Some think ‘Christ the Redeemer’ is the star of Rio de Janeiro. He’s quite impressive, standing 120 feet tall, with a 75-foot arm span. And the Portugese culture and all of the color everywhere is beautiful.
But to me, the ‘showstoppers’ are Cocacabana and Ipanema. Both of Rio’s two legendary beaches provide some of the best people watching anywhere. They stroll ‘en mass’ at the shoreline, and on the granite mosaic black-and-white promenades.
Some people question whether Rio will be ready for the Summer Olympics in August. I know that its people will! All along the beaches you see them working-out and playing their sports.
I’m happy that, after icebergs and waterfalls, my last stop was ‘summer at the beach’, before I return to winter at mine.