Casa Caminho Do Corcovado
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... Today we hung out with Jesus. We are staying very close to Corcovado (the mountain that Christ the Redeemer is on) so we walked and caught a bus to the top this morning. It was a super clear day so it was a great view of Rio. Christ the Redeemer is my 4th world wonder (I have seriously not been seeking them out but the last 3 big trips I have been on have each had one so bonus!) and it is probably the least impressive but it is still ...
... system that couldn't handle the volume level. It was a crazy night out!
The following day we headed on a tour of Rocinha - the largest Favela (slum community) in Rio. The jist of the tour was getting dropped off up the top of a hill and walking down through the favela to the lowest part where we were picked up and taken back to our swanky hotel feeling a little bit more guilty about the life we live. It wasn't as eye-opening as I had imagined. ...
... a bit of cash. However tere are police everywhere – they have specific police just for the beaches, but it doesn’t feel intimidating at all - no different to walking about any big city really. Most people here are really body conscious too so as well as the police and the lads playing football there are constantly joggers going past, workout areas on the beach for the posers, and loads of health food shops everywhere. If I spent ...
... told about how the favelas are being 'passifed' to make them safe, with police units being placed in them 24/7 to keep them safe, after the army and police infiltrate them and prosecute the main drug dealers and gang leaders. This, it transpires, is all party of getting Rio ready for all the games, which to me seemed quite vulgar, but when I asked him about how he felt about this, the guide said he thought it was a good thing- ...
... in Corcovado and saw the enormous Christ the Redeemer statue towering above the city. It was an amazing sight to see and the view from there was also amazing. After that we saw the football stadium- Maracanã-where the World Cup final will be played. We hope to see a game there on Wednesday between two local teams which would be fantastic on Dec's birthday! Anyway after lunch we went to the cathedral where the Pope was during world youth day and inside it was beautiful, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet