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... the girls. In the afternoon we hired bikes and cycled round Lagao Rodrigo de fratas and tried to visit the botanical gardens, before realising we didn't have any locks.
That night we returned to the favelas to experience a local 'funk' night. Funk is a genre of dance music based on a samba beat. While being very entertaining it is incredibly hard to dance to, especially if you are a Gringo! However, the local bodybuilders had a well practised routine which fitted well to every ...
... Every station is local, but then again we've become somewhat used to subtitled TV so that's whats on the agenda for tonight - maybe a little Netflicks if I can worked the power convertor for the MacBook. All we have is the last couple of days to what has been an awesome adventure for the two of us. We're really looking forward to seeing Aaron, Tracy and Hannah in the next couple of day before heading back to reality.
... next track. Still we had a good night. We also went for after work (well for those who were working) drinks to Shena****ns the local Irish bar which has 2 happy hours and brings in a lot of the local workers. It was here I completed my crowning achievement of the trip so far, 7 balling an opponent who shall remain nameless potting with every shot including the break. I was told at this point I wouldn't be invited to go again. Other than that there are plenty of bars ...
... simply because of our English appearance. As this was going on, a Bolivian guy decided to drop a Coca-Cola bottle full of **** right in front of us and an Argentine inadvertently kicked it onto the leg of an Australian who was stood yards in front. Football bringing nations together. This would normally be an undefendable action, but the Aussie in question was a complete idiot who probably deserved it and we denied all knowledge of the incident when he approached us a few ...
... we to know. The doors were locked so we couldn't do a runner. We paid the c*nt and left.
As we bought our tickets the previous day, we had priority tickets which meant we could queue jump so we pretty much went straight into a minibus to the statue.
The statue was huge; an amazing feat of engineering. The views were spectacular, you could see all around Rio and the surrounding area. It was immensely busy so we were moving around at a snails pace, but soon enough ...