Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Sugar Loaf

Named after the molds they used to use to store sugar, The Sugar Loaf is now the second most popular tourist attraction in Rio.  It is basically two cable car rides up two "mountains" so you can see the entire city from up high.  It is supposed to be a better view than what you get at Cristos; I can't say if it is better, but it is impressive.  And there are little marmosets up there, who are so cute.  People feed them, which I'm very opposed to.

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The original cable car and the guy who thought up what was considered a crazy idea to build the cables up the mountain.

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