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Brazil Trip to Rio de Janeiro

For the past year and a half I have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It has already been a life changing journey. I just recently returned from a trip to Brazil with my coach Romulo Melo and other teammates from the gym. 

 The Romulo Melo team training at Gracie Tijuca

The Romulo Melo team training at Gracie Tijuca

The trip was an incredible experience. I got to combine multiple passions of mine into one experience. Training Jiu-Jitsu in the evenings at Gracie Tijuca left us the daytime to explore the beautiful city of Rio and capture landscape photographs of it stunning landscapes. 

 Copacabana Beach with Sugar Loaf in the distance

Copacabana Beach with Sugar Loaf in the distance

 Ipanema Beach and Two Brothers Mountain

Ipanema Beach and Two Brothers Mountain

My favorite views of the city came from the top of Sugar Loaf. At 1,299 feet tall it is the perfect place to view the city at sunset. Looking west you can see the city tucked into the mountains and the famous beaches and ocean and of course standing tall above the city is the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue! 

 Sugar Loaf from Red Beach 

Sugar Loaf from Red Beach 

 Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf

Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf

 Enjoying the sunset from the Sugar Loaf observation deck

Enjoying the sunset from the Sugar Loaf observation deck

 Sunset from Sugar Loaf

Sunset from Sugar Loaf

 Christ the Redeemer as the sun sets

Christ the Redeemer as the sun sets

Too see more of the trip you can check out my friends video recap: How to Have the Perfect Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Vacation