Hippie Market
Brazil

Hippie Market

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] On the last day of our stay in Rio de Janeiro, we went to the Hippie Market in Praca General Osorio in Ipanema first. This was my last chance to buy souvenirs. We left our hotel at around 9 am by taxi to get there directly. But we were a bit too …

Sunset at Ipanema
Brazil

Sunset at Ipanema

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] In the evening, we went out to the famous Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro to see the sunset. On Ipanema beach, if you stand facing the sea, you can see a cape far on your left. Here is the special place to see the sunset, apparently. I could see that many …

In Niteroi
Brazil

In Niteroi

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] From Rio de Janeiro, we took a commuter ferry to Niteroi. After that, we took a local bus to the famous contemporary museum. By the way, we got on the bus from the front door and paid to the driver and found that there was a gate to the seating area. I …

Visiting the theatre
Brazil

Visiting the theatre

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro is situated in the square called Cinelandia where there used to be many cinemas. When we were there, the theatre was not showing any performaces because of the summer holiday, but we could join the tour of the theatre. This theatre was built in 1905, …

Cathedral with the modern design
Brazil

Cathedral with the modern design

Miranda

[ Jun.2016 ] Apparenly Brazil has got the largest number of Catholic believers. I was surprised to see the cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest cities in the country was very modern. It was built between 1964 and 1979. The building was designed based on a Mayan pyramid and I could see …

Lovely staircase
Brazil

Lovely staircase

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] This staircase in the photo is the Selaron Steps in Rio de Janeiro. A Chilean artist, Jorge Selaron who came to live in Rio in 1983 loved the city and started putting tiles on the stairs in front of his house in 1990. Earlier in our tour, we saw some colourful steps …

From Sugarloaf Mountain
Brazil

From Sugarloaf Mountain

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] On the second day of our stay in Rio de Janeiro, we went up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain early in the morning. We took two cable cars to get there. Maybe because it was early, it was not so crowded and we could relax and enjoy the view. I could …

At night
Brazil

At night

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] On the first night in Rio de Janeiro, we went to a night club where our tour leader booked for us. It was called Rio Scenarium and it seemed a famous place which was listed in our guide book. They gave us one of the best tables which was just next to …

Symbol of Brazil
Brazil

Symbol of Brazil

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The first place we visited in Rio de Janeiro was Colcovado mountain where the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer is situated. This statue is the symbol of Brazil. The mountain is 700m high and we took the red mountain train to get there. On the way, we saw some big fruits. …

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