Rio Guest House ( Marta's Guest House)
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... Ready to go ... but logistics said they had to wait. There were actually two couples (Brannen and McDonald) who left after sightseeing last night. They missed the farewell dinner but they avoided the downtime today. Not a bad idea if you are still in the planning stages for this trip. They actually got one hotel night refunded.
At 6 pm, 26 of the 37 loaded into a bus with our local guide SiGi and headed to the ...
... dinner which I washed down with 2 large glasses of the local Brazilian drink, Caipirinha, which Derek ordered inadvertently when he was trying to tell the waiter to come back in two minutes to take our order. When he brought the drinks we assumed they were complementary until we tasted them and noticed that no one else was getting them and they tasted pretty alcoholic. I decided there and then that Caipirinha is even nicer that Pisco ...
... look out at, especially because the layout is somewhat different from other cities because of the mountains, beaches, coves, etc. We really enjoyed the views from there and then headed back down and loaded the van again to head over to Christ the Redeemer, for real this time.
The Christ is amazingly big in person and there are also amazing views from there. In fact, from up there the Sugarloaf, which seemed so high) seemed like a mere foothill. The ...
... hotel and the first thing I saw was an invitation to the Howard Stein Jewellery workshop - with free transport and a guest pass! But that wasn't the only perk, as not long after I came in there was a knock at the door and a doorman was outside with a plate of cakes and a card from the manager - a nice touch, but it makes me wonder what Rihanna got when she was here for the World ...
... for us we'd been pushed back a bit later to let a few of the World Cup sponsors parties go up before us so we could head off for a Bob's Burgers. For those who don't know, it's a complete rip off of McDonald's, their speciality being the 'Big Bob' I've no idea who Bob is but he makes a good burger, especially when you're operating on little sleep.
After an hour of waiting around to go up to see Christ, we were finally able to board the train up to the top. The ...