Weekend in Rio!

Last weekend, a couple of my friends and I took time to visit Rio de Janeiro! We spent six hours on a freezing bus, but it was all worth it. My favorite part was the Escalera de Selaron, the famous stairs in Rio:

My favorite piece of the stairs in Rio

Me at the stairs, shining, because I love Rio!

We were also able to see Christ the Redeemer which was a super cool experience; it was so packed, but so worth it!

The view from the top of Christ the Redeemer

We ended our short weekend trip with some much needed relaxation at Copacabana Beach. I was sad to leave, but am luckily returning with my sister at the end of my program. I can’t wait to go back and experience Rio again (and this time with my sister!) So far I’ve seen three beautiful parts of Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio, and Barra du Turvo), and I hope that my future will allow me to see more of this huge country with so much to offer.

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