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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... of wealth, still somehow blend into the landscape creating a tantalizing image of beauty. No wonder so many artist depict as many images of the favelas on rolling hillsides as they do of the sand and surf! I knew immediately on our ride from the airport that the 38 hours I had in Rio was not enough. My return to Brazil in the future would have to incorporate not only a visit to Salvador, but to Rio as well. I also immediately recognized the regional ...
... ship as I had to get rid of it before my flight - he was very grateful. I have to say that Brasilians are the most helpful nationality I've come across - genuinely concerned for your safety. And wanting you to enjoy your visit to their country. This fun zone has 'sleep banks' everywhere - lounges made from wooden pallets with piles of cushions, power points at each one for phone charging, bar tables and stools for socialising, TV's, table games (football, ice hockey etc) ...
... to check out nearby restaurants. We found a great one and watched people walk by. We also enjoyed watching the food being ordered around us. The food here was served family style and almost everyone ordered a platter of French fires and rice (served together). We also saw chicken, beef, and fish. At this restaurant, people were ordering large portions for lunch which really intrigues ...
... expect to see in Rio! They're mixed in with us ugly folk, but pretty few & far between! In fact there's been a few moments that I wanted to poke the eyes right outa my skull for fear of loosing my cookies! They should def police WHO gets to wear the thongs! Gnnnnnn!! I'd go there, but there might be kids reading lol Anyway, off to "bip bop" tonight, a music/dinner venue just round the corner from me, meant to be pretty kool... Till later ...
... and could be drunk anywhere - in the blocos we would be surrounded by kids selling cerveja (beer), agua (water) or vodka in eskis on trolleys; people would also take large eskis full of alcohol on trains to wherever they were going.
Homelessness and poverty were still blatantly obvious nearly everywhere, despite the government's attempts to clean up the streets prior to the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. People were sleeping on the streets, ...
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