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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... What more could you ask for !
Rio isn't cheap so we tried to cook at the apartment rather but we really enjoyed Rio's fresh fruit juice and shakes, fresh mangos, watermelon and white pineapple. Yum!
Wish we had booked more than 3 days in Rio as there really is so much to see and do in this beautiful city. But all good things must come to an end so we bid farewell to Rio and boarded a flight to Iguazu Falls Brazil ...
... watching the beautiful people sunbathe in extremely small bikinis and hotpants and we raided the Havaiana shop and left with 17 pairs (not all for us!), and did last minute shopping having realised we actually didn't buy many souvenirs along the way due to space constraints. We also visited an incredibly modern looking cathedral, the botanical gardens and a set of stairs in Lapa that were all tiled by one artist over many years in the colours of ...
... the top - it as quite crowded and had reached 37 degrees, too warm to be walking up steps! That night after the usual dinner of grilled chicken, rice & black beans we watched a few movies and had an early night. The next day we took the public bus to one of the flavelas, (a shanty town built on one of the hills, very poor and known for it's high crime rate) Santa Marta, where we heard there would be locals standing at the bottom wanting to take us on ...
... to the madness there the night before!
After admiring the views and taking many snaps, we headed down to the second station for a lunch of shrimps and caesar salad. We also had one of the largest fruit salads ever, at a make your own fruit bowl bar!
At this point, the normal population headed down on the cable car, but not the Lomaxs! We instead decided on a perilous descent through the most incredible rainforest ...
It was great to finally get to Rio. Deep down I had this feeling that I would be very happy to spend a couple of weeks here in Brazil. We got a Taxi and I thought that he was going to kill us the way he was driving but we finally got to the apartment. The area kind of looked dodgy, only because Melbourne is totally different. It was great to see the way the Brazilians embrace life. ~ FRANK After 29 hours of flying, we arrived ...