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The whole South American leg of our trip had been in a planned in a rather roundabout route to lead us to Rio for Carnaval. It was my one and only absolutely-positively-must-do of the trip. Since we knew we would be there for sure that week, and that prices for accomodation escalate wildly while every bed in the city is occupied, I had booked us into a hostel, the snappily named 'Brasil Afro in Favela', before we even had flights. A couple of weeks before arriving in ...
... transfer today, she would wait until Friday for the money. That was very kind of her because we could have just been looking for a cheap place to stay for New Years. (we only had R$1000 to give her for a deposit). The WU office would be closed on the 31st and the 1st so I couldn't get the funds until 10 on Friday. I returned to the WU office one hour later at 4:50 but the funds had not been released! I went back to the internet place and Skyped Mom again and ...
... and made dinner at the house.
The weather was a little nicer the next day and we hopped on the local bus and spent most of the day at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. The Garden shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora with around 6,500 species (some endangered) distributed throughout an area of 54 hectares, in addition to numerous greenhouses. There is also an important research center, which includes the ...
... get it stamped before you leave Getting To the Argentina Side
- From Puerto Iguazu to Iguazu Falls
... Brazil had real and valid concerns. I truly hope that this global event will help push the nation to address the concerns of their most vulnerable citizens all the more. Perhaps with the losses of the Brazilian team, the national reflection will go beyond the soccer team and stretch into day to day society as well. Of course we wish this about everywhere, as even in the U.S. a drastic gap exists between the "haves and the have-nots!" But as I mentioned, my mind ...