To Brazil! Brazil was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and would love to go back and time soon. From the powdery, white-sand beaches, to the gorgeous mountains, to the spectacular Christ the Redeemer statue, Brazil is truly amazing. Besides that Brazil is the is the host of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and Rio de Janeiro is the host city of the Olympic Games of 2016. This all together makes Brazil outstanding! While in Brazil, specifically Rio de Janeiro, we did many great things! First off, the reason we went in the first place was to see the Pope! Millions upon millions of people from all over the world came together on one beach to see the Pope! Sure it was crowded, but it was well-worth it. Seeing all the different counties unite as one, coming together for the same purpose was just amazing.
The next day, we visited one of the most outstanding statues I have ever seen. This statue of Jesus Christ called “Christ the Redeemer” is 98 feet tall, not including a 26 foot pedestal, and its arms reach 92 feet wide. The bus ride up Corcovado Mountain (the statue is at the peak of the 2,300 foot mountain) was so awesome. I saw rainbows, different plants and animals, and even while we were going up all of us on the bus starting singing different songs. The cool thing was since we were all from different countries it sounded so cool. One person could be singing something in Italian, while the person next to them could be singing in Japanese. All these cultures together having a good time was so cool for me to see. Once we reached the peak, I could clearly see why people were so amazed at it. This statue was so huge! I had to look straight up just to see it because it was so tall! Finally, heading back to the beach I got to meet so many cool people from all over the world.
I traded American flag pins for example in exchange for a Peruvian flag. One of the best parts about this trip was collecting all the different items from the different countries. My favorite thing I got was a shell necklace from a Mexican guy and the coolest part about it was after he gave it to me, he told me he made it himself by hand. He had to collect all the shells and attach them to the string himself and he said it was a lot of work but he was happy to give it to me as a gift to remember him by. Overall, the best thing about Brazil was how kind and sincere everyone was to me. The food, the scenery, the culture, the atmosphere was so incredible and this was one of the best experiences I think I will ever have. If you ever are wondering where you are thinking about traveling for a safe, fun time definitely choose Brazil and you will not regret it one bit.
About the Author: Hi I am Joshua Dea from Rockville, Maryland. I also enjoy playing basketball. Brazil was truly a magical experience and I hope I can go back soon!
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