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April 17 -RIO de JANEIRO, BRAZIL

sunny 90 °F
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At noon we sailed into unforgettable Rio de Janeiro.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain juts up 1300 feet.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain at 2400 feet. The statue is 130 feet high.

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It was the Friday afternoon before a long holiday weekend (but not Massachusetts' Patriots Day) and the streets were jammed as the Cariocas (Rio's residents) headed out of the city on vacation.

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Beautiful Copacabana Beach was emptier than usual, but it would be filled on Saturday.

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That evening on the ship we enjoyed a Samba show performed by local performers.

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Posted by Swenigale 13:55 Archived in Brazil

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