The beaches in Rio are stunning and seeing them from above made us appreciate them even more. The day was a little overcast...so our pictures don´t do Rio justice. Speaking of pictures, John and I were quite the hit with a bunch of 10-12 year-olds on a school trip. They kept coming up to us and asking if they could take their pictures with us. They didn´t speak English but after several minutes of trying to communicate, some boy said "Facebook". We finally figured out that they wanted our contact information. Thank you Facebook, for bringing the world together.
PS - There are little jungle paths you can walk through at the top of Sugar Loaf. We headed down one path and became obsessed with the little monkeys (or some might mistake them as rats) that live there. For any future travelers, please note that these monkeys may jump at you and try to bite your face off if you bother them too much with taking pictures of them.