Hostel New Ipanema
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... to look like the
Brazilian women’s swimming costume which is called a thong. We decided to head
down to the boulevard at Copacabana beach upon our return to check out the
night markets. They were very poor with not many stalls and mainly junk
souvenirs. We then decided to try one of the local pubs and had a local beer
which wasn’t too bad before grabbing a chicken burger from a local chain before
walking back to our hostel.
... accepted the better team had won. We made our way out through the crowd and with the streets packed we started the walk home, passing thousands of fans on the way and one final rendition of 'Brasil que se siente...' in the tunnel between Copa and Botafogo which was quickly dispersed by police when the Argentinians briefly blocked the road. On our way back we also saw some ecstatic Germans but perhaps some even happier Brazilians, ironically humming the melody to 'brasil ...
... else. After some discussion we went to Lapa. I was told by quite a few people that Lapa was the place to be on a Friday and Saturday night where thousands just drink on the streets. We got in at 7am..enough said.
I had a few hours sleep and then decided to head to the beach to sort this hangover out. I was sitting at a beach bar eating a cheese toastie still a little drunk when I saw a man strolling down the ...
... it meant "beehive" or "slum tenement". Either way we were slightly apprehensive (especially after hearing some Brazil horror stories) but it turned out to a wonderful place to stay for a week. The set up was essentially a courtyard with two floors of rooms on the left and shared bathrooms and kitchens on the right. Mostly made up of Brazilian families, they let out a few rooms to tourists so it was great to be living amongst real rio residents. Trying to ask our way to ...
... up super early to wait for Dan to arrive, what a gentleman. After catching up with Dan we headed to Christ the Reedemer. We had a stop at a lookout point. When we got there it was packed! So many people, we saw the ultimate CtR fan - he had it tattooed on his back. After wandering the beautiful beaches we settled on a rock overlooking Ipanema beach with a capahrina for some and coconut water for others to watch the sunset. Being the middle ...