant com queijo e presunto (cheese and ham) that were so delicious! We also had coxinha which is made of spiced shredded chiken baked into dough and then lightly fried. Kinda like a large dumpling. Everything was very good...we even added a couple of vitaminas to complete our breakfast treat.
After breakfast, we met a driver in front of our hotel and he drove us up to the Corcovado. The valleys around the statue were mostly visible, but there were also very low clouds that made visibility a little more difficult. This is Leme beach which is just to he North and East of Copacabana beach.
But the best part of the trip was the visit to Cristo Redentor (or Corcovado). We loved it. So beautiful. So amazingly simple in design but so very grand in scale. Here are some of our favorite shots from the day.
More to come...