Come to Jesus

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) When one thinks of Rio, one automatically thinks of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the statue of Jesus that stands atop Corcovado mountain, overlooking the city. In a city of extremes, it is the ultimate irony: blessings upon a city proud of its reputation for lasciviousness.

Cristo Redentor

“The Christ” is located 2,300 vertical feet above the city, in the Parque Nacional de Tijuca, which is an urban rain forest. Another extreme: only in Rio can you go from the concrete jungle to the tropical jungle within a few minutes.

View from atop Corcovado

It has just been announced that Christ the Redeemer is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, which was voted on by more than 1 million voters.

So, after you are finished with all of your partying in the city, come on up to Jesus. He will redeem you! Trust me. Millions (as in almost 12 million) of Rio’s inhabitants do.

Jesus turning his back on me

Jesus turning his back on me.

Amen, and Adventure On!


3 thoughts on “Come to Jesus

  1. Hi, Kris… We are green with envy, since we also hope to visit Brasil soon… We are sure that you´ve enjoyed your trip…
    We keep travelling, finished with Central America, went to Cuba once again and to Venezuela… No we are sending you the warmest regards from Ecuador :))
    Boris and Nik

  2. I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun. Blog on baby!


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