Hey everyone, I’m back with more content and insight on another great place you can visit . Last year for my 34th birthday I was able to travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷 . So I’ll try to give you guys as much information as possible for your trip to Rio .
One of the first things that I was required to do upon arrival to Brazil was securing my visa. I believe that has since changed but makes sure you find out for sure before boarding your flight ✈️. It was a smooth flight from Miami , but also a long 8-hours . Make sure to grab some comfortable headphones and some entertainment if you are like me and watched all on the movies they offer on these planes.
I remember how excited I was when our flight took off from Miami, Florida . I couldn’t wait to walk the beaches of Rio and see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Once we settled in our room at the Orla Copacabana Hotel , the first thing I wanted to do was stroll the beach 🏖. I’m my opinion that was one of the best things about the Orla Hotel , it was conveniently located right on the beach. From the roof of the hotel , you had an amazing view of Copacabana Beach.
If you are into landmarks as much as I am then you know the main attraction in Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue . However I kind of had a personal tour guide since my girlfriend Tia had visited Rio before . We decided to take a day tour to some of the most popular places . First up on our tour was the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral. The cathedral was designed by Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca in a modern style based on Mayan architectural style.
Next up were the Selaron Steps. (pictured above) These world famous steps are the work of a Chilean-born artist named Jorge Selarón. If you are a big hip-hope fan then you may realize those steps from a very popular music video. World renown rapper Snoop Dogg and artist Pharrell Williams collaborated for the smash hit “Beautiful”. A significant portion of the video was shot on the steps
Next up was one of the New Seven Wonders of the world , The Christ the Redeemer Statue . This statue of Jesus Christ was built between 1922 -1931, and the statue stands 98 ft. tall. I personally had an awesome time just seeing this extraordinary work of art.
The last stop stop we made was to visit SugarLoaf Mountain ( above ). If you are afraid of heights then you may want to sit this one out . The long cable car 🚠 ride to the top of the mountain is not for the faint of heart. However if you can make it , the views of Rio are amazing from there and you are sure to love !!! Overall Rio was nothing short of amazing and I would recommend all of your to visit soon. Below I’ll leave some more of my favorite photos.