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Friday in Rio

Our final morning in Rio we rode to the top of another high hill.  This time we rode a cog train to Corcovado, the mountain close to Sugarloaf but slightly smaller.  At the top stands the world’s fifth largest statue of Christ, towering at 130 feet.  That was one tall Jesus.

The view was great, but not as amazing as the previous evening’s view from Sugarloaf.

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After one last delicious lunch, we retrieved our bags from the hotel and made our way to the airport for our overnight flight back to Houston.

There is no line at immigration if you arrive at the Houston airport at 5:00 AM.  FYI.

I really loved my visit to Rio de Janeiro.  If you ever get the opportunity to go, do it.  And while you are there, order the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha.  You’ll be glad you did.

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