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Day 14 - Redemption

Dean's last day with us - then there were 5


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Dean headed back to Salvador early in the morning for his departure tomorrow. Even though there are knock out games today, we wanted to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, so we had to take the time could get, which was during the first game.
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We wanted to get there in plenty of time, so we had some minutes to kill waiting for our trip up.
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The train ride was quite interesting, through neighborhoods, forests, up the mountain side. A couple of stops along the way, for the trains to pass each other on the way up/down.
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The views from the top were quite astonishing - not only of the statue, but also of the surrounding city.
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The five of us packed into a single taxi to get back -
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We are surprised that almost everything near our hotel is closed. The best we can determine, it is because there is a game match here in RIO today (so it is a holiday - and maybe many of the people are working the game or attending it). We did find "Pizzalandia" open, no customers, we headed in with some reserve...
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The food was great and they had some Brazilian craft beers as well. Along with a big screen TV, it was a great place!

And today was a great day for me personally - no illness at all! Hopefully, I'm done with that...

Posted by wc2006 12:39 Archived in Brazil

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