Visiting Christ the Redeemer whilst (STILL) drunk!19th Jan 2023
“I we didn’t have photographic evidence I couldn’t confidently say we were there…”
Join us on our chaotic morning – a mission to ride the Trem de Corcovado up to Christ the Redeemer – following a late night out in Rio de Janeiro the previous evening…
Here’s what The Ultimate Travelist said:
“Think of all the statues throughout the world – those facing bare walls in museums, or those watching over pigeons in parks. Well, chances are none of them boast a view as sublime as that enjoyed by Rio de Janeiro’s Cristo Redentor. Standing atop Corcovado, arms outstretched in peace, this soapstone icon watches out over the Brazilian city’s spectacular landscape: a jumble of mountains and beaches, favelas and skyscrapers. It’s a view almost as impressive for all the tiny mortals who ride up on the Corcovado rack railway and stand at the statue’s holy feet.
Although plans for Cristo Redentor stretched back as far as the 1850s, the statue was only completed in 1931. Since then it has been struck by lightning a few times, visited by Popes, presidents and kings, and mischievously illuminated in the German national colours for the 2014 World Cup – but it still claims its place in the starting line up of Brazilian national treasures.”
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