Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... Somehow we are able to maneuver our way up to near the video screen and have a great view of the game. 90% of the crowd seemed to be Americans so everyone was going crazy, chanting "USA", "I believe that we will win", really getting into it in a way that no one does in the US. The game was awesome. After Nani scored early in the first half, the US fought back on a magnificent goal from Jermaine Jones and then a chested goal from Clint Dempsey. When Dempsey ...
... gridlock. Unlike Sao Paolo and other Brazilian cities, it is very green and clearly more prosperous than say Cuiaba and Porto Alegre (they even have a huge Walmart!). We arrived at our hotel as the sun set.
I’d read great things about the restaurant Madero’s in both the Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor and the NY Times so when all three are in agreement we had to check it out. Suffice to say they were the best burgers ...
... and not in a good way haha! I just found out that Ben got his ass grabbed a few times. I asked him if it was a guy or a girl and he said he doesn't know as he was too scared to turn around haha!
Tourist day today! We were surprised to find out we are the only people on our 7 day tour from Brazil to Argentina. The normally have up to 16 people but not this time lol! Just means we have our own personal tour guide. Today though we join up with another tour ...
Today we went to visit the famous Maracanà Stadium. Steve caught the Metro from his hostel to meet Kerry at the stop in Copacabana. We took the metro to the stadium stop which has had a walk way built right from the stop to the stadium, probably in preparation for the World Cup. The tour of the Maracanã stadium was quite cheap, the English speaking tour had sold out so we got an audio guide and a map. The 1st area was showcasing some ...
... it has left me thinking about human desires, aspirations and capabilities for those with little and those with too much access to goods and services.
Mini Reunion for 1 night
Our excitement suddenly sky-rocketed as Jenna and Matt arrived from Foz do Iguacu and stayed with us at the Mango Tree for their short stay, so much so that A and I couldn't resist a tackling greeting. It had only been 48 hours since we last saw each other and yet ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed