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... was gone from sight in seconds. The doctors was only around the corner but we really hoped the guy got there in time. That was a rough sight to see having only been on the island for an hour or so. Leesh was a bit shaken up but by the time we got back to the hostel, it was dinner time and we quickly ate as we watched some terrible Brazilian home and away like show. We crashed put pretty quick after the early start in prep for hopefully a good day exploring the island ...
Here we are in Rio de Janeiro, once capital of Brazil and now an enthralling, exciting party town with iconic international scenery and images galore - and so much more. Our large studio apartment is just two streets back from Copacabana Beach with windows looking out across the favelas climbing the hills towards the famous Christo Redemptor statue that gazes serenely down at its beloved city. What a great location to hang out and explore this ...
... 8217;s incredible how small this world is! This time we were able to take a bit more time and Amanda came with us to a bar called Armazem Sao Thiago, which was recommended to me by Madalena.
We had a drink and made a plan to meet up with Amanda tonight at 8pm for dinner. Graeme, Hillary and I finished our pitcher of beer and then headed back down the hill to get back to the Gloria station. I split off from them because they were ...
... from Ilha das
Cobras – there was mention of them and coral snakes on the walk in the woods
Then up to the monastery (5 floors up a lift in a modern
building!) but unfortunately closed for renovation and the views destroyed by more
recent construction. Was a similar story in the convent. Thankful to see the
impressive municipal theatre and the 2 storey 17th century viaduct
before heading back to the favela.
... 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 ...