Sugarloaf Mountain

The visit to Sugarloaf Mountain was my highlight of a recent trip to Rio. The iconic shots of Rio over the years always include either Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf. We chose the golden ticket which allows you to bypass the queues and even enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst waiting. The large aerial car lifts you up […]

Visiting Rio de Janeiro Tips

Organise Sugarloaf Mountain tickets online before you travel. Buy a Gold ticket to bypass the lines. Keep valuables hidden or in a safe ….I was advised several times by locals to put phone or camera away when taking pictures. Beware some Caipirinhas are very strong! Take care when crossing the roads over to Copacabana beach. […]

Copacabana Beach;Rio

You can not go to Rio without visiting the iconic wide strip of sand that is Copacabana Beach. You can not visit Copacabana Beach without humming …..her name was Lola, she was showgirl …or at least I couldn’t! Yes Copacabana with its crashing waves, surfers, swimmers, footballers, beach venders and beach bars. It has to […]

Urca, Rio – photoblog

Surprisingly I came across Chopin in Urca, or at least a statue of him looking out across the Atlantic. Not sure why he was there but he did have a quiet beach almost to himself at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain. From the front of the cable car rising up Sugarloaf there are great views […]