Redeeming Hand at Corcovado Peak, RIO DE JANEIRO (RJ)
It is hard to miss the shape of the Corcovado (‘Hunchback’) Peak in Rio de Janeiro. This peak is 710 meters high, with the famous statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) built on it. More than one million tourists visit the Modern World Wonder annually. Thus far, I have visited this World Wonder three times. My first encounter with the enormous statue was in January 2007. I joined a group to climb the slopes of the Corcovado Hill. I was amazed by the breathtaking views, but I had the bad luck that my camera broke one day before our visit.
The second visit occurred in October 2007. This time, I joined some friends who took a van. The fastest way, but also expensive. And your time is restricted, 90 minutes at most. And I had back luck again, I had…
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