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TravelPod Member ReviewsVila CasaNova Rio de Janeiro
A small friendly Pousada / Guest House (I still don't know the difference between the 2!) tucked away in Santa Teresa. Really friendly place with nice little plunge pool, great when it gets hot - and Rio gets very hot! Cracking view of the Santa Teresa hill and into downtown Rio. Tasty breakfast. Only slight downside is that it can be dangerous late at night around there.
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... itself (to be attached at a later date from Hayley's camera!), but I could not have chosen a more inappropriate looking food if I had tried. It caused much hilarity and immaturity from the group and I had to turn and eat it facing out to sea- next time I will stick with the cheese I think! For our evening meal Alejandro took us to a pizza place where the food was brought in a continual rolling service for a set price (there is a proper name but I have forgotten ...
... we stuck out like gringos and got bad service and no one wanted to talk to us. Snobby people. Turns out I like getting down with the filth of the world more than the people who could have anything they want. Truth is, all of these bars were boring in comparison to the other clubs and bars I have been to in Rio. The icing on the cake was when I tried ordering an Aperol and club soda at this one upscale NYC-type bar. The bar had a nice menu and interesting cocktails, so ...
... fly out very late the next night.
The difference since our last time in Rio was the football fever had escalated 1000%.
Rio was absolutely jam packed with tourists from all over the world. The restaurants and bars were full and both Ipanema and Copacabana beaches were as crowded as they will ever be.
As soon as we got back into Rio we ...
... on the international stage-such an honor :-P and onceaagain refered to as kangaroos! needless to say we were all pretty tired from our previous matches but still managed to win with the help of 1 French man. another great day! Rio is slowly getting ready for the world cup! giant tv screens, shops and markets filled with soccer merchandise-the atmosphere is heating up!! we also had a photo with our Brazilian doorman, who we named Ed thanks to ...