The mom in Brazil
Unexpected until shortly before her arrival, my mom spent a short week with us in Brazil, checking out both our pads in both Rio and Sao Paulo. Taking it easy in the latter, I tired her by visiting a bunch of tourist sites in Rio. The kind of stuff you have to do when visiting Brazil. Sadly, Christ the Redeemer was mostly enveloped in clouds, but my first time up Sugarloaf mountain was great. Annoyingly, both are unpleasantly expensive, particularly considering Brazilian income levels.
On the other hand, the recently reinstated partial run of the tram up Santa Teresa is free.