On our very last day we packed in anything and everything we could! Of course we had to start our day at Cafeina, with fresh OJ, fresh papaya, bread, cheese, turkey, and honey & jam! And then we spent the rest of the day venturing up to the Cristo. WOW. Words can't describe how amazing that statue is – and the view of Rio was spectacular!! At 130 feet tall, the Cristo is a religious icon for Christianity as well as a cultural icon for Brazil. His open arms represent peace, but originally the plan was to have a globe in one hand and a cross in other. At the bottom of the statue, there was a beautiful little chapel. Photos were not permitted, but I will tell you, it was small yet wonderful!
I had to end with one of my favorite snacks (while in Brazil) from BB Launches, a little Suco Bar on Joe's street. Pastel de carne, somewhat like a beef empanada, but there's a small surprise in it... half of a hard boiled egg! Call me crazy, but they're delicious and I guess you'll just have to try for yourself! Oh yeah, and of course I couldn't leave with out fresh acai and granola.
Brazil, I miss you dearly!