Happy New 2015! I wish everybody a great year ahead, full of wonderful adventures and safe travels!
In the first post of the new year, I would like to thank all of you, the readers of this Travel Photo Journal, fans of my photography, and members of Memographer’s social networks. I send a personal “Thank you!” to each of Memographer’s 5,000+ (!) registered email subscribers, 10,000+ Twitter followers, 5,000+ Facebook friends, and every person who visited Memographer.com last year. You keep me moving forward, Guys. Thank you!
If you are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and looking for panoramic bird’s eye views of the city, you must go to Sugarloaf Mountain, rising 396 meters (1,299 ft) above Guanabara Bay, or visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue, located on the top of Corcovodo, the 710-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak. However, if you have a few extra bucks in a pocket, you can get a few extra meters higher to the sky. Helisight is a company that offers eight helicopter flights/tours over Rio de Janeiro. The tours last from 6 to 60 minutes. During an hour-tour you’ll fly over the entire city of Rio de Janeiro and see the Christ the Redeemer, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Vermelha Beach overlooking Sugarloaf, Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, Jardim de Alah, Guanabara Bay crossing, Santa Cruz Fortress, Niterói sea beaches, MAC (Oscar Niemeyer’s project), Downtown Rio, Sambódromo (Carnival Parade grounds), Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Mountains, Barra da Tijuca lagoons, Barra da Tijuca, Pontal, Recreio, Prainha and Grumari beaches, São Conrado Beach overlooking Gávea Rock, Niemeyer Ave and more…
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