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... it was!!! We got into the spirit of things and got dresses up all in white, which with my complexion isn't the best look but was fun either way. Si looked like the newest member of Take That and together we looked a little like half a tribute band to Abba or something ****. We left for coca cabaņa and got a little concerned as no one else donned the double Blanco! However when we got to the beach we were in good company! There were 4/5 massive stages set up playing some ...
... which was going up a very steep hill. Indeed visibility was not great, but we manage to get a few good shots and a few caipirinhas for good measure. The advantage of bad weather is that there are no crowds around. We then go to visit Rio botanical gardens – Jardim Botanico. Nice, quiet, great collection of unusual plants.
In the evening we go out with some guys from the hostel to Lapa, which is Samba party central of Rio. We spent some ...
... beach sellers bringing round watches, jewellery, T-shirts, sarongs and fruit. The sound and the energy was amazing but not conducive to a quiet sun bathe. I packed up and headed for the hotel pool on the roof. Quieter, a breeze, and an empty pool perfect. We had arranged to meet up with Fernanda (a past rotary scholar our club mentored) who is doing part of her PHD here in Rio. We went to a beach bar, one of many on the sea front where we had a Caipirinha the local drink ...
... boards before doing a little hike up to sugar loaf.
As soon as we got there, we hit the jackpot. We must have seen about 15 or 20 within a few minutes and we even saw a mum carrying 2 babies.The forest around sugarloaf is also a mecca for climbing. We passed so many people with bouldering mats to hit up the rocks just off the path, and also people with ropes to ...
Got woken up by a cleaner who thought we were checking out that day. We were to be checking out of the apartment on the 15th but there was a mistake and they thought it was the 14th. Luckily we were able to call Marise, the owner of the apartment to sort it out. No stress. Then it was time for a feed. Was looking for subway but they must've still been asleep from the final the night before as the shop was all boarded up. Maccas it was. That night Dennis and ...