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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Well we've made it 24-hours here in Rio without a mugging. As was the case in Buenos Aires, I suspect that the stories of robberies and assaults maybe a thing of the past. I can understand if you like to walk through the Favella's at the north part of town, then you're likely asking for something to happen. Here on Copacobana I think things are good.
I took my Nikon out with me today and walked the Malecon from one end to the ...
... or wrongly - not to tempt fate and forfeit the good luck (or good planning ... depending on your perspective!) that has graced my path so far on this trip. Whatever your view, no-one is more aware than me that at 5' 9"ish and blonde I am a walking, talking, highly visible target in most places. Let alone in a favela. So I purposely avoided them. I'm certain I missed out on a huge cultural opportunity. To witness the origins of funk, hip-hop and samba. I was just ...
... sunset over the Two Brothers. We then walked back to our hotel which was a couple of kilometres back. We then met the rest of the group for our final meal together. We caught taxis south along the coast to an Asian restaurant for an expensive but nice meal. It was so nice to eat some fresh Asian food. We were sad to be leaving the safety of the group to again have to make all the decisions ...
... temperature had dropped somewhat as we caught a bus back to Botafogo but this didn't deter us from making plans for a first night out. In Rio the Lapa area is renowned on a Friday night for a big street party, but we had to give this a miss when the rain once again started to fall. Instead we took a recommendation from our hostel to go to a rock bar on our street. Jamie came to our hostel and we were also joined by a Uruguayan in our room ...
... and Australia player!) Kate spotted him and we asked him for a cheeky photo, he was so nice and willing to chat to us for a while afterwards. We went back to the hostel, cooked some lunch and then went to the bars nearby to watch the next couple of matches into the evening with some Sangria! On Monday we went down to Copacabana beach and watched the Germany v Portugal match outside the fan fest at one of the food stalls. After this we went over to Sugar Loaf ...