Art Hostel Rio

Rua Silveira Martins 135 Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22221000, Brazil | Hostel
Prices starting from $26.00

Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

CARNAVAL ! ! ! (Day 11 to 18)

A travel blog entry by nayanjli on Mar 05, 2014

4 comments, 42 photos

Having survived the night in the 18 dorm triple bunks, our guide took us through 4 beaches and a jungle to get to a lush, secluded beach where we spent the afternoon catching waves and enjoying some more cheese on a stick... Going travelling and hoping to shed some pounds is not exactly going to plan :-o

On the way back, we …


A travel blog entry by kate_matt


... Caprinhas (!) and wandered through the streets watching the entertainment from outside the bars, it was a really good atmosphere. We went into one bar and played some cards with some more people we met then had a little dance to the live samba band! The next day was the first day of the World Cup so we got up fairly early to pay a visit to the famous Lapa steps which were around the corner from our hostel. The steps are huge and decorated with colourful mosiac tiles making it ...

Traveling Trials, Another Move, &Pending World Cup

A travel blog entry by nikkirech


... photo of this evening.

If this were not enough, the first night there I noticed ants in the kitchen area - numerous little ants. We wiped it down, but I told Mauro, "You have to contact him. These things will not go away on their own." We slept that night, got up the next morning, and as I'm dressing after my shower, I notice ants in the bed. As I begin looking around, I notice ants on the counters, and as I pick up articles ...

Bloco's & pick-pockets

A travel blog entry by martypritchard

... much the same as the other, though on the main avenue along Copacabana beach so a lot more room! Enjoyed it immensely, even though I did keep one hand on my pocket at all times (no I wasn't just happy to see you!). Lot more people watching during this one as had a good vantage point & just watched the crowds as much as the bloco themselves. Again the same kind of repetitive music, must be a Caraval thing, one song repertoire for the parade, but still catchy & fun to listen to ...

Carnaval City!

A travel blog entry by vwuertz


... percent of the city is covered with rain forest. Another important piece of information Ana shares with us is that the slums or favelas are located on top of hills. The coffee farms were located at sea level. Slaves ran up the hills to escape and to look for food and water. When slavery was abolished, the higher ground became the slums or favelas since there was no technology to bring electric or water to these areas. Today, the slums ...

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