Casa Caminho Do Corcovado
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... We did a short walk to a community lift that gives access to one of the favelas. We had a good views and Marise, our guide gave us a bit of insight into life in the favelas. We returned to the bus and visited Sugarloaf but taking 2 cable cars. By now the weather and visibility has really improved so we got some wonderful views. This was the end of our tour, but the bus was happy to drop half of the group at a Havaiana shop (thong – shoes ...
... to go and make disciples of the world. The was time for fun, but also time for reverence. I completed the prayer walk around the base of Christ the Redeemer. The prayer walk is accompanied by a station which illustrates each of the lines of the 'Our Father'. Each station has a picture of Christ the Redeemer with a variety of translations of the prayer, line by line. It was quite a powerful moment to be completing the prayer walk in torrential wind and rain. We ...
... club in a student neighborhood in Rio because they were doing a special where they offered unlimited caipirinhas (Brazil´s famous drink - basically just straight liquor, lime, and sugar) for two hours. For the low price of about $12 US, how could I resist? It was a great time, and we got to meet people from all over the world at the club.
While getting up this morning wasn´t exactly fun, today´s excursion was definitely an experience. ...
... Their mission is to foster sustainable and competitive development in the Brazilian economy, generating employment, while reducing social and regional inequalities.
BNDES is mainly funded by the Worker's Assistance Fund as well as the National Treasury. The Workers Assistance Fund is a government established fund or social tax contribution, with an automatic transfer to BNDES resulting in a quasi equity funding mechanism. Of the total contributions, 40% of ...
... through the heart of the favela, stopping at a local art centre, a bakery, some craft stands, an impromptu drumming session by some locals on recycled tins and a local pre-school, all the while being regaled with stories and facts about the favelas by our guide (e.g six million people in Rio - 1 million of them live in favelas). There are many, many nudges to buy local goods, which does get a bit wearisome, but overall a great insight into this part of the city and how ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet