“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.
Strangely enough, it is not that big - only 38 metres high - but it is still impressive.
The Corcovado draws crowds, not just to see the statue, but also for the magnificant views.
The Surgar Loaf is also a popular attraction.
You get to the top by riding the cable car.
The famous beach of Copacabana and the concrete jungle behind it.
Ipanema beach is the same.