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

Rio - Take 2 :)

A travel blog entry by selleneclark on Jan 18, 2015

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... to work out where they had come from as they looked like they were running from something, all the while staying well back. The bus drivers even came up to us and told us to keep back and not to look. We then saw the shop attendant running through the bus station with a huge wooden post trying to hit the boys. It turns out that the group of about 30 or more of them had been terrorising him, throwing stones etc. One of the boys actually did ...

Rio sights, sounds and samba

A travel blog entry by lauraclaire82 on Dec 11, 2014

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... streets with the beautiful people were washed away. Undeterred we headed out to Lapa and were drawn into a bar by some live samba music. Saturday night in Rio and by 11 it was pretty packed, two buckets of beer in and we had the moves, we had the chat and we had a couple of local groupies sucked in by our British charm! The evening was rounded off with some amazing street food and a massive ringing in our ears! Fabulous end to our Rio adventure with no henna added extras ...

Copacabana

A travel blog entry by jvince on Nov 19, 2014

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... to take you to the back of the statue. As I walk round the base of the statue the panoramic view of the city comes into view. It really is stunning. Forgetting the Christ I just stare at the view. Our guide hurries us forward and positions both Susan and I on the top step. Taking my camera she snaps off some shots of us both "quickly before the crowds" the place already looks crowded to me but apparently this is nothing. I wander around gawking at the view the statue ...

The biggest Favela in Latin America- Rocinha

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan on Oct 11, 2014

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... 4 banks, right in the middle of the favela. Also of interest is that the people livin here never hae to leave if they dont want. The favela is a complete functioning "city" of about 300,000 people.Despite the obvious poverty, the people are still pretty happy. We saw kids playing badmington with a wound up bunch of plastic bags and absolutely lovin it. This is not to say its a great place to live, i certainly wouldnt want to live there. An open air sewer runs right ...

Sugar Loaf

A travel blog entry by salmorton01 on Oct 11, 2014

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... early start this morning for our tour pick up. Thankfully it was a different tour guide who seemed to have a great sense of humour. Also, being Saturday, there was far less traffic so we were soon on our way to the central city area to see the sights. Our first stop was the cathedral, a truly impressive modern building. Even Derek was impressed! The architecture was amazing and I would imagine it would be really impressive ...