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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... we walked amongst at the bird park. A walk from our hotel took us down to the Brazillian side of the falls with great views of the Devils Mouth, San Martin Island, a raging torrent. Truly amazing. a trip across the boarder to Argentina took us right into the heart of the falls. 2 km walk along a metal bridgehead us to the very edge of the Devil. I am not sure just how to describe it, it was noisy, loud, quite a breathtaking place to ...
... next stop as well, so I will have to give you a shortened version of this blog.
Sat March 1st
We arrived early into the large bay where Rio surrounds the complete area. On our port side we passed Sugar Loaf, this is a large cone shaped rock that juts up out of the shoreline about 350 meters high. It was named Pao de Aquacar or Sugar loaf. The first portuguese sailors to see this rock named it Sugar Loaf as it reminded them of a cone shaped ...
... a samba dance in the streets witht the locals, who were giving me broard smiles, it was infectious. I did get a little tipsy, so I headed off back to the hotel took the lift to my room and found that I could not get in ! It was then I realised I was in the wrong bloody hotel! but on the right floor! Red faced I went back omto the streets to find my own hotel which was 20 m from the one I had just been in!
Maybe Rio had already entered my soul!
... piled in
that to get back up – as Favelas are built in to the mountains they are very
After the Favela we headed over Sugarloaf Mountain- you go
up the two famous cable cars and the views are supposed to be the best in Rio –
from this point you are at the far West of the city, so everything is laid out
in front of you. Fantastic attraction -
the cars don’t take very long to move up, and the viewpoints are ...
... roasting chestnuts out in the mall. There was one shop that has every type of raw and roasted nut inhuge canvas bags (bigger than sugar bags), piles of glace and dried fruits, and stacks of handmade chocolates including tiny mint and chocolate reindeers (about the size of a thumbnail). At one stage today Oscar and I walked into a souvenir shop and were innocently looking around. Two girls working in the shop were whispering and pointing and one of ...