Grows House

Address: Rua Barao de Guaratiba, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22.211-150, Brazil | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

The explosive crowdedness of humid January

A travel blog entry by marrre on Jan 04, 2015

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... of party. 'Ooohs' and 'Aaahs' were exclaimed upon viewing some big statue atop a mountain, far off in the distance. The streets grew busier, the buildings grew denser, and soon we disembarked the orange vessel for the very last time. The time for repacking was now; no more camping gear or hiking boots were needed, and several items of clothing had to find their way to a laundrymaster, stat. Twas the night before New Years, and officially the last day of the tour, except ...

Rio part 2- Sun :-)

A travel blog entry by shaunandlouise on Dec 02, 2014

2 comments, 64 photos

... with me. Maybe because of the Olympics/World Cup the city is safer or maybe I am just a more seasoned traveller. Whatever the reason Rio is amazing and I wish we had had more time. Also personally for me Santa Teresa seems like the best place to stay. Yes it is not near the beach but you are in the real city watching the locals go about their daily chores. The beaches are only 15 mins away on the metro. Leblon area was nice and safe but you could be anywhere in the world.
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Christ!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan on Sep 11, 2014

63 photos

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our first stop was Christ the Redeemer. One of the modern wonders of the world, and another one for me to tick off. We got driven to a meeting point where we changed cars into one of the official Tijuca shuttles and got driven to the statue, where we walked up a few steps and were greeted by the big man himself. The statue was impressive. It isn't a world wonder without good reason. But this draw card meant that it ...

Rio

A travel blog entry by greeneggsandham on Aug 11, 2014

19 photos

... your way. After about an hour we finally made it to the sumit. The view was amazing and there were only a few people up there. Its one attraction that not too many people do. We decided to walk through the favela on the way down and stop for lunch. We caught the bus back to Ipanema. That afternoon we went to Sugarloaf to watch the sunset with the rest of the masses. To get there you take two cable cars. The view was again great but the view from the ...

Gauchas Lindas

A travel blog entry by liamkirby on Jul 24, 2014

5 photos

... the difficult relationship between the authorities and the poor. In contrast to this we ate at one of Rio's finest all you can eat churrascias that evening for Kai's farewell, not 15 minutes from the favela that afternoon.
Hiking the two brothers mountain the following day was perhaps the highlight of Rio. You get a mototaxi up through the pacified favela to the foot of the mountain, and I think my knuckles are still white from it. These guys drive like Ben Cousins when ...