Capoeira dancers posing with tourists after entertaining us with their dance routines. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dancers use aspects of karate moves during their dance.
Camdomble is a religious activity that originated in Brazil during the 19th century a combination of a West African religion and Roman Catholicism. Here we attended a dinner show giving us an idea of attending a camdomble celebration. The African culture is still present in Bahia, Brazil.
Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain is a staple attraction in Rio de Janeiro, which offers a great view of the city. I visited over ten years ago and things might have changed. At the time of my visit we got to the top via a cable car and had dinner and was treated to a spectacular show that gave us a good idea of what it looks like during carnival. The costumes were just amazing and being able to participate in the revelry. While in Rio we had a dinning experience at a churrascaria (basically a barbecue restaurant). Waiters are constantly coming around with different types of barbecued meats on large skewers . What makes the experience is that there is an object half painted red and the other painted green. Green means you are ready to be served and they will continue coming until you turn up the red half. The waiters enjoyed pouring on the food especially if you do not quickly display the red. The filet mignon was hmm good and the vegetables were fresh and tasty.
Another favorite of mine was Ushuaia, a resort town surrounded by the Martial Mountains and Beagle Channel in Argentina, mainly because of how picturesque the town was with the snow capped mountains.
Machu Picchu is located in Cuzco region of Peru and is designated a UNESCO site. There are different peaks that offer different views of the Urubamba valley. The adventurous visitors able to climb the different peaks.
Looking forward to getting on the road again.