By Paul S. Bryers, December 18, 2019
It has been 20 years since we were last in Rio – on that occasion for 2 weeks which included New Year’s Eve 1999 on Copacabana Beach, along with 2 million other folks. This was a far quicker trip but we still managed to see some new bits of Rio.
We opted for a Princess Cruises tour on our first day, which lasted for about 5 hours. We started by going straight up Sugarloaf on the cable car.
It was a prefect day for views.
We did a brief drive by of Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches – not stopping this time….Pity as we enjoyed last time…
We were then off to see the Cathedral – imposing modern concrete building. Inspired by Inca temples..
On the following day, we took a metro from right outside the dock to downtown Rio. The murals at the dock were excellent, and many of the buildings downtown had been very well renovated, especially the Municipal Theater and some of the larger churches.
Finally, it was time to say goodbye to Rio and head out for 2 days at sea and then Montevideo.