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... tight. We were gobsmacked with the size of the schools, each one paraded down for just over an hour and they had 3-5000 dancers per school! It was one hell of a show!
The floats were so impressive, they included; people hanging upside down, setting themselves on fire, taking off their clothes and even having sex (or pretending too!!)
By 3am and after the 4th school finished we decided to call it a night so went to take the underground back to our flat. On our way ...
... that sits below.
Getting there before the main crowds we got a great look around as well as being treated to our first taste of South American wildlife when we had a visit by a troop of one of the world’s smallest monkeys and some of their much larger lizard friends.
Spending a few hours on the loaf the sun was way up and so was the mercury, having sent the last 6 weeks or so freezing we were now at risk of melting so retreated back down to earth and jumped on our ...
for most of the day was strange with a very heavy sea mist limiting visibility.
We said goodbye to our group and walked to our new hostel which was about 3
blocks away. We left our gear and walked all the way to Ipanema Beach to the
artisan markets which run on a Sunday and are called the hippie markets. These
were not as big as we expected but there was a good range of artists ...
... because they couldn't understand their stupid ******* English songs as they speak Spanish.
Anyway where was I..oh yeah so Argentina score and it goes mental. Trying to stop getting push about, avoid the beer being thrown around and not look disappointed I saw that the offside flag was up. I had to stop myself from smiling then turn to the guy behind me and without trying to say too much in English I did the offside gesture and mumbled off ...
... heading to Ipanema for a coastal walk. Me and Al strolled through Leblon and Ipanema after saying goodbye to Dani and headed home. After a Vidigal football tournament was cancelled which we were planning to attend the following day the whole gang headed to Ipanema beach where the boys bought a football and were soon taking on teams of varying skill on the beach pitches. Ali, worried about his knees had a rather good stint in goal before having an out of character spell up ...