Day by Day 2009 to Brazil
Katia shows us to Sugar Loaf Mountain at the end of the Day in Rio de Janeiro. Our personal tour guide
Touring Sugar Loaf, she was our gracious host for three days in the Beautiful City
July 13, 2009
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Katia spent the whole day with us then took us to Barra the next day
We started out the day on Corcovada, had lunch with Katia and then off to Sugar Loaf. Katia helped us take the photos, and went with us to all of the attractions.
The got to Sugar loaf after 3 pm. Helton and Gary were terrified taking the cable car up the mountain. We enjoyed the view so long we stayed into the night, closing time. We "lost" Katia for a while, she had decended the mountain thinking we had too. We searched the two levels of the attraction for over an hours before we "found" Katia.
Sherri had the most enjoyable time chasing the monkeys around the highest lever of Sugar Loaf. There is a postage stamp sized tropical forrest at the top
The cable car to the summit is in two stages. The top most level has the best view but the lower level gave us an introduction to the beautiful city that is Rio de Janeiro
We enjoyed the beach, and the park at the foot of Sugar Loaf, Pão de Açúcar. Literally bread (loaf) of sugar
The parking lot for the attraction is at Praia Vermelha, the Red Beach. We lingered in the park by the mountains, watched mountain climbers scale the mountain and enjoyed the beach. We were in Rio during its winter month of July and the wind on the beach made it too cool for swimming.
Katia is Muscio's neice. She and her boy friend stayed with us in New York a few years before we visit Brazil in 2009
Our tavel log in photos
Pão de Açúcar, Rio, guests, American, USA, Durand, Helton, Sugar Loaf, Dennis, Katia, Helton, Sherri
Photographed with Panasonic DMC-FZ7 digital and Canon PowerShot A1000 IS cameras