Rio de Janeiro

“I’ve been to cities that never close down, from New York to Rio and old London town.” The most famous city in South America, Rio is a place of contrast. A playground for the rich, and a town full of poverty and crime. Religious and hedonistic.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands high over Rio de Janeiro.

Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor

Strangely enough, it is not that big - only 38 metres high - but it is still impressive.

Cristo Redentor
Christ the Redeemer

The Corcovado draws crowds, not just to see the statue, but also for the magnificant views.

Corcovado crowds
View from the Corcovado

The Surgar Loaf is also a popular attraction.

Sugar loaf
Sugar Loaf

You get to the top by riding the cable car.

Sugar Loaf
Cable car to the Sugar Loaf

The famous beach of Copacabana and the concrete jungle behind it.

Copacabana
Copacabana

Ipanema beach is the same.

Ipanema
Ipanema
Sunset over Rio
Sunset from the Sugar Loaf looking towards Corcovado