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... from Ipanema Beach.
The morning after arriving we walked to and sat on Ipanema beach while people came by to sell us all kinds of stuff. After buying a few drinks off people we then took a taxi to one of the World Cup ticketing places.
And there we picked up our tickets to: Australia Vs Chile ...
... by booking a few days in advance. Everything we read told us to expect Megabus to be late, so when we left bang on time we were happy. The only downside was when the only baby on the whole bus was plonked down on the seat directly behind us. As it turned out the baby slept the whole way and it was the mum we should have been concerned about as she stunk! By the time we got into New York at 5 PM (90 minutes late - people were right after all) ...
... photos of the wildlife too. Another tiring but absolutely recommended day out!
On the last day we decided to once more brave the public transport to visit the only naturally preserved rainforest in the middle of Rio- the Tijuca National Park. As we were now pros on the buses we confidently caught our bus with the correct tourist symbol that, after about an hour and a half, brought us to into Tijuca. What we didn't realise when we got off the bus was that the attraction ...
... writing our blog. We talked about going to see the statue of Christ, but didn't. We talked about going up sugarloaf, but didn't. It's carnival time, so we decided to be the only tourists that come here and don't do the two main attractions. Rio is a great place and we are glad we got to experience some time walking around being a tourist and seeing some but not all the attractions. We were not looking forward to being here during carnival, we were used ...
... of how any liveable square metre is occupied. The favelas spread across the steep hills and probably have some of the best ocean views and the coolest breezes.
From Sugarloaf we went inland to Corcovado or hunchback mountain which was the lucky mountain to receive one of the modern wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer. The magnificent stone structure was built to celebrate one hundred years of independence and the Catholic ...
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