Casa Aurea Pousada-Guesthouse
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... new. I had gotten our tickets from my dad's work colleague who's brother works at FIFA. Our seats were incredible, in the bottom bowl at around the 20 yard line so we could see everything. The game was a bit slow, no one did all that much in the first half, though the action picked up in the second half. Eventually, Belgium scored, off an assist from Eden Hazard (Man of the Match), and the crowd went wild.
We leave the game and head back to the ...
... all of Rio was out walking, running, biking or playing football. Spencer practised his scissor kicks in the sand and then it was time to head back to the hotel to pack and off to the airport.
Rio has two airports and we flew out of Santos Dumont this time (superior to Galeo in many ways – foosball in the departure lounge anyone?). It's smack in the city and when you take off you immediately bank left otherwise you ...
... local beer while I had a Mojito and some calamari, two things I love very much :)
We went back to the hotel for a rest but Ben had a few beers and I cracked open the Chandon in the mini bar (it was only later I realized it cost me $70AUS haha).
We met our tour guide Rodrigo that night in the lobby thinking we were finding out about the next few days but as it turned out our tour started that night and went to an area called Lapa for some local cuisine and ...
... control would not accept this. At this point I started to panic a bit because there was nothing on the internet bus ticket wise that we could buy to prove we were crossing the border in 90 days. We spoke to some guy who said if we bought a business class plane ticket out of Brazil that would be sufficient enough proof that we were leaving the country in 90 days and we would be able to get a refund with only a small $25 cancellation fee. So Jake forked out ...
... shopping, mainly looking for Havaianas flip flops that are made in Brazil. They are really popular in the UK and much more expensive than here so we were stocking up, it was hard to find the big sizes though as we'd guess everyone would have cleared them out after carnival. Kerry went for her nails done then we bought some food ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility