Rio de Janeiro, Brazil πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Copacabana Beach πŸ–
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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 πŸ‡§πŸ‡· . So I’ll try to give you guys as much information as possible for your trip to Rio .

Brazilian visa πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

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.

Copacabana beach was full of great sights !!!
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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 πŸ–. 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.

The view from the top of the Orla Hotel
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Orla Copacabana Hotel

Attractions πŸ—ΌπŸ—½β›°

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.

Rio De Janeiro Cathedral
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The inside of the Rio De Janeiro Cathedral
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Escadaria SelarΓ³n also known as the Selaron Steps.
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Next up were the Selaron Steps. (pictured above) These world famous steps are the work of a Chilean-born artist named Jorge SelarΓ³n. 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 β€œBeautiful”. 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.

Christ the Redeemer
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Christ the Redeemer
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Sugar Loaf Mountain
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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.

Not sure the name of this place but it is where they hold all of the major carnivals.
SugarLoaf mountain had some unique wildlife.

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