After spending a nice Saturday afternoon at his colleague’s house on his very first day in Rio, he proceeded for the Christ-the-redeemer statue. It was a beautifully pleasant day. Important; the exquisite view from Corcovado, the mountain atop which the statue stands, is greatly dependent on weather.
For the most cossetting experience, he was suggested to take a cogwheel train through the Tijuca Rain Forest. However, all train tickets were already sold for the day. Next. Optimum choice. He shared a cab up the mountain with a Swedish couple. Lack of common language never impedes conversation!
Cristo Redentor is magnificent and divine. He was left speechless by its grandeur. Overlooking the city of Rio, it is one of the most imposing structures that he’d come across. The placid expression on the face of Cristo provides an oasis of calm in this otherwise vibrant city. The stretched out arms welcome even the non-believers. The incredible vantage point offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Rio. One of his best travel experiences. Fittingly, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.