Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Work trip in Brazil

Sunrise in Macae 

Our hotel was right next to the beach, which was only annoying as after the first day we didn't really have any free time 

No swimming, the sea is dangerous 

Locals having fun with the waves

I also got a board, but managed to break it in the first wave. 

Too bad, the waves only got better

 Locals playing volleyball in the evening

 Baywatch-running in the morning

After two days of medical tests we found out they didn't value our IRATA certs. We had to do a local "work at height” NR35-course. We did some hauling, climbed ladders and watched a video about a random guy committing suicide. Very informative, I had no idea what happens if you fall 30 meters to the ground.


 Street art

 Street art with Johnny

 More street art without Johnny

 More street art with Johnny

Our crazy driver

Views from the road back to Rio 

Traffic on the sea

Rio is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, never leave your car in this neighborhood

I had a few hours before my flight so I decided to check out some tourist attractions 

 Jesus statue seen from Mirante Dona Marta

 A local animal

There are some stairs you need you climb to get to the statue. Of course there is a solution for fat people as well.

 No need to be alone at Christ the Redeemer. I have never seen as many selfie sticks in one place.

Copacabana beach 

 Sugarloaf Mountain

 There is some climbing at Sugarloaf Mountain as well

 Some rich people checking out the statue

 Christ the Redeemer