If you hate having large amounts of blood rushed to your brain within seconds, you most likely will not like bungee jumping. Any fear of hights and/or planes will most likely stop you from sky-diving. Well one is left for one to do when you want to experiene a rush of all kinds of goody endorphins w/out the use of drugs? Hang-gliding is the answer for the rest of us. Jumping off a 1500 foot cliff does wonders for a person. You're attached to a pro who navigates the sails, so all you have to do is let your limbs loose, enjoy a view, and maybe a shed a tear because it's all just so wonderful. If you look on your left, thats the platform you run off. (See how pasty white I am?) Instructions are simple. You hold on, run fast and jump. And then you experience all kinds of new emotions and feelings that you didn't know existed! I highly recommend going to Brazil for your first experience of course. Pedro Bonita peak, 1,640 feet tall, in Tijuca National Park, overlooking Rio's biggest favela, Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema beaches is a must for everyone. The rush was nice, landing smooth, experience un-forgettable. Once on ground, we treated ourself to a nice frosty acai berry smoothie.