CIDADE DE DIOS City of God
It really is unique city in the world, I have been To Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, S. America, but this city stand aside from every other by its unreal atmosphere of romantic. You can really get this kind of thoughts that all happy people live in Rio, but its one of most dangerous cities in SA, there are houses of CEO and bankers and across the road huge Favella with 1 million inhabitants (favela is a place where all poor people live without water, perhaps without canalization and a very dangerous place)...
We went to Rio by car, which is 4 hours from Sao Paulo, we stoped at Parecida Church, huge church in the middle of nowhere, Brazil is extremly religious country, you can see people whispering something when walking past churches and doing cross on their chest, so there were like 20000 people around that place, if you religious its a place to go.
We arrived at about 1pm, got settled in hotel, then hanged around Capacabana, famous beautiful beach. In the evening we went to Maracana stadium for a game of BOTOFOGO - Corinthias. we spent only 45 min there, cuz it started feeling quite boring. On the 2nd day we visited christo redentor, that big statue of Jesus on the mountains, to my surprise it was small, and most of people when they see this picture asking me where is another stature big one..So its not quite big at all. There is an amzing view on Rio from up there.
During our stay there we went to some Restaurant i dont remember its name, but its famous and will be easy to find if you want to. There you pay 40$ and can eat all you want, there are waiers walking arround with all kinds of meat, if you want him to give it to you, you just have to turn your mark to green side, they give special papers with 2 sides red if you dont want mean and green if you do it has even sharks, crocodiles, some rare birds. so if you`re hungry go there