It´s our 3rd day in Rio! We are having a fab time so far! Yesterday we got up pretty early and may our way to Corcacova mountain to go up and see the statue of Christ the Reedemer, but about half way up it started to rain, and by the time we got to the top it was so rainy and windy that we could barely see 6ft in front of us! We could just about see the feet of the statue, but that was about it, and it seemed pretty dangerous to hang around on top of a mountain during a gale so we headed back down within minutes!
Then in the afternoon we went to watch a football match at the Maracana stadium between Flamengo and Crusiero. It was a pretty good game (or so Sam´s told me!), with 3 goals in the 2nd half.
We woke up to really heavy rain this morning so decided to give the sights a miss and had a little wander around the markets `down town´, which seemed very clean and big compared to Copacabana!
I think tomorrow´s meant to be pretty sun and a bit warmer than today, so we´re planning to head to Corcacova again and hopefully go up to Sugar loaf mountain in tha cable cars too. It looks like the rest of the week will be pretty cold though!