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Total distance from Santos: 198 nautical miles
Our first port – Rio de Janeiro. On researching this city synonymous with Copacabana, carnival, beach volleyball and that Jesus thing on top of the hill it is also infamous for the 'favela', the name given to one of the overcrowded slum areas that Ross Kemp is empty headed enough to go skipping though looking for the biggest machete wielding motherf**er all in the name of entertainment. The name Rio de ...
I met a nice English girl named Becky during the tour, and she is just starting her six month South American journey today, which is pretty exciting. I’m hoping that we can both check out Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer tomorrow, but it will depend on if there are clouds or not. Because both monuments are pretty high, if there are any clouds, you won’t be able to see anything from the top. But the ...
... a theatre. Running back to our hotel we kept stopping to watch the street performers. It was amazing.
So Rio is supposed to be very dangerous. I might have had my card skimmed at the ATM before even setting foot outside the airport, but aside from this I felt very safe, was over cautious everywhere else, and would definitely go back to explore more of the country.Think that's all of our brief 3.5 days in Rio!
Jenny (& Richard)
... a million other tourists and took our fair share of selfies and scenic shots, the view was spectacular in every direction. A short nap on the beach was needed after a few hours queueing for the train back down.
Tomorrow we are swapping the hectic city streets of Rio for the chilled out beach life of Ilha Grande. Apologies for the long post, we got a little excited as it our first one. Promise to refine our blogging skills and the info for next time.
Lots of love from far away.x
... was enough to make us slightly paranoid initially about getting mugged but after the first couple of days braving the streets we started to get in the swing of things and feel comfortable. It was nice to feel sand under our toes after the rocks and pebbles in Europe, Ipanema Beach was wide, silky golden sand and palm trees with stalls all along selling fresh coconuts for $1 (Al was in heaven). There was also an absolutely stunning lake Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas 3 blocks ...