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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
November 2, 2009
From journal Go to Rio
by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
September 6, 2009
From journal Museums & Sites of Rio
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 25, 2009
January 3, 2007
From journal Sun and Surf in Rio
May 5, 2005
Our group took a cable-car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), a distinctive presence in the Rio de Janeiro landscape. The cable car makes two stops, one on the lower mountain and one on the top mountain (Sugar Loaf). We got off at both stops. During the ride, we could see rock climbers scaling Sugar Loaf. By the time we got up to the top, a thick fog had begun to roll in. Well, that pretty much ruined our chances of getting nice pictures of the scenery below.
Oh well, we still decided to try to make the most of our time on Sugar Loaf. There are several paved pathways at the top of both mountains. Surprisingly, it looks somewhat tropical at the top of these mountains. The paths on Sugar Loaf were surrounded by trees that looked like bamboo. The lower mountain had different trees that actually had monkeys in them. There are also some souvenir shops and small eateries that sell fries, burgers, pastries, etc., on these mountains.
From journal Brazil Trip - Rio de Janeiro
Santa Monica, California
February 22, 2005
From journal New Years in Rio
January 23, 2003
From journal RIO -A Gorgeous Location
by Jim Rosenberg
December 7, 2002
It's very easy to find Sugar Loaf, for like the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, it is visible from miles away from the beaches to many parts of the city.
The cable car system is solid and not as scary as it looks. It first began service in 1912 and it was renovated in 1972. The best bet is probably to arrive in the morning early enough to get ahead of the crowds, lines and higher temperatures. It is probably a "must see" in Rio.
From journal Rio de Janeiro: It's more than a trip to the beach
LOS ANGELES, California
November 26, 2002
From journal Rio, Life's a beach.
September 11, 2002
I also spent a part of one day walking the path along the water that you see in the first picture. There are some very nice neighborhoods around that part of Rio. Another day, I took the metro into the center of the city, the business district. Boy, was it crowded at lunch time, just like Manhattan.
From journal Rio de Janeiro