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From: inna bakker <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 2:51:19 PM
Subject: #1 To Antarctica Brazil--Rio de Janeiro
My dear family and friends,
3 days before my cruise I flu to Rio by Brazilian airline—Tam
which took off from JFK 2 hours later without one
announcement—why it is happening,
10 hours later I came to Sao Paolo, missed my last connecting flight to
Rio,stood 2 hours in line was sent to hotel, where I came about 2 am,
by 6 am back to airport, flew to Rio, missed my booked tour of this
but went on my own to see the most famous landmark ---Cristo
Redeemer on top of Corvocado Hill, it is a huge and very powerful
statue , view of Rio, ocean, beaches and mountains
I had other tours:
visiting Museum of contemporary art , building created by famous
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer --- looks like UFO---flying saucer,
he just celebrated 100 years old and still working around the
than botanical garden and famous football stadium
Marakana—almost every Brazilian boy dreams of playing there. city
tour and famous Capacabana and Ipanema beaches, dipped onto ocean---no
way to swim because of strong waves, it
reminded me our Florida and Southern California. Air was 30 C or
80----90 F, hot, not very humid, water is warm.
Streets and beaches scenes :
people are beautiful, have a lot of tan, man wear small sexy briefs,
not Bermuda long shorts looking like a skirt, women are as naked
as possible, bikinis consist of 2 stripes regardless of age, figure and
weight, no topless, no grossly overweight people, just plumpy.
The most impressive is how Brazilian couples of all ages constantly
hugging and kissing each other and their children, they are extremely
affectionate people .
You hear a lot of music –sounds of Samba and Bosa Nova—new wave of music,
all my eating experiences were pleasant and delicious,
I met and had dinner wpith Brazilians—friends of my California
cousins Brenda and Barry Rokeach that added a lot to feel charm of Rio
which is called in all travel
books----seductive city especially for beach lovers.
Next----to the ship of Holland America cruise line sailing south to Sao Paolo.
Love to all, Inna