Dabi just returned to Gillette, WY from her 6077 mile summer trip to Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Or should we say winter in Rio. Brazil is in South America which is located below the equator. Because of this the seasons are opposite. The temperature in Rio in the winter is around 60-70 degrees and cloudy. And no – it doesn’t snow there. Dabi spent time with a friend, Joᾶo Pedro, of Leann F, a 12th grade Ambassador from Gillette.
While in Rio Dabi hit the most popular tourist spots.
Her favorite spot was the beaches. She visited 2 of the world’s most famous beaches – Copacabana and Ipanema. Both are located in the Southern Zone of the city. While at the beach Dabi could see the sculptor of “Christo Redentor” – Christ the Redeemer. It is the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. If you look real hard you can see it inside the circle on top of the mountain in the picture. Dabi enjoyed skateboarding at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, mostly know as “Lagoa”. It is a lagoon that is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter in.
She could also see Sugarloaf Mountain,rising out of the sea. The top can be reached by a two-stage cable car trip.
The most beautiful thing she saw was the Escadaria Selarón is a set of world-famous steps. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claims it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”.”Brasil, eu te amo” on the wall at the top of the steps means “Brazil, I love you”:
Dabi also visited The Carioca Aqueduct is located in the centre of the city, in the Lapa neighborhood, and is frequently called Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) by Brazilian people. Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city centre with the Santa Teresa neighborhood uphill, the Santa Teresa Tramway, which has appeared on the Twilight movies…How Cool!
Who knows where Dabi will go next! Leann F Troop 1975