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... Unless you are sure of where you are going, and in this occasion we had no idea. And to add further to this stressful situation, neither did the taxi driver. The language barrier didn’t help either. After getting close to what we believed to be our destination, we realized we were nowhere near and stuck in what seemed to be a favela (trust me you don’t want to be stuck in one of these). It even got to the stage where our Taxi driver was calling on ...
... climbing back over the fence. On our journey back to the lodge Rodrigo provided a huge spotlight so we were able to see the huge tarantula-like spider and owl whispering through the night air - very cool addition to my bird spotting fun. A few strong caipirinhas helped the black fly-bite recovery and after dinner we sat round a huge campfire and chatted to some of our fellow lodge residents. Emanuel made good friends with a few other Europeans over a few beers and ...
... we decided to go to the hotel where Jim and Diane were staying...hang out for awhile, then leave for the airport.
After securing our luggage, Jim found a taxi...loaded up and were headed to Copacabana (we, as in, Jim thought) he had given the driver the address of the hotel, and after awhile I was thinking to myself 'which way is he taking us?' soon Jim started asking why we were not headed to Copacabana, the driver said ...
... like a star. Patricia looked at me slightly puzzled and asked me why. I told her I thought she was a star because of her wonderfully bright and shining personality. And despite her condition she still managed to smile and be happy about things. Putting a smile on my face, and the face of others, whenever we saw her. Her expression, as did mine, took on one of emotion as she thanked me, gave me a hug and a kiss and said goodbye. I held back a tear as I said farewell and watched her walk away...
... of tiled steps made as a 'tribute to the Brazilian people' by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. That said, not all of the tiles were related to Brazil; we found a tile celebrating a marriage in Sheffield! The stairs are near the city centre, and I had read somewhere that an old streetcar still ran through the centre and neighbouring Lapa. We wandered around for ages trying to find the elusive streetcar - we could see the tracks but no car! Our walk took us to through ...