This will be last last post that you will read about Rio de Janeiro for some time, at least on this site. Because I’ve kind of moved on from the beautiful beaches of Rio to a place with lesser tourist.
But we’ll jump to that in the next post, for now I’ll show you one of my favorite places in the city.Seated on the coastline of Rio, Sugarloaf mountain shots out of the ground looking just like a bullet. With it’s hight of 396 meter and 360 degrees panorama view, the place gives you quite the view over the city. ”The name ”Sugarloaf” was coined in the 16th century by the Portuguese during the heyday of sugar cane trade in Brazil. According to historian Vieira Fazenda, blocks of sugar were placed in conical molds made of clay to be transported on ships. The shape given by these molds was similar to the peak, hence the name.” (wikipedia)
Because we had roughly about 1,5 hour we skipped the climbing and took the cable car instead, which felt kind of odd doing without my skis or snowboard.I believe we were very lucky with our visit to the Monte Cristo earlier in the morning, since it lies on the mountain totally covered by clouds as you can see above.I took like 9-10 huge panoramas from the two tops, sadly for you I’ve not completed anyone of them. Above you can see the classic Copacabana beach shaped like a 4 km long banana. Great place, and a must visit if you’re in Rio.
For a 7 hour day tour like we did the cost is 190 reais (62-63€). The tour included the cabin car & the monte cristo (53 + 31 reais) and on top of that, the lunch. The best one I’ve had down here in Rio, was also included.
Next up, Belo Horizonte and Raposos. Take care /Erik