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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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It’s important to remember that the timing of the seasons is the exact opposite of Europe and the US, with winter beginning the 22nd of June and summer starting on December 22nd. Spring begins in September and autumn's first day is the 22nd of March. I visited Rio just at the time when summer was slowly getting over (Feb/early March), which I felt was perfect as it could be very warm in Dec/Jan time period.
Rio De Janerio has ...
... list, it would be near the top. We were going to see the samba schools compete at the Sambadromo, creating a giant parade of colourful costumes, dancing and elaborate floats that starts at 9pm and continues well into the early hours of the morning. After picking up our tickets in the centre, we decided to wander down to Ipanema beach for an afternoon stroll. During Carnaval there are hundreds of street parades (called blocos) throughout the city, and we were expecting that ...
... in some cases practically non-existent... and yet most of the guys are stuck in 80's speedos - not sure what's going on there! Makes me wonder what they think when they arrive in Europe and Australia and see our bikini bottoms that by there standards and granny pants (AKA Marks and Spencer hang gliding knickers for my family!). The beaches were actually wasted on us at the time. They could not compare to Australia, and the water was freezing... and now ...
... which is a dressed up version of what they used to feed the slaves--beans and rice, plus collard greens, meats and sausages, farofa (manioc meal) spicy hot sauce and oranges. The Brazilians assemble this all together on top of rice and eat it for special occasions.
When the rest of the group went to Sugarloaf Mountain, my driver picked me up and brought me to the airport for my 6 pm flight. I was a ...
... his person. TISA - for those of you who know the acronym. Unfortunately in the throng of people leaving copacabana station I got pickpocketed for my phone by one of Rio's finest, losing my carefully accumulated photos and music, not to mention my legendary cross continental bottle opener. Fortunately though, I am not German, and avoided the cascade of beers and caipirinhas that were poored on them by Argentinians throughout the match as they dared raise voice. A game that ...