Grows House

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

Our not so grand arrival

A travel blog entry by kayclark123 on Aug 06, 2014


... The taxi ride was crazy! There are no rules of the road here, its every man for himself! 2 lanes of traffic can easily become 4 if everybody tries hard enough. He weaved us in and out of traffic jams, cutting up buses, lorries and mopeds for about 40 minutes before dropping us off at the end of our street and asking for more Reals than we had agreed on. Being unable to even speak portugese, let alone argue in it, we paid.
Botafogo, the neighbourhood we were staying ...

The last of La Paz and Rio.

A travel blog entry by skannyboy on Jul 19, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

... little man who sold them, Maxi who worked at the bar, the constantly hectic atmosphere and the awesome party scene.

My journey to Rio was not an easy one. Originally I was to stay 13 hours overnight in Iquiqes airport in Chile but luckily I managed to catch an earlier plane from there to Santiago. Here I had less luck and ended up spending the night not sleeping on a Starbucks sofa completely unable to deal with the Chilean money system. ...

Another Hike?!?

A travel blog entry by pohearn818 on Jun 24, 2014

69 photos

... Inca Trail, in that there were no steps to follow, just tree roots that you sort of had to put your feet in and grab onto. Using the trees for leverage climbing up was also essential as it took the strain off the rest of your body. Would have loved my walking stick.

Around 2/3 of the way through, we come to a large rock probably 50 feet long that has not foot holds, just a chain that we have to use to climb up. It was not particularly steep, ...

Traveling Trials, Another Move, &Pending World Cup

A travel blog entry by nikkirech on Jun 03, 2014

37 photos

... we found in Barra did not set well enough to make us stay. Allow me to elaborate.

It should have been the most heavenly location and apartment. Seriously, the complex itself is gorgeous, and our apartment had a view of the ocean that made the heart sing! We were situated in an area of Barra surrounded by lovely little cafes and restaurants, ALL within walking distance. This is rare in Barra, as it is known to be an area ...

From Christ to Sugar Loaf

A travel blog entry by jordansgo on May 08, 2014

11 photos

... up by the modern city and new beaches. Olympic village being built in old docklands site similar to London, but need to do a lot with transport links apparently to make it work. We walked down some amazing tiled steps which have been left to the city to enjoy by a tile collector. He became so disenchanted with how the area was being used by young drug dealers and addicts, he committed suicide by setting light to himself on the steps as a protest. Really sad as this ...



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