Sarah and Denis Round the World travel blog

The famous Ipanema beach (or is it Blackpool ?)

Leblon beach, next to Ipanema where our hotel was located

The Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer is on the left behind the...

We arrived in Rio to bad weather, no-one on the beaches and not being able to see the famous Corcovado mountain with Christ the Redeemer on top of it. The forecast was bad for tommorrow, so we decided it would be a good day to travel to Ilha Grande, a tropical island 3 hours by bus and 1 hour by boat south-west of Rio de Janeiro.

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