The Cristo Redentor statue that overlooks the city from the top of 700 metre tall Corcovado Mountain, is as synonymous with Rio de Janeiro as Gisele, Copacabana and Carnivale.
After a rather chaotic arrival in Rio, where we missed our bus stop and had to backtrack on another local bus (damn that Portuguese!), we finally made it to our first Air BnB rental of the trip - a private
"He spent 2 years in jail for that drawing," E tells us, as I snap a picture of some graffiti on the wall.
Bomb Scares and Air Raid Sirens: Traveling in Israel Amidst Escalating Military Tensions
Our border crossing from Aqaba in Jordan to Eilat in Israel goes smoothly, but as Canadians, it's still the most challenging one we've endured.
Make no mistake about it. Brazilians are not all the same. In fact, there's a huge rivalry between the Cariocas of Rio and the Paulistas of Sao Paulo, with both factions believing that they have the best city in all