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The World Cup is now over and we've had a chance to start experiencing the "real" Rio. What is very evident is that there are definitely fewer drunk and loud people singing in the streets. Plus there's more beach than people on Copacabana beach. There's still a buzz in the air, but it's definitely not laced with the World Cup fever. Rio is a very pretty city, especially Copacabana (aka Copa), where we've had the privilege of staying. Like any ...
... is the cost. Hotels are expensive without there being a World Cup on, and given it is the main city and is staging the final we were being quoted ridiculous prices for Copacabana. Given we didn’t want to feel unsafe in the notoriously dangerous downtown we just had to stump up the cash and we settled on a reasonable 3.5/4 star business hotel called Windsor Martinique. It was a pretty good choice in the end with an amazing massive buffet brekkie to keep Lucy happy ...
... 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) ...